Recognizing the role of transportation in the institutional inequities that have disadvantaged vulnerable communities for generations is just the first step. Addressing these systemic barriers is a complex challenge. It requires engaging with the real experiences of the people in our communities, understanding your agency’s unique context, recognizing the needs of your community now and understanding that those needs will evolve over time.

Our partnership approach is grounded in distinct equity principles, a driving sense of purpose, and the experience, capabilities and flexibility to collaborate with you and your stakeholders for real change.

We bring an equity lens to all the work we do

With an understanding of the drivers, issues and outcomes you and your community want to address, we put our expertise to work. That can involve equity analysis, multimodal planning, travel behavior pattern analysis, future technologies, software mobility solutions and more. We bring the right cross-disciplinary members to the team we form with you and your community, and we move forward to tackle your equity needs holistically, systemically, and expertly—grounded in stakeholder engagement.

Here are some of the many ways Cambridge Systematics turns our deep commitment to equity into meaningful change:

Modeling and Data Analytics

In all applications of our LOCUS location-based services data product, we include equity travel flows even when it goes beyond the project requirements. We do this because every agency should have the tools to carry out transportation decision-making through an equity lens.

Technology and Tools

By developing our trip-planning solutions on open source platforms we provide equity of access, enabling a nationwide community of partners to develop and enhance the mobility software that people with disabilities, the elderly, low-income residents, veterans, and all riders depend on. We also help advance data standards to reduce costs and leverage code, standards and data formats that have industry acceptance and backing, supporting the interoperability so that allows various technology and agency functions to work seamlessly together in support of the communities they serve.

Planning and Policy

We approach planning for the future of transit as an obligation to get our most vulnerable neighbors where they need to go safely, with access to health, economic, educational and social resources. We call this Mobility Forward.

Freight and Goods Movement

Recognizing the inequitable distribution of the harmful impacts of freight transportation, we developed guidelines for mitigating the environmental and health impacts while leveraging opportunities to improve access to quality jobs and delivery of vital goods such as healthy food options and medical supplies.

Our commitment to bringing an equity lens to all of our work is a result of the equity principles that guide our firm internally. Read more about how our internal diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives impact our work.

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