Through our work on long range transportation plans, freight studies and strategic plans we can help you identify realistic funding opportunities that meet the goals of your agency.


We’ve helped agencies secure around $1 billion in grant funding for a range of passenger and freight rail, highway, port, transit, bikeways, and active transportation as well as technology and complete streets projects.


In addition to helping tell your community’s story through compelling narrative, here are some of the ways we can support your agency’s next grant:

Revenue Forecasting and Tolling and Pricing Strategies

Using micro-simulation models, we’ve helped Departments of transportation estimate revenue of designated corridors based on combinations of potential pricing policies, growth scenarios forecasts, pricing sensitivities of the public and traveler’s value of time.

Enhanced Economic Analysis through TIERS

Partner with us for access to our exclusive Transportation Impact and Economic Return System (TIERS). The TIERS framework reinvents how agencies incorporate economic analysis into planning by combining expert knowledge, stakeholder input and first-hand research to generate economic model inputs that are reliable, transparent and defensible.

Benefit-Cost Analysis

Using a systematic approach, we create a customized tool for your agency that takes into account Federal guidance regarding evaluation criteria, discount and monetization rates, and evaluation methods.

Grant Preparation

Having completed more than 75 successful grant applications for agencies across the country, our staff of nationally recognized grant and technology specialists, grant writers, proposal specialists, and graphic designers have a deep understanding of Federal grant program requirements, processes and criteria used to determine a project’s shovel readiness.

We have deep experience with Federal grant programs, including:

  • Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)
  • Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI)
  • Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE)
  • Federal Transit Administration New and Small Starts
  • Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD)
  • Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)

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Paula Dowell

Freight and Economics National Practice Lead