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At Cambridge Systematics, we leverage technology and ingenuity to advance the world of transportation: planning and policy, movement of people and goods, software design and development, and, underlying it all, effective partnerships and objective analysis with a focus on equity and safety. We build cutting-edge yet practical solutions and products that make a meaningful difference in every community we touch.

Focus Areas

Freight and Economics

A forward-thinking approach that prepares your freight systems for the future.

Modeling and Analytics

The quality data, high-powered models, accurate forecasts and credible analyses your agency needs for transportation decision-making and future planning.

Planning and Management

Innovative solutions to address transportation issues, present and future.

Software and Tools

Easy-to-use software platforms, practical solutions and quality services that help solve transportation’s most critical challenges.

Transit + Shared Mobility

The right mix of expertise and tools to help you succeed in a complex mobility landscape.

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Freight and Economic Modeling and Analysis

Guide your investment decisions by utilizing an array of innovative freight and truck data and modeling tools.

Freight Planning and Policy

Review and evaluate freight policies, regulations, and procedures with the foremost experts of freight planning and policy.

Statewide, Regional, and Urban Freight Planning

Develop a holistic data-driven, stakeholder-informed freight plan that goes beyond federal requirements to position your state or region for economic opportunity, resiliency, and equity by leveraging the link between land use, infrastructure, and economic development.

Mobility Information

Manage and deliver integrated, reliable information to riders regardless of mobility need or service type, including real-time vehicle locations and optimized arrival predictions, tailored trip planning and pricing, and eligibility-based trip recommendations.

Market and Economic Analysis

Understand your customers’ diverse needs and improve your competitive position through segmented market assessments, ridership forecasting, economic and public benefits analysis, and grant and funding support services.

Tolling, Pricing and Road User Charging

Cambridge Systematics is well-positioned to help you optimize your surface transportation systems using tolling and road user charging strategies.

System Operations

Improving security, safety and reliability of your community’s transportation system is important to your agency. Transportation Systems Management Operations (TSMO) strategies can help optimize the performance of existing multimodal infrastructure.

Resilience and Sustainability

Partner with us to help your agency better prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and successfully adapt to adverse events. Our work spans risk valuations, climate adaptation, emissions and energy analysis, air quality planning, supply chain and economic impact studies, and more.

Emerging Technologies

Prepare to harness a future with support from planning through implementation for emerging technologies like Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), connected/autonomous vehicles, and roadside, station and vehicle-based communications infrastructure.

Survey Design and Market Research

From transit market research surveys to commercial vehicle and establishment surveys to household travel surveys, we can guide your agency through the development and design of any survey type. We’re recognized for our work on the Federal Highway Administration’s Travel Survey Manual.

Business Intelligence and Dashboards

Understand and glean actionable insights by integrating complex big data sources with agency ridership and performance systems to produce analyses and visualizations for service planning, operations management, and other applications.

Truck Operations

Prepare for and leverage freight technologies and operational strategies to promote freight efficiency, safety, and resiliency.

Research and Training

We help agencies and transportation practitioners expand their analytical and modeling capabilities through research manuals and curated training courses. As practitioners and data scientists, we continuously seek to advance the state of the art by implementing best practices in our work.

Freight Market and Supply Chain Assessments

Understand the market context and how you can stay competitive by conducting a supply chain and market assessment to assess economic development opportunities.

Strategic and Long Range Planning

As communities grow and change, transportation systems, agency’s organizational operations and data-driven processes must evolve as well. Planning sets a vision and attainable objectives and strategies to create a safer, more equitable and sustainable transportation future.

Geographic Information Systems

From Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programming and applications to map-making for public outreach to complex statistical analysis, our solutions are designed to help you understand the impacts of transportation projects and design enterprise GIS systems.

Stakeholder Outreach and Event Coordination

Apply proven outreach methodologies and private sector relationships to support structured collection of input from stakeholders.

Model Development and Application

We develop creative, practical solutions for travel demand models, such as the estimation and implementation of trip-based and activity-based models that acknowledge and quantify the inherent risk in forecasting the future.


Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. We use a holistic, Safe System approach to help agencies reach their safety goals through ​safety performance measures, targets and priorities to developing Strategic Highway Safety Plans, Highway Safety Plans, Local Road Safety Plans, Fail Safety,

Service Planning and Redesign

Deploy system data like never before to plan the right blend of fixed route and on-demand services and infrastructure that equitably and dynamically meets rider needs, optimizes agency resources, and incorporates transit technology innovations.

Freight Modeling

We lead the nation in the advancement of freight modeling techniques, including the integration of commodity flow data into four-step models, the use of locational data in truck parking studies, and the development of tour-based freight models.

Simulation, Analysis and Operations

Use simulation to help plan and analyze operations of your transportation network. Evaluate what-if scenarios or alternatives to analyze potential infrastructure investments, examine new technology benefits understand development impacts on the community your agency serves.