Collecting reliable freight data is essential for planning and investment decision-making at the state and regional levels. With traditional approaches proving less reliable, clients look to CS for innovative strategies, such as the use of GPS technologies, for wide, unobtrusive, and cost-effective gathering of data samples that create a more complete picture.
As planners and policymakers increasingly look to rail to reduce highway congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, rehabilitation and expansion are critical to serving domestic and international trade lanes. Cambridge Systematics leads the field in offering insight, analysis and support on these issues. We work with the nation’s largest freight railroads to provide strategic planning services, analytical support for public sector funding, market analyses, and local industrial access and preservation programs.
As changes in the US and global economy drive up freight demand and stress freight transportation systems, Cambridge Systematics helps states, regions and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) plan to accommodate this growth—and capitalize on it through priority-driven investments. Our work allows agencies to understand the link between freight efficiency and economic vitality, improve freight operations while meeting mobility and livability goals, and implement projects and programs that address evolving needs.