CS has continuously advanced the state of the practice in freight and truck modeling. Our methods combine the best of commodity flow models, vehicle-based travel demand models, operational simulations and modal diversion models. We integrate these and other tools for an approach that considers mobility, economic impact, benefit-cost, air quality and safety analysis. Our current initiatives include the development of advanced regional freight models that incorporate supply chain and urban logistics practices in the modeling framework.
State, regional and local agencies face challenges in the effort to alleviate port congestion, especially in planning for goods movement and alternative passenger transit modes. Cambridge Systematics brings expertise in the full spectrum of skills required for solutions: master planning, market assessment and forecasts for cargo and cruise operations, landside access planning, economic impact analysis, financial planning, intelligent transportation systems planning, strategic planning, and environmental impact assessment.
Successful freight planning requires a deep understanding of the industry drivers of goods movement, the impact of supply chains on system condition and performance, and the link between land use, infrastructure, economic development, and
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.