Planning is a complex process, and good planning requires high-quality information on transportation needs, services, and the costs and potential impacts of transportation investments. CS develops mobile and web-based software that improves planning through sharing important data, providing quality cost and benefit assessments, and facilitating the collaboration process.
Sound economic analysis means better decision making across the spectrum of transportation investments, from discrete projects to complete transportation systems. At Cambridge Systematics, our contributions to the field include many of the economic analysis processes and tools used across the country today.
Our practice encompasses Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), Economic Impact Analysis (EIA), and Return on Investment (ROI), and our experience spans all transportation modes, operational improvements, pricing strategies, and decision-making for Federal, state, and local agencies.
Transportation funding has grown increasingly scarce even as a changing population and economy depend more than ever on the movement of people and goods. CS has been at the leading edge of transportation finance for decades, guiding organizations in quantifying their own investment needs and identifying innovative strategies to fund them.