infrastructure

Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

April 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

Corporate, government, and academic experts join forces to build a road map and business case for urban transformation PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 16, 2018 ESI ThoughtLab announces the launch of Smarter Cities 2025: Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan, a ground-breaking research program that will provide city leaders with a road map to becoming a successful […]

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SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

March 23, 2018 / Comments Off on The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

The idea of self-driving vehicles has been touted by Richard Threlfall, Global Head of Infrastructure at KPMG, as a “transport revolution” with an accelerating rate of innovation. Automotive manufacturers and developers are funneling billions into R&D, and cities and states are establishing task forces to determine whether or not they are ready for autonomous vehicles, […]

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Funding Public Water: The Protection/Commodity Conundrum

February 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Funding Public Water: The Protection/Commodity Conundrum

We take the instantaneous availability of safe water for granted. Which is not surprising, since we are 164 years removed from the cholera outbreak in London, which triggered the advances in sanitation that have mostly eliminated water-borne illnesses in the developed countries. The basic technologies that underpin the sourcing, treatment and transport of water free […]

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DOT to Award $500 Million in TIGER Grants in 2017

September 12, 2017 / Comments Off on DOT to Award $500 Million in TIGER Grants in 2017

DOT is planning to award $500 million worth of grants to states for infrastructure construction projects. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that will be selected from applications from state and local governments. Since 2009, the TIGER grant program has provided nearly $5.1 billion to 421 projects in all 50 states, the […]

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Recap: Micro Aspects of Infrastructure

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Recap: Micro Aspects of Infrastructure

        On Friday, May 12, 2017 Econsult Solutions and Drexel University held their third joint Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference. The first panel of the Urban Economic Policy Conference that was held jointly by Drexel’s School of Economics and ESI was moderated by ESI President Stephen Mullin and focused on the micro-economic impacts […]

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