public transportation

Public Transit

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Public Transit

About Analytics-Driven Insight The pandemic has proved the vital importance of public transit to essential functions of society, but presents the industry with stark challenges in rebuilding ridership and economies of scale. In this environment, it is critical that transit providers use evidence-based analysis both to plan and tailor their services, and to make the […]

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BUILD Grant Applications

March 2, 2021 / Comments Off on BUILD Grant Applications

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as TIGER), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts […]

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SEPTA Economic Intelligence

May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on SEPTA Economic Intelligence

About SEPTA Economic Intelligence Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) has undertaken a series of studies for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on the economic value, development implications, and equitable benefits of its service. Collectively, these studies articulate the value proposition that SEPTA provides to the region’s residents and its economy. In this time of crisis, […]

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Public Transit

COVID-19 Implications for Transit

March 17, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 Implications for Transit

Whether you love it or hate it, transit receives public funding because government leaders and a majority of the public believe that transit yields an array of benefits that enhance our quality of life and economic productivity. These beliefs are supported by a significant amount of high-quality research. The emerging COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly put […]

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Limiting our Potential: How Center City Congestion Impacts all Philadelphians

June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Limiting our Potential: How Center City Congestion Impacts all Philadelphians

In recent years, Center City Philadelphia has grown in its attractiveness and activity, and with it has seen an increase in the number of pedestrians, transit riders, cyclists, and drivers of all types that share its narrow street grid. At the same time, the emergence of ridesharing and online shopping has put new kinds of […]

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A Fond Farewell from Andrea Mannino

May 10, 2019 / Comments Off on A Fond Farewell from Andrea Mannino

For the past six years I have been a director at ESI. I have watched the company grow from 12 to 30 employees and with more growth planned in the near-term. During those six years, two joint ventures were formed and the breadth of services and products offered expanded. I worked with a supportive and […]

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