public transportation

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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Transportation and Infrastructure

March 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Transportation and Infrastructure

About Analytics-Driven Insight Infrastructure investments and transportation services impact the economic trajectory, land use patterns, access to economic opportunity, and quality of life of an area by connecting people to places. ESI combines economic, strategic, and analytic capabilities to help our clients evaluate their options, demonstrate the benefits of their projects, and achieve their objectives. […]

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The Economic Impact of the Port Authority of Allegheny County

March 12, 2019 / Comments Off on The Economic Impact of the Port Authority of Allegheny County

ESI was retained in 2018 by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC), the comprehensive provider of public transit services in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to assess its economic impact. The report demonstrates the impact of PAAC’s expenditures and service on the economy, on residents, and on state and local tax bases through a variety of […]

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SEPTA Service: A Value Proposition for Philadelphians

November 27, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Service: A Value Proposition for Philadelphians

SEPTA’s transit service is a valued amenity for residents of the city and region. The amenity value it provides is reflected in housing markets, where homeowners demonstrate a willingness to pay more for an otherwise similar house with better service access. ESI was hired to analyze SEPTA service throughout Philadelphia and uses thousands of housing […]

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The Future of Transportation

June 22, 2018 / Comments Off on The Future of Transportation

This is the latest installment in ESI’s ‘Future of’ series, where industry experts look at cutting-edge trends impacting the way we live, work, and travel in urban settings. In a prior installment, we focused on the future of real estate. In this week’s Present Value, we examine the future of transportation, looking at the effects […]

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Philadelphia Housing Index: The El’s Impact on Neighborhood Premium

March 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Housing Index: The El’s Impact on Neighborhood Premium

You may have noticed, we think a lot about the value of public transportation around here. So we paid extra attention when the Inquirer and Billy Penn introduced a fascinating series on the importance of the El to Philadelphia. Weekday ridership on the El (officially, the Market-Frankford Line) has increased by 20% since 2001, and […]

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