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Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

April 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

Despite the fact that the City is once again requiring masking indoors, Philadelphians are on the move—or at least they are trying. In theory, remote work and online retail should have reduced the need for travel; however, for those who are still navigating around the city, there are serious challenges. Automotive congestion feels at least […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage: A Driving Force for a More Equitable Philadelphia

April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage: A Driving Force for a More Equitable Philadelphia

Access to reliable transportation is crucial to maintaining stable employment, achieving educational goals, accessing healthcare and social services, and participating in community life. With a per capita median income of under $30,000, transportation costs can be a significant burden on Philadelphians. How do we reduce that burden, while also maintaining a transit system that’s taken […]

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ICYMI: Transportation and Infrastructure

October 23, 2020 / Comments Off on ICYMI: Transportation and Infrastructure

ESI has published numerous articles in our blog, Present Value, and our experts have been featured in the news offering their insights on Transportation and Infrastructure. Please enjoy the following compilation of posts and contact us if you’d like to hear more. Learn more about our work in this practice area on our website. Present Value […]

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SEPTA & PennDOT Awarded $8.3M from USDOT Federal Railroad Administration

June 19, 2020 / Comments Off on SEPTA & PennDOT Awarded $8.3M from USDOT Federal Railroad Administration

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) provided a Benefit-Cost analysis for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) successful grant application for USDOT Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) State of Good Repair Partnership funding. The $8.3M FRA grant is 50% of the $16.7 needed to complete shovel-ready capacity improvements on the Harrisburg Line linking […]

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Our Experts Discuss the Effects of COVID-19 on Transit and Measures for Recovery

May 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Our Experts Discuss the Effects of COVID-19 on Transit and Measures for Recovery

Econsult Solutions’ Transportation Practice helps transit agencies and departments of transportation make the case for infrastructure expenditures and investments by measuring the service area economic footprint and analyzing both economic and social impacts. With our focus on transportation this month, Steve Wray, ESI Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and former executive director of the Economy […]

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Implementing Surface Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

May 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Implementing Surface Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

While the public policy conversation in recent weeks has understandably been focused on the health and economic implications of the current crisis, it is also necessary to maintain a long-term view. This is particularly true with infrastructure investments, where the decisions made today will have impacts on our economy and way of life for years […]

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