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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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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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The Future of Transit Agencies: During and After COVID-19

March 25, 2020 / Comments Off on The Future of Transit Agencies: During and After COVID-19

In our last post about COVID-19 and public transit, I discussed potential short run challenges and long run implications for the epidemic. The short run is now here. Philadelphia’s transit agency, SEPTA, is reporting an 88% reduction in travel on its commuter trains linking the city and the suburbs, and a 60% reduction in its […]

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