Technical Applications

Sam Sklar

October 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Sam Sklar

Sam Sklar is a director with Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Sklar worked as a field coordinator and election strategist with Brandon West running for City Council, for which he collaborated with organizational leadership to effectively allocate resources and conduct community outreach. Mr. Sklar also recruited, organized, and trained numerous volunteers […]

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PA Agriculture: A Staple of the Economy

May 27, 2022 / Comments Off on PA Agriculture: A Staple of the Economy

Agriculture has been and continues to be an integral part of Pennsylvania’s economy. According to a previous report published in 2021 by ESI, “Pennsylvania’s $81.5 billion agriculture sector supported 301,900 direct jobs and $14.5 billion in labor income.” Farms are located in all 67 counties within the state, providing necessary support to all Pennsylvanians in […]

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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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SEPTA Key Advantage Program

April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Program

SEPTA Key Advantage is an institutional pass program in which participating partner organizations have the ability to purchase a Monthly Anywhere TrailPass for all their employees. Key Advantage can be used on all SEPTA modes, including Regional Rail, Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Norristown High Speed Line, and city and suburban buses and trolleys. Phase I […]

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USVI Infrastructure Maintenance and Economic Growth

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on USVI Infrastructure Maintenance and Economic Growth

In 2021, ESI collaborated with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) to study the links between transportation infrastructure maintenance, resiliency and economic competitiveness. The study reviewed decades of relevant research and found that regions with inadequate public investment endure higher daily costs […]

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NJ Transit Capital Plan Economic Impact

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on NJ Transit Capital Plan Economic Impact

In 2020, ESI collaborated with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University to evaluate the economic impact of New Jersey Transit’s 5-Year Capital Plan. NJ Transit proposed its first 5-year needs-based Capital Plan in 2020, identifying the investments needed to meet organizational goals and deliver top quality transit service. This multi-billion […]

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