Transportation and Infrastructure

Moving Cities: Bangkok

February 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Bangkok

This is the first post of a series titled Moving Cities, which is dedicated to exploring the vast diversity of cities and how their transit systems shape them. It will examine the organizational structure of transit in relation to the city, the economics of the transit system and the role of the transit system in the […]

Read More

New Analysis Estimates Benefits of KOP Rail Project

December 3, 2015 / Comments Off on New Analysis Estimates Benefits of KOP Rail Project

SEPTA’s proposed extension of the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia will result in the addition of 17,000—29,000 new employees in King of Prussia over 20 years, according to new analysis released today by Econsult Solutions, Inc. and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The Connecting KOP study quantifies benefits associated with SEPTA’s King […]

Read More

Transit and Equity: What’s Fair and What’s Not?

October 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Transit and Equity: What’s Fair and What’s Not?

On October 27th, 2015, ESI President and Principal, Richard Voith, will represent the Ontiveros/ESI: Equity Solutions joint venture at a workshop of the Rail~volution annual conference: “Transit and Equity: What’s Fair and What’s Not?.” Defining equity is a hot topic for transit and TOD and spans a wide range of issues: gentrification and displacement, community […]

Read More

Citywide Ferry Study for the New York City Economic Development Corporation

May 13, 2014 / Comments Off on Citywide Ferry Study for the New York City Economic Development Corporation

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) contributed to The Citywide Ferry Study 2013 report commissioned by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). ESI assessed the real estate and development benefits attributable to the East River Ferry. ESI’s analysis focused on the real estate and development benefits, the direct user benefits, wider economic benefits, the transit system […]

Read More

U.S. 422 Improvements – Potential Economic Impacts

April 8, 2014 / Comments Off on U.S. 422 Improvements – Potential Economic Impacts

Econsult Corporation, on behalf of Select Greater Philadelphia, prepared an economic analysis of the potential economic impacts of improving the US 422 corridor, which stretches between Norristown and Reading, and includes US 422  itself, and a freight rail that previously hosted passenger rail service. In recent years, US 422 has seen sustained congestion as a […]

Read More

The Impacts of SEPTA Regional Rail Service on Suburban House Prices

October 2, 2013 / Comments Off on The Impacts of SEPTA Regional Rail Service on Suburban House Prices

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) used data on single-family house transactions over the 2005 to 2012 period in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties to estimate the property value premium that results from being located close to a Regional Rail station. Using a hedonic regression model, we found that proximity, service frequency and commuter parking all contribute […]

Read More