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Greetings!  This is to alert you to recent work of interest in the transportation, energy and environment, economic growth strategy and urban development sectors. Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates on our work, speaking engagements, and press mentions. Be sure to visit our web site, which now features explanations of the analysis tools we are using, as well as learning resources on trending topics such as Prioritization, Smart Growth & Cluster Development, Connectivity and Green Technologies.   
  - The EDR Group Team, August 2017                                             
EDR Group Welcomes Peter Plumeau and Michael Sherman
EDR Group is proud to announce the hiring of Peter Plumeau as Vice President, and Mike Sherman as Principal Consultant, Clean Energy Policy.

Mr. Plumeau specializes in providing transportation and logistics solutions for sustainable cities, states, and regions. With over 20 years' experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, he focuses on developing strategies, policies, and plans for harmonizing goods movement, urban design and economic development, including helping planners integrate freight considerations into complete streets plans and advising policy-makers on the relationship of logistics efficiency to economic vitality. Read More

Mr.  Sherman will help expand the firm's practice in energy policy and program analysis, focusing on municipal and regional energy efficiency.  He has more than 30 years' experience in a broad range of energy roles in the public and private sectors, including policy and legislation, regulation, program planning and evaluation.  Read More
Communicating the Economic Benefit and Value of Transit: A Guide for Local Transit Agencies 
For the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), EDR Group develope d two products in support of economic analysis by its member agencies: (1) a web-based tool and (2) an economic analysis guide.  The web-based tool allows agencies to analyze the ongoing role their operations and capital expenditures play within their regional economy.  The guide - "My Economic Impact: How to Talk About My Numbers," is intended to assist public transit agencies with analyzing and then communicating the economic value of of public transit.  Read More
Economic Analysis of Completing the Appalachian Development Highway System 
For the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), EDR group performed an ex-post analysis of the impact that implementation of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) has had on the Appalachian region, as well as the likely future impact of completing the system.   The study  estimates the economic outcomes of ADHS work completed to date and forecasts the future economic impacts, benefits, and costs associated with completing the system.  The analysis includes modeling of transportation and economic conditions, mapping of accessibility, and consideration of business attraction and trade effects of the system.  Read More
Lynchburg Regional Connectivity Study 
For the  Virginia Department of Transportation, Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, EDR Group was part of team engaged in a multiagency collaboration involving state and regional entities in Virginia. The connectivity study was designed to assess the adequacy and economic impact of regional connections linking lynchburg and the rest of Central Virginia.  Connectivity is broadly defined to include a range of physical infrastructure such as roadways and broadband capacity, as well as social and institutional connections that influence the ability of the business community to access the skills they need through the region's workforce.   Read More
Resource Allocation of Available Funding to Programs of Work (NCHRP Synthesis 510)
For the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (
NCHRP ), EDR Group performed a synthesis study on how state departments of transportation (DOTs) allocate resources between different programs and business activities. This project is especially relevant as agencies look to move towards performance-based planning and programming and continue to pursue innovative solutions to address funding shortfalls and uncertainty. Many agencies face rising costs of maintenance for facilities built during the highway construction heyday but also see needs for new facilities to address shifting population and travel patterns. Balancing these concerns is a key component of the resource allocation processes investigated by EDR Group.  Read More
Economic Impact Tools and Models: Are they Useful? 
West Coast Ports: Wall Street Journal 

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