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For the High Road Foundation, EBP assessed the economic benefits and regional economic impacts of a proposed monorail line along the I-270 corridor in Maryland. The proposed monorail between Frederick (Frederick County) and the Shady Grove Metro station (Montgomery County) will relieve congestion on I-270, support sustainable growth, and improve regional access. Read More
Data Sharing Guidance for Public Transit Agencies

For the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's), Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), EBP authored an action-oriented report that includes a how-to guide for transit agencies to use in making data sharing decisions. The findings were developed through a review of relevant academic, professional, and legal literature, a survey, and interviews of individuals in the public and private sectors. The report highlights the major benefits, costs, and risks of data sharing, as well as the legal context. Read More
Access to Jobs, Economic Opportunities, and Education in Rural Areas
For the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Project 08-131, EBP is developing a framework for the integration of accessibility evaluation in rural transportation policy, investment, and planning decisions. The objective of the study is to provide a tool for rural transportation planners and providers to improve accessibility in rural areas, addressing deficiencies. Read More
Envision Resilience Nantucket Survey
EBP is designing, implementing, and evaluating a two-part survey of attitudes towards climate change, resilience, and adaptation on Nantucket. The survey effort will allow our client, ReMain Nantucket, and their partners prepare for and evaluate the impacts of the Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge. The challenge is a design studio in which interdisciplinary teams of graduate students will reimagine Nantucket Harbor under the latest projections of sea level rise. Read More
Highway Safety Behavioral Strategies
For the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP), and in partnership with the Western Transportation Institute (WTI), EBP is supporting a national research effort focused on how state departments of transportation and other agencies can encourage safe driving choices in rural areas. The project involves developing behavioral traffic safety tools that planners and policymakers can easily implement. Read More

EBP is looking forward to participating in and presenting at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting, which will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. The list of specific EBP presentations will be posted closer to the start of the conference.
Jenna Goldberg and Russell Pildes Present at NH Traffic Safety Series
Jenna Goldberg and Russell Pildes participated in a panel discussion on speed and traffic safety at the New Hampshire Traffic Safety Series on December 9th, 2020.As part of the discussion, they presented on EBP's geographic studies with FHWA and the Transportation Research Board. Read More
Kyle Schroeckenthaler Presents on Value Impact Analysis for FHWA and Consortium on Scenario Planning

In November 2020, Kyle Schroeckenthaler presented about the Value Impact Analysis Toolkits for two webinars. On 11/18/20, he presented as part of the National Economic Partnerships (NEP) Webinar on Sun Corridor Value Impact Analysis Tool, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty. On 11/10/20, Schroeckenthaler made a presentation on EBP's Value Impact Analysis Toolkit: Multifaceted Transportation Scenario Analysis as part of the Consortium on Scenario Planning. Read More
Dr. Cecilia Viggiano Appointed as a Founding Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Transit Data

This year, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) officially designated AP090 Transit Data as a Standing Committee. Formerly, the topic of transit data was covered by the Joint Subcommittee on Transformative Trends in Transit Data (AP000/ABJ00). This designation reflects the importance of data for public transit agencies. Viggiano was appointed as a founding member of the committee. She brings key expertise in public transit data sharing and management. Read More