EDR Group is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Peter Plumeau has been appointed President and CEO of EDR Group. Glen Weisbrod will continue as Chair of the Board of Directors. In addition, Steven Landau has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Read more.
EDR Group provides benefit-cost and economic impact analysis, along with technical advisory services on winning applications for the US Department of Transportation's (USDOT's) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grants program that support road, rail, transit, and port infrastructure projects across the country. In the latest round of awards announced on December 11, 2018, EDR Group assisted two organizations in successful grant applications. Read More
HOW DOTs AND MPOs CAN SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Transportation planners are increasingly concerned with in the concept of resilience – the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster or other unanticipated change. In our own practice we work to expand resilient transportation plans to address disasters’ potential ripple effects on interdependent systems. In fact, the wider social and economic effects can greatly exceed the direct impacts to individual facilities as the consequences of a disaster spread across time and space, and from one infrastructure system (i.e., the electric grid) to the next (i.e., public transportation network). Read More.
In November 2018, FHWA released a report and hosted a webinar on "The Role of Transportation Investment in Private Firm Site Selection," produced by EDR Group. The materials are geared to helping DOTs and MPOs improve their understanding of how transportation access plans and investments relate to economic development and firm site selection decisions. This knowledge can increase the value DOTs and MPOs add to state and regional economic development initiatives. Read More.