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Evaluating Economic Development Programs with Limited Data
Using New Data to Improve Transit Networks
Planning and Policy Approaches for Supporting Sustainable Urban Freight Movement
Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads
For the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP),  Synthesis 48-07, EDR Group documented current practices used by transportation agencies to make investment decisions about low volume roads. Low volume roads are at a disadvantage relative to other roads within traditional investment prioritization processes that focus on volume-based metrics of benefit and impact.  Read More
Economic Cost of Failing to Modernize Public Transportation
For the American Public Transportation Association, EDR Group examined how transit disinvestment affects regional economies and how agencies are working to address transit State of Good Repair (SGR). The report summarizes  ongoing developments in agency decision making and management processes and provides and overview of current state of practice.  Read More  
Guidebook to Funding Transportation Through Land Value Return and Recycling
EDR Group, as part of a team lead by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), developed a Guidebook to Funding Transportation Through Land Value Return and Recycling.   Produced for the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) National Cooperative Research Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the guidebook was published as NCHRP Report 873. The report offers guidelines and methods for using value capture methods to help fund highway projects in the US, along with practical case examples.  Read More  
Pittsburgh Airport Economic Impact Study
For the Allegheny County Airport Authority, EDR Group conducted an economic impact study of Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC). The purpose of the study was to identify the role of the airport in the southwest Pennsylvania economy and to help the Airport Authority set its policy objectives.    Read More   
Omaha Transit Return on Investment StudyFor the Omaha Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), EDR Group is assessing the economic returns associated with existing and potential future transit services within the context of the Omaha region's ongoing economic and land development.  Read More
Cook County (IL) Freight Plan.  EDR Group, as part of a consultant team, is assessing the economic impacts of proposed freight transportation system improvements for the Cook County Department of Transportation as part of the County's first-ever Freight Plan. Using TREDIS Fueled by TRANSEARCH, EDR Group is helping to ensure the County's freight improvement project prioritization benefits the economy as well as local traffic flow. Read More
International Transportation and Economic Development (I-TED) 2018 Presentations
EDR Group was a proud sponsor of the  6th International Transportation and Economic Development (ITED) Conference, with a timely theme of "Relationships between Multimodal Transportation & Economic Development: Policy, Infrastructure, & Technology."   EDR Group colleagues presented on a variety of topics, including:
 From Our Blog
Collaborative Experience with EBP
By Kyle Schroeckenthaler, Planning & Policy Analyst - EDR Group
Last month, I arrived in Zurich, Switzerland to start a two-month long visit, and I am working in the offices of EBP (our parent company) for the summer. I am working a lot with existing US-based projects and clients, but also have many other exciting opportunities to support our Swiss colleagues and build relationships that will be beneficial to EDR Group's current and future work..
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The Evolution of Transportation + Economic Development: 10 Takeaways from I-TED 2018
By Glen Weisbrod, President - EDR Group
The I-TED Conference on Transportation and Economic Development has now concluded. Judging by the reaction of all the participants with whom I've spoken, it was a tremendous success.  Here are some personal observations.   Read More 
Value Capture, Transportation Investment, and Joint Development
By Naomi Stein, Senior Analyst - EDR Group
The Transp ortation Research Board's (TRB's) National Cooperative Research Highway Research Program (NCHRP) recently released  Report 873: Guidebook to Funding Transportat ion Through Land Value Return and Recycling.  With on going conversations at every level of government about the best and most equitable ways to pay for our transportation infrastructure, the distribution of benefits created by infrastructure, and the long-term sustainability of our land development patterns, this guidance could not be timelier. Read More
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