Nationwide transportation and transportation related expenditures constitute a huge percentage of our economy. Locally few issues are as important for the economic development and quality of life of our communities. Under the direction and leadership of Richard Voith, Ph.D., the core mission of the Econsult Transportation Research Group is to provide the clear understanding of the economics driving the household and governmental transportation choices that is crucial to guide private and public transportation investments.
Econsult Corporation is uniquely qualified to advise clients on the following issues:
The Economic Feasibility and Impacts of Transportation Investments
Because our focus is on transportation economics, our team is a
natural complement to both engineers and spatial planners.
We evaluate transportation choices suggested by planners and
designed by engineers in the context of transportation and asset
We identify innovative ways to advance transportation
investments, including public/private partnerships.
The Role of Transportation Choices in the Context of Broader Public
Polices, Especially Economic Development And Land Use
Our analysis of transportation policy evaluates transportation's
on land markets, urban development and suburban sprawl so that
communities can make effective transportation choices.
Our staff includes nationally recognized experts in transportation economics, urban economics, and public finance. Staff members have outstanding academic credentials, wide experience at the highest levels of the public policy process and extensive consulting experiences in transportation and public policy.
US-422: Using Toll Revenue to Finance Highway and Transit Capital Improvements, September 2011
Philadelphia Parking Tax - Impact on Parking Lot and Garage Operators, 2010
Northwestern Montgomery County Strategic Transit Plan, 2010
Ardmore Transit Center Analyses and Ongoing Consulting Services, 2009 (Since 2002)
Broad Street Line Extension to the Navy Yard: Feasibility Study, Philadelphia, 2008
Transit-Oriented Development in Philadelphia: Using a Proven Strategy to Create More Vibrant, Livable Neighborhoods, 2007
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: Transportation Needs Assessment, Pennsylvania, 2007
Potential Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Lackawanna Cut-Off Passenger Service Restoration Project, 2006
Government Transportation Expenditures in the Greater Philadelphia Region and the States of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 2005