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Specialists in transportation strategy, policy, and economic analyses

CPCS is at the forefront of goods and people movement issues across the United States.

We work at the federal, multistate, state, regional, and local levels.

We help governments and private organizations understand freight needs and issues, but also leverage opportunities to improve their systems, and support economic development.

Clients include State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), international financial instituations (IFIs), non-profits such as the Great Lakes Council of Governors and Premiers, as well as private sector clients, including railways, port operators, and private equity investors.

CPCS provides the highest-quality advice on transportation challenges in the areas of strategic and business planning, multimodal freight, passenger rail, ports and waterways, intermodal terminals, trade lanes, borders, urban mobility, oversize/overweight cargo, truck parking, grant writing, corridor planning, freight operations, market competitiveness, and more.

Freight and transport specializations


  • Data analytics, modelling, forecasting, storytelling
  • Economic analyses
  • Port and intermodal feasibility and market studies
  • Private equity buy-side due diligence
  • Commodity flow analysis
  • Freight-related emissions analysis
  • Policy analysis and advanced research


  • State and regional freight transportation plans
  • Business planning for ports and freight-supporting agencies
  • Trade strategy development


  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Grant writing

Transport data specialists: More reasons to work with us

Deep familiarity across all freight data sets and analytical tools.

Deep knowledge of data and time-tested methods for identifying truck mobility issues.

Deep expertise with all public and private sources of freight data.

Deep ability to deliver practical insights that link the diverse freight needs of urban, suburban, and rural areas.