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Infrastructure analytics

Canada: Taking road and highway congestion seriously

CPCS experts help the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) combat highway congestion by identifying top traffic bottlenecks in Canada. The challenge Highway congestion in Canada costs people billions of dollars every year. Canadians lose countless of hours behind the wheel — hours that could be used to be productive at work. This is not to mention […]

Florida: Solving the high rate of passenger rail incidents

CPCS study suggests how to make passenger rail service safer for everybody.    The challenge In 2017 alone, the State of Florida reported 40 deaths due to collisions with high-speed passenger rail trains. That’s four times the national average in terms of death per miles traveled. It’s unclear as to why rail transit in Florida […]

North America: Tracking the Great Lakes with Blue Accounting

CPCS supports the Blue Accounting initiative to track performance of binational maritime system. The challenge Blue Accounting is a data-driven initiative put together by local governors to provide cutting-edge information services about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Maritime system. The movement aims to gather data on three broad objectives: Increase maritime trade and […]

Lagos: PPPs to modernize its urban transport infrastructure

CPCS guides Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city, to welcome private investors and revitalize and integrate its urban transport system.  The challenge As Lagos posts record-breaking population growth, it’s starting to improve its urban transport system accordingly.   This is why the World Bank singled out three transportation infrastructure projects and asked CPCS to look at the […]

Ontario: Traffic projections for a federal bridge corporation

Statistical model shows how traffic projections and bridge utilization impact toll revenues for two competing bridge operators.  The challenge The new Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB) coming in 2024 will connect Detroit and Windsor by linking I-75 and I-96, Michigan with Highway 401, Ontario. But will traffic projections on the GHIB impact a longstanding Ontario-Michigan […]

Minnesota: The most congestioned highways in Minneapolis

Identifying the worst congestion spots is a first step in making transportation better on highways in Minnesota. The challenge Truck drivers in Minnesota often cite congestion on the Twin Cities highways as one of the most significant transportation challenges. When merchandise gets stuck in traffic, the region’s economic competitiveness and growth suffer. Addressing congestion requires […]

U.S.: New data sources to improve urban freight transport

Explosion of new freight data sources can help public agencies address enduring challenges in urban freight transport. command The challenge A freight truck slows to a crawl in downtown traffic. Another navigates a dangerously narrow country road to deliver its cargo to destination. A tired truck driver takes a break and sleeps on a highway […]