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Consortium for Scenario Planning
EBP Staff Present at the Consortium for Scenario Planning
On January 14th, 2021, Kyle Schroeckenthaler and Naomi Stein presented virtually during the fourth annual Consortium for Scenario Planning, featuring interactive presentations by practitioners, consultants, and academics who use scenarios to develop more equitable and inclusive places, address economic and environmental challenges, respond to infrastructural needs, and more.
TRB Annual Meeting 2021
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. EBP Colleagues will be presenting on a variety of topics and participating in a number of committee meetings.
EBP Staff Present as Part of NH 2020 Traffic Safety Series - Speed Panel
EBP's Jenna Goldberg and Russell Pildes spoke at this year’s New Hampshire Traffic Safety Series on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020.
Dr. Cecilia Viggiano
Dr. Cecilia Viggiano Appointed as a Founding Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Transit Data
This year, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) officially designated AP090 Transit Data as a Standing Committee. Formerly, the topic of transit data was covered by the Joint Subcommittee on Transformative Trends in Transit Data (AP000/ABJ00). This designation reflects the importance of data for public transit agencies.

Dr. Cecilia Viggiano
Dr. Cecilia Viggiano Presents at the TransitData International Symposium
On August 12th, Dr. Cecilia Viggiano presented virtually at the 6th annual TransitData 2020 International Symposium on the use of public transit automated data for planning and operations.
Casey Uy
Congratulations to EBP’s Casey Uy for Earning AICP Certification
We’re excited to announce that Casey Uy, an Analyst in our Boston headquarters, recently earned her professional certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Transformational DEI LinkedIn Badge
EBP Invests in Our Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism
EBP is happy to announce that two staff members – Analyst Tess Ruderman and CEO Peter Plumeau – completed the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Transformational DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Certificate Program in July 2020.
Bus Transport
New Book on Bus Transport
Glen Weisbrod of EBP is a coauthor of "Bus Transport Demand, Economics, Contracting and Policy," and specifically Chapter 26 on cost benefit and economic impact analysis for transit.
Public Transportation during Pandemic
EBP Helps the Nation’s Public Transit Agencies Assess COVID-19 Pandemic’s Financial Impact
At the request of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), EBP analyzed how the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has affected the revenues and funding needs of public transit agencies nationwide.
EBP Staff to Lead Upcoming TRB Webinar on Transit Data Sharing
On May 13th, 2020, The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will be hosting a webinar entitled "Data Sharing Tips for Public Transportation Agencies," and draws on EBP's research from the recently released "TCRP Research Report 213: Data Sharing Guidance for Public Transit Agencies – Now and in the Future."

EBP's Cecilia Viggiano will be presenting findings, and EBP's Glen Weisbrod will be moderating the question and answer session.

Click on the right side panel for more information and registration.
Naomi Stein
Naomi Stein Presents Webinar on Right-Sizing Transportation Investments
TRB hosted a webinar on Wednesday, March 11, that explored how to right-size transportation investments.
Now Available: Presentations from the TRB Annual Meeting 2020
EBP (formerly EDR Group) staff members presented on a variety of transportation-related topics at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, January 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The event attracted more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world.
Press Release
Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group) is Now EBP
Boston, MA/January 2, 2020 - Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group), one of the nation's leading firms in infrastructure economics, has a new name: EBP.
Mark Sieber in Kazakhstan
Supporting Kazakhstan- Kyrgyz Republic Cross-Border Exchange through an Economic Impact Assessment for a New Road
As part of the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor initiative (ABEC,, Asian Development Bank (ADB) commissioned EBP to conduct an Economic Impact Assessment for a new mountain road crossing the border between Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic between Almaty and the tourism region Issyk-Kul.

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee Joins EDR Group as Principal
EDR Group, an EBP Company, is proud to announce that Jonathan (Jon) Lee has joined us as a Principal. Jon has 15 years of professional experience in transportation and economics, with a recent focus on public policy.
Conference Web
Schroeckenthaler presents at TRB performance and data in transportation decision making conference
EDR Group's Kyle Schroeckenthaler presented at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB's) Conference on Performance and Data in Transportation Decision Making, held September 15th-18th, 2019 in Atlanta. Georgia. EDR Group was also a proud sponsor of the conference, held by TRB in partnership with AASHTO and AMPO.
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Viggiano presents at twin cities shared mobility collaboratorative data seminar
EDR Group's Cecilia Viggiano presented at the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Data Seminar, July 11, 2019 at the University of Minnesota-East Bank Campus in Minneapolis. The topic of Cecilia's presentation is "Sharing Public Transit Data, Now and in the Future." The seminar was sponsored by the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative.
Peter Plumeau
Plumeau Presents on Freight Planning at NYSAMPO Conference
Peter Plumeau presented at the New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Associations (NYSAMPO) 2019 Annual Conference, July 15th-18th in Syracuse, NY.
Ira Hirschman
Ira Hirschman Joins EDR Group as Senior Economist
EDR Group, an EBP Company, is proud to announce the hiring of Ira Hirschman as a Senior Economist, based in New York. Dr. Hirschman has 35 years of experience as a transportation and urban economist, with a practice that has spanned virtually all areas of transportation and infrastructure development and public policy.
Kyle Schroeckenthaler
Kyle Schroeckenthaler Presents on Mileage-Based User Fees and Rural Households
Kyle Schroeckenthaler spoke at the 6th annual, national meeting of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA), June 18th, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Scott Middleton
Scott Middleton Presents at TRB Planning Applications Conference
Scott Middleton presented at the 17th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB).