Latest News

View
Connectivity
Goldberg and Weisbrod's Article on Urban Transportation Access Published in Transportation Research Record
Jenna Goldberg and Glen Weisbrod authored a new article, Measuring the Regional Economic Impact of Transportation Access Improvements in the Context of a Large Metropolitan Region on Urban Transportation Access, Connectivity and the Economy, that was recently published in the Transportation Research Record.
Training Series
Chris Steele Delivers Economy Recovery Training Sessions
Chris Steele recently delivered two training sessions as part of Conway Data's ‘Roaring Into Recovery’ online series: "Resiliency and Recovery Planning," and "Stakeholder Engagement."
2021 Grants
2021 RAISE Discretionary Grants NOFO
The 2021 federal grant application season is upon us, and EBP is ready to apply its experience in grant support for another batch of promising applications.
Webinar Logo
Peter Plumeau Presents at Global Webinar on Post COVID and Roads: Planning for Economic Recovery
On March 24, 2021, EBP CEO Peter Plumeau presented at a global webinar by PIARC (World Road Association) on Post COVID and Roads: Planning for Economic Recovery.
HSR Conference
Glen Weisbrod Presents at the APTA High Speed Rail Conference
EBP's Glen Weisbrod was invited to speak at the 2021 High Speed Rail Conference, held virtually on April 7th-8th, and sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Transit
EBP’s Analysis for APTA Plays Key Role in Transit Funding Provision of Newly Signed American Rescue Plan
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, including $30.5 billion for public transit agencies. Transit agencies have been hit hard by the pandemic, with a loss of fare revenue, as well as declines in other revenue sources, such as state and local taxes.
Grants
INFRA Grant Applications Due March 19, 2021
The USDOT announced a new round of competitive grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Program. The program is making one billion dollars available for "shovel ready" transportation infrastructure investments. The Notice of Funding Opportunity is available on the Build America Bureau website.

EBP is here to help as our team has a proven track record for providing benefit-cost and economic impact analysis, along with technical advisory services on winning applications for the US Department of Transportation's (USDOT's) various infrastructure grant programs.
car combustion
EBP Uses Latest MOVES Version for Emissions Analysis
EBP has upgraded to MOVES3, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) latest emissions model.
Chris Steele
Christopher Steele, International Leader in Economic Development, Joins EBP
EBP US is proud to announce that Christopher (Chris) Steele has joined the firm as a Principal in our Economic Development practice. In his new role, Chris will work with the EBP team to provide clients and partners with expertise and insights derived from his 28 years in economic development, location and site selection consultancy, and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) advisory. His experience, skills, and perspectives provide an important complement to EBP’s industry-leading economic analysis consulting and will allow the firm to serve clients and partners with a more robust set of services that support sustainable economic development.

Public Transportation
EBP Forecasts Public Transit Funding Needs as Pandemic Persists
For the American Public Transit Association (APTA), a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations engaged in the public transit industry, EBP conducted an analysis of growing transit funding challenges precipitated by the pandemic across the U.S. Our analysis found that, even with the two rounds of emergency funding Congress provided in 2020, the nation’s public transit agencies still face a projected shortfall of $39.3 billion through the end of calendar year (CY) 2023 due to ongoing losses of fare revenue, tax revenue, and ridership.


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
TRB Annual Meeting 2021
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting was conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. EBP Colleagues presented a variety of topics and participating in a number of committee meetings.
December 2020 Newsletter
December 2020 Newsletter
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.

Kyle Schroeckenthaler
Schroeckenthaler Presents on Value Impact Analysis for FHWA and Consortium on Scenario Planning
In November 2020, Kyle Schroeckenthaler presented about the Value Impact Analysis Toolkits for two webinars.

Steven Landau
Landau Quoted in ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine (Nov '20)
EBP's Steven Landau was Quoted in the November, 2020 issue of the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine.
Naomi Stein
Naomi Stein Quoted in Washington Post on Monorail Economic Impacts Study
Naomi Stein was quoted in an article entitled "Monorail between Montgomery and Frederick counties would generate billions in economic benefits, study says," published in the October 29th, 2020 issue of the Washington Post.

Middleton and Blair Present at National Summit on Rural Road Safety
On October 1. 2020, Scott Middleton and Adam Blair presented a poster titled “Measuring Road Safety in Diverse Rural Environments” at the 3rd National Summit on Rural Road Safety, which was held virtually from September 30 to October 1, 2020. The summit is an important national forum for engaging a wide variety of stakeholders and raising awareness on critical rural road safety issues, including non-occupant protection, speeding, and impaired and distracted driving.

EBP’s poster was presented as part of the session “– How to Make Rural Roads Safe for Everyone: Quantifying Rural Road Safety.” The content of the poster was drawn from the EBP’s study for the Federal Highway Administration on Emerging Technologies and Opportunities for Improved Mobility and Safety in Rural Areas, which investigated how new transportation options such as shared mobility and connected and automated vehicles could be leveraged to meet the needs of rural environments. Through this work, EBP has analyzed the relationship between socioeconomics, infrastructure, travel behavior, and safety and mobility outcomes in different types of rural areas.
Steven Landau
Steve Landau Quoted in Engineering News-Record on Failure to Act Study
Steven Landau was quoted in the Engineering News-Record on 9/23/20 in an article entitled "Highway-Transit Extension is a Plus, but Won't Narrow Needs Gap."