Cambridge Economic Research

About CER

Cambridge Economic Research (CER) is a consulting firm providing quality research and advisory services in economic development, real estate analysis, and transportation planning. For over twenty years, we have contributed leading edge advice to guide major public and private investment decisions.

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Highways & Tolling

We assess the true economic, fiscal, and jobs impacts of road transportation investments. Cambridge Economic Research has developed expertise in assessing economic development impacts of highway investments.

Teaming with the nation’s leading transportation consultants, we apply qualitative and quantitative models for analysis of investment alternatives and of land use impacts. Projects include tolling studies, alternatives analysis, corridor studies, and pre- and post-project impact assessments.

Recent projects include:



Economic Impacts of Route 79 Improvements | Mass DOT

Analysis of economic impacts of alternatives for the creation of an urban boulevard to replace an elevated highway on the Fall River waterfront.



Economic Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure | Strategic Highway Research Program

Development of a web-based tool to project economic impacts of proposed transportation projects based on 100 case studies of project impacts.



New Chesapeake Bridge Tolling Study, VA | Steer Davies Gleave

Calibration of growth projections for Chesapeake VA with travel demand forecasts to assess future revenue potential of a new toll bridge.



Outer Banks Tolling Study, NC | BBT

Assessment of the region’s potential to achieve that growth forecast by travel demand models, in terms of supply and demand-side conditions.



Dulles Greenway Tolling Study, VA | Steer Davies Gleave

Projections of the future residential and commercial growth potential in the I-267 corridor.



Economic Impact of the Central Artery Air Rights Development | Mass Turpike Authority

Post-project assessment of the land use, employment, and fiscal impacts of the $22 billion Central Artery project in downtown Boston.


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