Cambridge Economic Research

Freight Rail & Trade Corridors

Transferring heavy cargos from truck to rail is increasingly being viewed as the solution to not only the growing congestion that threatens to choke the future growth of American metro areas, but also to high road maintenance costs.

Cambridge Economic Research is prominent in analyzing rail traffics, trade lanes, and at gauging the economic impacts of public and private investment in rail and freight corridors.

Recent projects include:



Maine State Rail Plan | Maine DOT

Development of a land use strategy to market rail sites in Maine to target industries.



Chicago Rail Economic Opportunities Plan Land Use | Chicago DOT

Evaluation of alternatives for rail and non=rail industrial uses on key rail sites on Chicago’s South Side.



CANAM International Transportation Strategy | Northern New England States & Eastern Canadian Provinces

Project Management for $1 million study assessing the economic impacts of alternatives for a multi-modal east-west transportation in the corridor stretching from Halifax, NS to Buffalo, NY.



Chicago Rail Yards Reuse Strategy | EDR Group

Analysis of key rail-served industrial sites in South Chicago and assessment of alternatives for rail and non-rail related industrial uses.