Metro Analytics creates a resilient, sustainable and equitable world by bringing the best social science transportation/economic research to life through relationships of teamwork, learning and entrepreneurship.
Making an Impact Across America
We have a strong niche in freight planning, logistics,
and economic analysis, as well as successful federal
Improve Decision Making
Visualization is more than just a tool and an output. The way in which we approach the concept of visualization can change the way we perform our jobs, make or influence decisions, conduct research, communicate with the public, and understand our impacts on society.
Dr. Reid Ewing, of the University of Utah’s Metropolitan Research Center, is among the nation’s leading researchers on the ability of the “7-D’s” to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). Dr. Ewing is an occasional consultant for Metro Analytics, and can advise communities on actions they can take to reduce VMT by means of the 7-D’s.
Metro Analytics team members are passionate A-players who are ambitiously creating next-generation transportation solutions.
6 Current NCHRP Projects
“Right-sizing” transportation infrastructure is repurposing, re-using or fundamentally re-sizing (either larger or smaller) an existing asset (or in some cases, plans for a future asset) for a newly understood economic function or purpose.
The right-sizing guidebook offers practical elements for an agency to include in a right-sizing policy as well as technical methods for identifying, evaluating and implementing right-sizing solutions.
Metro Analytics envisions a corridor management impact framework that allows corridor stakeholders to diagnose, benchmark and evaluate the outcomes of corridor management over time from the standpoint of spatial, economic, engineering and financial systems. It will be a resource for both tracking progress toward corridor management objectives and evaluating proposed corridor management actions in terms of benefit to different parties.
This project will develop a toolkit and supporting guidance to improve the resilience of the nations’ multi-modal freight transportation network. The research will make it possible for practitioners to implement resilience programs as well as tactical initiatives that may involve scenario planning, economic forecasting, institutional options and analytical models.
MPO Strategies for Future Success
A series of forums will explore these topics: Micromobility, Social Equity, Resiliency, Funding of Projects and Programs, Integrating Technology into MPO Practice, Land Use Shifts and Engagement in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond.
A series of roundtables will gather information to develop a Quick Response Toolkit.
The objectives of this project are to develop and present an analytical framework and guidelines for multifaceted decision–making to support state transportation agencies in fulfilling their missions and ensuring that future system performance supports our nation’s prosperity and well–being over the next 10 to 20 years.
Visualization of Highway Performance Measures
The objective of this synthesis is to document the current practices and methods used by DOTs for visualizing highway performance measures and using visualization techniques for communication and decision support. The approach is built on (1) the results of a survey encompassing all 50 state DOTs, (2) a review of the visualizations on the DOT websites, and (3) a series of interviews .
The Right Choice
We analyze mobility problems and create scenarios to reduce delay, increase use of alternative modes, reduce vehicle miles traveled, enhance economic competitiveness, and create “Places.” Subscribe to learn more .