EDR Group Update 

Economic Development Research Group, Inc.                                 October 2011
New Book Chapter: Congestion and Logistics


Steve Fitzroy and Glen Weisbrod authored a new chapter, entitled "Traffic Congestion Effects on Supply Chains: Accounting for Behavioral Elements in Planning and Economic Impact Models" that can be found as Chapter 16 in the book, Supply Chain Management - New Perspectives.  Their research makes the case that the real world of business operations and responses to traffic congestion are far more complex and ultimately more serious than commonly predicted by planners or realized by politicians. Read more


Weisbrod Speaks at European Transport Conference


Glen Weisbrod spoke at the 39th annual European Transport Conference, held 10/10-10/12 in Glasgow, Scotland. Weisbrod spoke on "Defining Economic Impact and Benefit Metrics from Multiple Perspectives: Lessons to be Learned from Both Sides of the Atlantic."  Visit Conference Website

EDR Group in the Media

Steve Wahlstrom in Sacramento Bee 


EDR Group in Metrowest Daily News


Steve Fitzroy in Arizona Republic


Steve Landau in Reuters

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ASCE Publishes Transportation Investment Report 
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released a report, entitled "Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends In Surface Transportation Infrastructure," which was a study performed by EDR Group. The purpose of the project was to develop an objective analysis of the economic and social impacts due to changing costs to business and households, constraints on ability of economy to grow, and loss of international competiveness for American industries. Read the full report and press coverage. 
NESCAUM Low Carbon Fuel Impact


EDR Group assisted the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), on behalf of 11 states, as a technical modeling consultant in developing a macroeconomic assessment using a multi-regional REMI model.  This was part of an overall analysis of a proposed framework for advancing a Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) designed to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels used for transportation in the region by 5% to 15% over the next 10 to 15 years. Read more and view the report.

Panama Canal Impact Discussions 


EDR Group, with assistance from Howard/Stein-Hudson, organized and produced two Panama Canal Expansion Study listening sessions in San Francisco and New York City in late September,  presented by the US Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration.  Read more.

VA and SD Statewide Aviation Studies


Two statewide airport/aviation studies featuring EDR Group findings were recently made available to the public.  For the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), under subcontract to SH&E, EDR Group participated in a statewide economic impact study to identify the economic benefits associated with nine commercial service and 57 general aviation airports that serve communities throughout Virginia.  Read more and view  the report.

For the South Dakota DOT, under subcontract to Mead & Hunt, EDR Group analyzed the economic constrictions of the state's airports.  Read more and view  the report.