Cambridge Systematics

Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is an independent, employee-owned transportation consulting firm with its corporate headquarters located in Medford, Massachusetts . Cambridge Systematics provides strategic planning and management services, objective analysis and technology applications for passenger, commercial, freight and transit systems in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally.

Cambridge Systematics
Cambridge Systematics

Cambridge Classification partners with its clients to develop solutions [ creed ] in public transport , urban design , climate change , environmental impact assessment , sustainability , sustainable transport , land use planning , forecasting , modeling , asset management , public-private partnerships , infrastructure facilities , and logistics .

Company History

The company was founded on September 27, 1972, by four Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors and a collaborator in Cambridge, Massachusetts , under the charter of “Application of the Systematic Analysis to Problems of Transportation, Environment, Urban Development and Regional Planning”.

Cambridge Systematics grew rapidly in its first few years and opened a second office in Berkeley, California in September 1976, moving to its current location in Oakland, California in 1994.

To meet the growing needs of the market and customers, Cambridge Systematics opened additional offices in Washington, DC between 1991 and 2010; Chicago , Illinois; Tallahassee, Florida ; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Atlanta , Georgia; Austin, Texas ; Denver , Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and Raleigh, North Carolina . Several Cambridge Systematics staff members provide on-site customer support at the offices of the Federal Highway Administration and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center).


The independent, employee-owned firm is headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts, with 11 additional offices located across the United States. The firm’s staff members are affiliated with the Transportation Research Board , the American Planning Association , ITS America , the Governors Highway Safety Association , the American Society of Civil Engineers , and the Institute of Transportation Engineers .


  • Policy, Strategic Planning and Management
  • economic analysis
  • Environment and Transport
  • Freight Systems and Intermodal Planning
  • transit and shared mobility
  • rail plan
  • Travel Demand Forecasting and Modeling
  • Operation and Simulation
  • performance management
  • transport security
  • Software and Information Technology Consulting
  • GIS and data management
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