Infrastructure owners are constantly assessing system and capacity constraints; evaluating benefits, costs and tradeoffs of various investments; quantifying economic and social impacts; identifying viable funding strategies and the assessing the implications of policy decisions.
Parsons Brinckerhoff's expertise includes policy and planning; frameworks for system investments; and regional, statewide, and multi-state policy and strategy plans. Parsons Brinckerhoff also address client needs in specific market areas such as aviation strategic planning, high speed rail policy and planning, intermodal systems planning, goods movement and supply chain logistics, as well as utility and energy markets. Parsons Brinckerhoff has developed a customized application to measure economic, environmental and social effects of transportation infrastructure investment called PRISM (Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Regional Impact Scenario Model). PRISM has been used to (1) create long-term strategic plans, (2) prioritize projects, (3) determine feasibility and impacts of potential investments, and (4) market large projects to legislatures and the public. For complex regional and intermodal systems planning, Parsons Brinckerhoff also provides financial feasibility analysis, financial master planning, financial and modal activity forecasting, revenue enhancement/rates and charges analysis, and advise on negotiations with vendors and service providers.
Parsons Brinckerhoff provided program management services for the Panama Canal Authority’s $5.2 billion canal expansion, including financial modeling and analysis of fiscal impacts. Parsons Brinckerhoff also provided consultation and advice to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), London, in the implementation and management of sustainability on the Olympic Park program and its integration with existing and new systems and facilities.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is continuously working on methods, tools, and implementation strategies to advance the world’s freight and passenger transport systems.