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Transportation in Context | Research in Practice

CFA Consultants is a transportation planning and research firm with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Our principals, Michael Carroll and Dr. Christopher Ferrell formed the firm in 2010 with the mission to help communities develop sustainable, efficient, livable and healthy transportation systems. With a combined 30 years of planning, engineering and research experience, Michael and Chris have worked for federal, state, and local government clients. Our firm’s strengths are in:

Transportation Planning: CFA’s principals have specialized in California transportation issues, providing our clients with leading-edge planning, policy and engineering solutions.  

Research: Our CFA principals have a long history of leading and completing successful research projects, particularly in the areas of the transportation and land use connection, smart growth, and traveler behavior. We pride ourselves on our ability to put our research work directly into practice, and our focus on developing research projects that will propel the transportation planning and engineering professions forward.

Complete and Livable Streets: CFA’s principals have specialized in planning, designing, and analyzing streetscapes and transportation corridors to help create a more balanced, multimodal and inclusive transportation system.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning:
Our principals have developed numerous successful bicycle and pedestrian plans and studies.

Transportation Modeling
: CFA’s principals have specialized in developing and applying effective and easy-to-use travel demand models for our clients.