Stephen Fitzroy

SFitzroyStephen Fitzroy is a Senior Consultant at EDR Group. He brings over 40 years of experience with federal, state, regional, and local agencies in the application of economic analysis for long-range planning and transportation infrastructure investment. These studies have spanned all modes, including aviation, marine, rail and highway and intermodal alternatives, as well as truck/rail diversion; and have examined a range of cargo types including container and bulk cargo. This line of work frequently supports infrastructure investment, project selection and policy prioritization decisions for state and regional agencies. In addition, Dr. Fitzroy has earned a reputation for managing complex policy studies and evaluations, including the US DOT and MARAD Panama Canal Expansion Study, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Freight and NAFTA Trade databases, and the AASHTO/USDOT EconWorks database of case studies covering the economic impacts of investments in highways, freight intermodal facilities and major highway connectors.

Dr. Fitzroy’s work in port and freight planning evaluations has included investigating the economic impacts of proposed freight services and the resulting changes in commodity flows, supply chains, trade patterns and global logistics decisions. This includes studies covering wider social and economic effect of maritime projects, highways, multimodal freight projects, and road pricing strategies. These studies have addressed alternatives analyses, benefit-cost analysis, and economic impact analysis of new technologies and logistics practices that affect cargo speed and reliability, pricing and revenue alternatives, and public-private funding and implementation interactions. He has also been conducting economic impact assessments for national and state transportation planning and policy studies, and providing technical expertise for project evaluations.

In addition to his consulting experience, Dr. Fitzroy formerly served as Director of Research and Forecasting at the Puget Sound Regional Council, Program Manager for Operations Research at the Volpe Transportation Systems Center, and as Principal Economist and Manager of Standard & Poor/DRI’s (now IHS Markit) World Sea Trade and Transportation Consulting practice. He is currently a member of TRB’s Freight Economics and Regulatory Committee, and has also served on the TRB Congestion Pricing Committee, Transportation Economics Committee and Environmental Justice Committee. He was the first chair of the TRB Joint Subcommittee on the Economics of Pricing. He has a Ph. D. in Urban Planning from Harvard University, a Master's Degree in Regional Planning (M.R.P.) from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.

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