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Moving forward through smart innovation

Transportation Services Overview

Moving forward through smart innovation

Innovative transportation solutions have the potential to cut harmful emissions, reduce fuel dependence, protect critical assets, reduce risk, and support healthy communities and habitats, while also managing costs across the life cycle. But in a rapidly evolving landscape that includes new technologies, evolving travel patterns, shifting policy priorities, and emerging threats, it can be challenging to find and implement the technologies and programs that best fit your unique needs.

Cadmus was one of the first consulting firms in the United States to establish a dedicated sustainable transportation practice. Our team has cultivated national leadership in emerging transportation policy and practice to provide full-service research, policy analysis, technology assessment, modeling, tool development, and stakeholder outreach and engagement services across all transportation modes. Our clients include federal, state, and local government agencies in the United States and internationally as well as airports, universities, utilities, and private sector companies. Our expertise helps clients develop truly sustainable transportation solutions that enhance communities, protect the environment, and optimize financial resources.

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Electric Vehicles

Advance the future of mobility

Challenges faced within the surface transportation system are being met with advanced technologies, new transportation services, innovative finance mechanisms, and creative policy design. Transportation stakeholders are embracing this change and preparing their communities for the coming decades and beyond.

Our team includes policy experts, modelers, researchers, engineers, financial analysts, data scientists, and communication professionals who help decision makers achieve a clear, balanced perspective to find the best solutions for their mission.

Cadmus is proud to support its clients by applying exceptional expertise in the following areas:

  • Electric vehicle and alternative fuel strategies
  • Connected and shared mobility
  • Vehicle emissions analysis
  • Zero emission bus (ZEB) planning
  • Low carbon fuel standards
  • Fleet manager decision support
  • Emergency preparedness, climate resilience, and business continuity
  • Livability, Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS), and sustainability
  • Innovative finance and emerging business models
  • Policy analysis and regulatory support
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Lifecycle assessment
  • Grant and loan application support

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Take off into a sustainable future

Each day, millions of people and billions of dollars in goods pass through airports around the world. From smaller general aviation airports to major commercial hubs, society depends on aviation services that operate safely, reliably, and cost-effectively.

Whether we’re researching taxiing practices that enable aircraft to use less fuel and generate fewer emissions, providing technical support on the regulations that ensure safe drinking water onboard aircraft, or bringing stakeholders together to develop and implement the first statewide airport sustainability management plan in the United States, Cadmus has deep expertise and practical experience in helping aviation leaders achieve their missions.

Cadmus is proud to support its aviation clients by applying exceptional expertise in the following areas:

  • Airport sustainability planning
  • Energy audits, energy assessments, and other energy efficiency support
  • Commissioning and retro-commissioning
  • Solar and other renewable energy services
  • Alternative fuels
  • Aircraft taxiing systems
  • Emergency preparedness, climate resilience, and business continuity
  • Stormwater management and water resources
  • Regulatory requirements, such as the aircraft drinking water rule
  • Innovative finance and emerging business models
  • Benefit-cost analysis

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Policy, Regulation, and Programs

Reduce usage and improve your bottom line

Energy efficiency and renewable energy programs can reduce the costs associated with peak demand spikes, enable deferred investment in new generating capacity, increase customer satisfaction and engagement, and contribute to a more sustainable environment. The challenge is in developing high-quality programs that generate a return on your investment, create long-term value, and meet regulatory obligations while limiting the burden on your personnel.

Cadmus helps our clients make the greatest possible gains by modeling, designing, and supporting the deployment of a wide variety of energy efficiency, demand response, and customer education programs. Our multidisciplinary expertise provides innovative and groundbreaking solutions for public and investor owned utilities, program administrators, and local government organizations, such as PPL Electric Utilities, the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, and Bonneville Power Authority.

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Unite trusted experience and cutting-edge tools

Unlocking significant amounts of private and public capital is necessary to respond to global climate, energy, and economic development investment needs. In a world of competing priorities and finite resources, mobilizing investment requires new approaches to finance and reduce investor risks associated with critical environmental cleanup priorities or transformative clean energy initiatives.

Cadmus helps clients develop strategies for investor engagement and risk reduction, design and implement innovative financing programs, and manage environmental cost recovery and insurance claims. Our experts have experience working in institutional investing, asset management, project finance, public private partnerships, insurance, law, and policy.

Our innovative models and tools help governments and private sector organizations address barriers to finance and determine how, and where, to invest resources to remedy yesterday’s problems and implement tomorrow’s solutions.


Adapt strategically to enhance your resilience

The rising frequency and severity of droughts, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters is leading to cascading impacts such as increased global instability, conflict over essential resources, disruptions in supply chains, and mass migrations of entire populations. Effectively preparing for and adapting to these climate and extreme weather events means operating at the nexus of security and the environment, a task that requires knowledge and experience that has traditionally resided in isolated disciplines.

Cadmus provides a full suite of strategic, technical, and stakeholder engagement expertise to enable our clients to evaluate and address risks and vulnerabilities across a wide range of sectors and impact categories. These include water and energy security, green infrastructure, building codes and design standards, community, business, and infrastructure resilience.

We help our clients identify the most appropriate solutions and develop robust implementation plans that consider the financial, human, and technical details needed to prepare, adapt, and thrive in an evolving landscape. Our multidisciplinary approach helps clients enhance resilience to potential climate shocks and stresses on continuity of operations, infrastructure, energy supply, health, policy, and investment decisions.


Evaluate your baseline, set goals, and advance your mission

Every day, more companies, communities, and organizations commit to reducing their contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions. Some are acting in response to calls for sustainable practices; others to realize financial, reputational, risk mitigation, or other co-benefits; still others have signed on to commitment platforms at the national and subnational level.

No matter what the motivation, Cadmus can help your organization establish and achieve its decarbonization goals. From conducting a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and setting science-based emissions targets to identifying and supporting the implementation of emissions reduction strategies to support your transition to the low-carbon economy.

We work closely with clients to benchmark their efforts relative to their peers, customers, and suppliers, align with best practices and emerging market standards, develop innovative financing strategies, and report to leading disclosure platforms.

While some consultants offer a one-size-fits-all practice, we believe the most successful results come from a tailored approach to meet the unique goals of each client. Our customizable tools and experience allow us to accurately predict and improve performance, so our clients can demonstrate significant improvements year over year—often far exceeding their own goals.

All-Hazard Preparedness

Be decisive and effective during the next crisis

How prepared are you? Whether faced with terror attacks, cyber threats, extreme weather events, viral outbreaks, or another of the many potential hazards that may hit next, once an incident occurs, it is too late to determine your vulnerabilities and craft an optimal response plan.

To ensure readiness and resilience, Cadmus works with leaders at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies to understand their risks, develop training and exercises, engage partners, and conduct effective, comprehensive planning. Our multidisciplinary expertise helps our clients confront the full range of threats and hazards: cyber challenges, complex coordinated terrorist attacks, climate adaptation, health security, insider threats, natural hazards, business continuity, as well as planning for individuals with access and functional needs.

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Organizational Change Management

Becoming adept at change is critical, yet few things are more challenging

Effective change management is about navigating a moment in time, and then creating the organizational will, resilience, and muscle memory that encourage individuals and teams to embrace and adopt new ideas.

When we approach a change management project, we look beyond the initial catalyst for change. We know that change has a lifecycle and does not happen in a vacuum. A problem with change today could be a problem with communication or team dynamics or training tomorrow.

Our proprietary methodology enables us to help our clients strategically navigate their change initiatives so they can thrive and build a team who is adept at navigating change.

  • How an organization manages change—the strategies, approaches, and messaging used —can take a team who is resistant to change, and help them to embrace new ideas and become high performers.
  • The key to designing the right change management approach is to gain a deep understanding of the motivations and concerns of the various stakeholder groups. Effective change management creates a shift in behaviors, greater employee engagement, and enthusiasm for new, shared initiatives.

What we offer:

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational assessment
  • Culture change
  • Organizational design
  • Change readiness
  • Change management
  • Employee engagement

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Inspire action with effective communication

An organization’s connection with its stakeholders is not a given; it’s earned. Whether we’re building community around a shared cause or facilitating engaging experiences online, understanding stakeholders’ motivations and concerns helps clients create intentional connections and harness the power of fully engaged stakeholders.

We pair winning outreach and relationship building strategies with proprietary approaches and actionable programming designed to engage and motivate your stakeholders and make an impact. Our communications expertise is backed by deep insight into our clients’ markets, creativity and best practice messaging and delivery, and a commitment to measuring effectiveness to ensure strategy leads to results.

What we offer

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Strategic marketing and communications strategy
  • Message development
  • Communications execution
  • Event design and management

Workforce Transformation

Skilled people, aligned with an inspiring vision, will create lasting, positive change

Workforce Transformation. It sounds like a huge endeavor. But at its core, it’s about assessing and developing the talent within your organization and ensuring the right people with the right skills are in the right positions to deliver on your mission. It involves engaging your talented staff and creating opportunities for them to envision and execute solutions to your organization’s most complex challenges.

We help organizations evolve—for the better. Without question, doing it is hard; and it takes more than the right tools, or expertise, or processes. It requires thinking differently about your challenges and how to approach them.

At Cadmus, we go deeper to diagnose the root issue, identify gaps, and develop a tailored program that will deliver the results you are looking for. We work creatively to align people, actions, and results — driving both buy-in and adoption— and building on decades of experience in successful workforce transformation initiatives.

What we offer

  • Workforce planning and development
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA)
  • Employee experience
  • Organizational development
  • Human capital IT solutions

Enterprise Optimization

Enterprise optimization is what we do and the outcome we deliver

No matter their size or mission, organizations are more effective and efficient when their strategies and goals—and the processes they rely on to achieve them—are well calibrated and well communicated. Enterprise optimization, therefore, is both a Cadmus offering and an outcome. It’s an integrated suite of services, tailored for an organization’s unique needs and designed to deliver results. It’s the way we help executives and their organizations define success, build the roadmap to get there, and meet the milestones along the way.

Too often, enterprise optimization is viewed as a rote process of metrics reporting and executive sign-off. Our methodology is effective because it encourages teams to surface issues and risks in a supported environment, engages people in collaborative discussion to resolve issues, and ensures accountability through the tracking of actions and a structured, consistent meeting cadence.

  • Well-run organizations have a visionary strategy, shared goals, and a set of clear priorities.
  • They put in place effective governance and performance measurement tools that drive collaboration and accountability—practices that become embedded in every aspect of their operations.
  • They choose partners that expertly navigate strategic and tactical activities; partners that develop a strategy and then roll up their sleeves to make it happen.

We work creatively to align people, actions, and results, driving both buy-in and adoption and building on decades of experience in successful business optimization initiatives.

What we offer

  • Strategic planning and roadmap development
  • IT/business performance management
  • Portfolio management
  • Program leadership and governance
  • Executive reporting

Inclusion and Accessibility

Building the society of tomorrow, today

Today’s leaders in government and industry are working together to build a future rooted in equity. Cadmus collaborates with our clients to create more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible (DEIA) programs, services, and partnerships that support all people and the communities where they live.

We work across sectors to convene diverse stakeholders to co-create a shared vision. We then work together to dismantle barriers, prioritize equitable investments, provide technical assistance, and develop data-driven systems of accountability to measure success.

Additionally, we work within agencies and organizations to help build more diverse workforces, create cultures of belonging, and develop transparent systems that support career advancement. Through this approach, we help ensure that the products, services, and programs our clients create contribute to a more equitable future.

What we offer

  • Equity frameworks
  • DEIA culture building
  • Inclusive workforce development
  • Program and social equity
  • Partnership and supplier diversity
  • Accessibility services

Delivering Customer Experience

Creating the ideal customer experience is a marathon, not a sprint

Delivering exceptional CX requires passion, a customer-centric mindset, and deliberate planning and execution. Every experience, every touchpoint requires careful planning and execution to delight customers.

Companies such as Amazon, Apple and other innovators outpace their competitors because they relentlessly keep CX top-of-mind. They leverage best-in-class CX methodologies, personalization technology, AI and other tools that are changing customer expectations about how their experiences should feel. These companies understand that these investments will pay for themselves in reduced operating costs.

Federal agencies must keep pace by ensuring that their people, working in service of a compelling vision and a detailed CX roadmap, deliver the ideal experience time and time again. Together with your leadership team our experts will help define your CX vision, identify and engage with your customers, and design and facilitate journey mapping exercises using personas to pinpoint your most important customer interactions. We understand that designing successful CX campaigns isn’t about managing a checklist but producing a shift in thinking.

What we offer

  • CX assessments
  • Customer personas
  • Tailored communications
  • Removing barriers to service delivery
  • Continuous improvement, based on the voice of the customer
  • Tracking qualitative and quantitative metrics