We are Growing!


Jeremy Dalton

I’m pleased to announce the addition Jeremy Dalton to our team at C.R. Peterson Consulting.

Jeremy has spent the past 9 years helping Portland State University grow its research portfolio, develop institutional partnerships, and maximize its economic impact on the Portland region. His experience managing public-private partnerships within large institutional settings is a welcome addition to our team.

Jeremy brings valuable expertise as a communications professional, including branding, messaging, and design. These skills have already proven useful, but will be especially helpful as we reposition the company later this year.

Spending his days at PSU’s downtown campus deepened Jeremy’s interests in urban form and function, including multi-modal transportation and land use and development policy. In pursuit of these interests, this past year he received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from CSU Long Beach.

Jeremy shares our commitment to helping clients develop and sustain equitable transportation solutions. He is a strong advocate for walkable and accessible places, having recently helped the city of Tigard identify cost-effective strategies to make their neighborhoods more pedestrian friendly.

As Jeremy gets his feet under him, look for more of his contributions on this blog and elsewhere as we move ahead into our company’s exciting future!

One-Year Anniversary: Our Future as a Social Enterprise

I’d like to share a few thoughts about the future of this firm.

A Whirlwind First Year

C.R. Peterson Consulting was formed last year when I was laid off from my position as Director of Consulting at Ride Connection here in Portland, OR. At the time, I formed the company out of necessity: I had clients who needed me to finish work and a family to feed. That was exactly a year ago today.
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Visualizing Human Service Transportation

Visualizing Human Service Transportation Trip Data in Time and Space

When demanding a more efficient public transportation system, Elected officials often talk of witnessing multiple paratransit or other accessible vehicles lined up on the curb in front of the Hospital, each picking up or dropping off a single passenger. The assumption that many elected leaders have is that vehicle capacity could be used more effectively if more customers were grouped. For years this has been the rationale behind major federal and state initiatives to improve coordination of human-service transportation programs. Indeed, much of my professional career has focused on implementing programs that improve coordination of limited transportation resources.

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Warm Referrals

Providing customers with a one-call experience can be as simple as implementing a warm referral procedure for transferring calls.


This week I’m writing about something that has been on my mind for a while: lower-tech (relatively) alternatives that build one-call infrastructure for non-drivers looking for transportation options.  I’m assuming most of my readers know what I mean by “one-call.” For those who don’t, CTAA provides a helpful primer on the “one-call/one-click” concept. The basic idea is to provide a one-stop shopping experience for customers who are looking for a ride.

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Gentrification and transportation equity: A look at recent trends in four U.S. Cities

Poster Session at the 92nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board

Using 2010 Census and 2005 – 2009 American Community Survey data I studied the changing concentration of seniors and people with low incomes relative to their distance from the central business district in four major metropolitan areas.  I selected cities with new light rail systems and tried to cover a cross-section of geographic regions across the lower 48 states.  The cities I selected were Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dallas, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina. My paper was accepted for a poster session during this year’s annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  The full poster is available at the link below.

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