North American freight railroads have long been recognized as worldwide leaders in cost-effective transportation of goods over long distances. Whether it is the construction of infrastructure to accommodate larger, heavier freight cars or the expansion of terminals to handle ever-increasing traffic demands for intermodal, automotive or bulk commodities, Hatch Mott MacDonald’s ongoing active partnership with railroads ensures that the railroad’s legacy of efficient goods movement continues in North America.
We understand that rail corridors are the lifelines of a railroad. These narrow bands of property encompass several distinct parts acting together to provide a stable, reliable and safe route. Over the years HMM, has developed an appreciation for this interdependence and our designs are aimed to maximize the efficiency and dependability of these corridors.
HMM’s multidisciplinary staff has experience working with Class 1 railroads, as well as regional and shortline railroads on projects ranging from utility crossings and grade separations to signaling entire subdivisions. With the broad range of skills available, large and complex projects can be carried out by HMM in-house, freeing up the railroad’s staff to perform its day-to-day work.
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Further, as transportation logistics have more and more impact to companies’ bottom line, integration of road and railroad infrastructure with industrial park design assumes even greater importance. Efficient and effective multi-modal access increases the value of the park and results in a successful project. HMM provides services for all aspects of Industrial Park development from site planning, environmental, roadway layout, utility services, railroad sidings and access, and intermodal interface.