Our broad understanding of sustainable infrastructure encompasses every transportation mode—from bicycles and pedestrians, bus rapid transit, and rail, to roads, ports, and airports. We realize that transportation planning is one of the overarching drivers of sustainability, and that applying it successfully can benefit the residents of a community, the travelers passing through it, and the environment. In order to put sustainable transportation solutions into practice, HMM offers its clients two sustainability management processes—INDUS and LifeCYCLE. Developed by our parent company Mott MacDonald, these programs were created using practical experience on landmark projects in which sustainable development was a priority, includingMasdar City Infrastructure Design, Abu Dhabi Surface Transportation Master Plan, and Leeds New Generation Transportation Plan.
In support of furthering a sustainable transportation industry, Hatch Mott MacDonald is providing peer review services for credit development of the Sustainable Transportation Access Rating System (STARS). Led by the North American Sustainable Transportation Council, the system’s objectives are to improve access to information, goods, and places; help achieve climate and energy goals; and improve cost-benefit. Hatch Mott MacDonald is reviewing best practices and innovative strategies for STARS to determine evaluation criteria/performance metrics for sustainability approvals of transportation projects.