Railroad Services


Leveraging superior environmental and engineering resources, TRC delivers reliable solutions to maintain and upgrade your critical rail infrastructure assets in a safe, efficient manner.

TRC’s railroad engineers and consultants support the critical environmental, infrastructure and network needs of America’s railroad and transit agencies. Our clients, including most Class I Railroads, trust TRC to embody safety, implement creative solutions and innovative technologies, and exceed quality and performance objectives.

Our experts offer an unsurpassed range of talent and experience in all facets of railroad engineering, construction and planning. Relying on such resources, we assist our clients with a wide range of projects that include engineering/infrastructure design and construction; program management; facility management; environmental health and safety compliance; planning, permitting, and licensing; remediation and land use development; and sustainability, greenhouse gas management and energy efficiency.

Our Railroad Services include:

Engineering/infrastructure design and construction

  • Permitting/design
  • Project management
  • ROW restoration
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Storm water and sewer systems
  • Drainage design
  • Waste water treatment
  • Feasibility studies
  • Construction documentation
  • Process, mechanical and piping design
  • Control systems
  • Emergency/disaster response
  • Locomotive fueling systems

Environmental compliance, planning, permitting and licensing

  • Land acquisition and support
  • Due diligence support
  • Property condition assessments
  • Initial studies
  • Negative declaration and mitigated neg decs
  • EIRs/EISs
  • Construction monitoring
  • Mitigation monitoring
  • Permit strategy development
  • 404 permit, USACE
  • NPDES permits
  • Section 7 & 10 Endangered Species Act, USFWS
  • NEPA documentation
  • Asbestos/lead/mold audits and inspections
  • Industrial hygiene services

Program and facility management

  • Conceptual design
  • System design engineering
  • Permitting
  • Site development
  • Quality assurance review
  • Quality control testing
  • GIS and mapping
  • Cost and schedule management
  • Security engineering/assessments
  • Air pollution control system design
  • Intermodal design engineering
  • Fuel systems
  • Construction oversight
  • Spill response planning services

Remediation, land use/development

  • Project management
  • Site assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Soil/groundwater remediation
  • Storm water management
  • Soil and hazardous waste management
  • Emissions and air quality management
  • Litigation support
  • Treatability testing
  • Site closures/redevelopment
  • Engineering design/construction
  • Sediment remediation
  • Wetland construction
  • Groundwater and wastewater treatment

Sustainability/GHG/energy efficiency

  • Energy management
  • Analysis and benchmarking
  • Demand-side management
  • Program administration
  • Environmental management systems
  • Supply chain mapping
  • LEED certification/consulting
  • GHG inventory verification services
  • Carbon strategy services
  • Climate action plan development
  • GHG risk and opportunity assessments
  • GHG conformity analysis

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PHMSA Workshop Continues Discussion on Oil Spill Response Planning for Railroads

Posted on Jun 1st, 2016 by Wade Narin van Court, Ph.D, PE, and Sam Maxwell

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Meeting the Challenges of Construction Site Stormwater Management

Posted on Apr 20th, 2016 by Virginia Plumeau, REM

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