Rail and Multi-Modal Consulting

For municipalities, transportation connectivity is the gateway to a community’s economic vitality and enhanced livability. As a leader in innovative transportation solutions for 75 years, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) has demonstrated how the safe and strategic integration of rail infrastructure can contribute to a community’s long-term visions.

When addressing rail infrastructure, one of the most sensitive aspects of the project is navigating the needs, timelines, and approvals of the railroad stakeholders. With a practice focused specifically on municipalities, CMT brings a team of rail coordination experts who will guide the rail-related processes to streamline approvals and minimize the impacts of construction.

CMT offers our clients holistic experience in planning, funding, negotiating, and partnering with over 40 railway companies to deliver fast-track solutions throughout the Midwest. With CMT, our clients benefit from our strong rail resumes and established relationships with rail stakeholders. CMT highly regarded for our organized and consistent approaches to collaboration and our ability to efficiently navigate win-win solutions on behalf of our municipal clients.


“This safety study will serve as a model as we pursue similar corridor studies across the Country.”
John Caufield, PE, Manager of Public Projects, BNSF Railway
“I wanted to tell you again that the rationale and data you compiled and presented was fantastic. We are going to save lives along this corridor and in no small part due to your efforts. It’s been a pleasure working with you and I hope to implement this process across the entire State of Missouri.”
S. Chris Brownell, P.E. – Railroad Projects Manager for MoDOT Multi-Modal Department
“I commend what you and the City are seeking to do here. This is a holistic and long vision-oriented safety plan, especially with the inclusion of the grade separated structures. The most progressive communities, like Wentzville, are finding ways to separate themselves from the railroad while at the same time preserving the ability to move and grow and it’s so nice to see folks who truly get it.”
W. R. Miller ‐ Manager Grade Crossing Safety ‐ AL, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS & TN Norfolk Southern Corporation


Economic development & industrial spur service

Transload & intermodal facility design

Legal consultation & agreement development

Mainline track design

Construction administration & track inspection

Rail service & security logistics

Highway/Rail crossing diagnostics

Rail survey & boundary

Corridor safety studies

Public protect coordination

Community planning

Funding & grant administration

Utility permitting

Public Engagement & Education

Freight & transportation logistics