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Mark Hemphill

Director of Railway Consulting Services

Mark represents the interests of clients for railway projects that are complex, have multiple stakeholders, and have no clear precedent. He helps clients see their project from each stakeholders perspective in order to achieve commercial, regulatory, and technical agreements that reward each stakeholder. With 34 years in the railroad industry, Mark believes in the social and economic benefits of freight and passenger railway transportation. His approach to each project is to provide clear and unalloyed assessment of the project’s success factors, to translate jargon into common-sense language, and to make sure that each project meets the safety, regulatory, economic and technical framework that railways operate within.

Within HDR, Mark has helped cultivate many new railway professionals, helping them capitalize on their own strengths. He has published more than 800 articles and three books on railway history, economics and strategy.

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