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Surface Transportation Permitting

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Dawson & Associates’ transportation practice includes many of the nation’s top regulatory and development experts in highway, rail, and water transportation, including associated intermodal facilities. The extensive senior executive federal experience in transportation and regulation provide our clients with the best possible solutions to advance projects. Our solutions identify options that fully address federal requirements under NEPA, the Corps Regulatory Program and the Endangered Species Act among others. 

Our team includes former civilian and military officials who have held senior positions overseeing such projects as development of high-speed rail, highway developments in major metropolitan areas that impact sensitive aquatic environments, and improvements to commerce movement at the nation’s ports and along its extensive waterway system. We take great pride in their accomplishments and their ability to guide clients on the environmental and regulatory aspects of federal and state transportation policy.

Specialty Areas

  • Clean Water Act compliance and permitting 

  • Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 requirements and process 

  • Endangered Species Act 

  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation and requirements 

  • Historic preservation 

  • Leadership and decision making 

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting process 

  • Regulatory risk assessment 

  • Section 404 Clean Water Act discharge regulations 

  • Superfund & Natural Resource Damages cleanup

Case Studies

Federal Construction Approvals
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Endangered Species Act Mitigation
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