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Railroad Vegetation Management

railroad vegetation management

IVM Consulting, Inspections, and Maintenance Plans for Railroads

On railroads, overgrown and unkempt vegetation is more than an eyesore, it’s a track maintenance issue that requires consistent attention.

At ACRT, we can work on an IVM approach for your tracks, acting as an extra set of eyes for you. Our consulting team offers services that take into account the specific vegetation challenges of your region, the railway’s location to neighborhoods, and what is required to keep your tracks functional after a big storm.

We provide up-front consultation services and inspections to determine where work needs to be done and the best strategy to accomplish it. We know that track maintenance requires easy access for your team. We also know that preventative IVM can keep away problems with encroachment on communication and signal lines.

Our team will review your current vegetation to determine what might become a problem in the future and recommend the best way to manage it. Beyond consultation and initial inspection, we can also provide you with an ongoing maintenance plan, giving you a partner in the long-term management of the vegetation around your tracks.

The importance of an effective vegetation management program relies on objective, comprehensive insights into what’s best for your organization. At ACRT, we’re the only independent national vegetation management consulting firm — giving us the freedom to put our clients first. Learn more about how we’ve helped our clients reduce costs and improve reliability.

Our organization felt confident in the return on that investment in the form of reduced injuries, less downtime and fewer claims. We also know that our employees saw and felt the benefit, and we received positive feedback after the initiative was complete.

Les Day, Safety DirectorMountain F. Enterprises