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21 August 2008

Mott MacDonald’s American business Hatch Mott MacDonald expands its transportation planning expertise with acquisition of Higgins Associates

Mott MacDonald’s American business, Hatch Mott MacDonald, has announced the acquisition of Higgins Associates Civil & Traffic Engineers. Based in Gilroy, California, Higgins Associates specialises in transportation consultancy and delivering traffic demand forecasting, capacity and operational analyses, speed study surveys, accident and safety analyses, parking demand and supply analyses as well as traffic count programmes.

Higgins Associates will continue to work out of Gilroy and will expand the services currently provided by HMM’s transportation planning department.

Keith B. Higgins, a registered Civil Engineer and Traffic Engineer, and former President of Higgins Associates, brings Hatch Mott MacDonald 31 years of engineering experience and transportation planning expertise. He will work closely with Hatch Mott MacDonald’s staff in Pleasanton, California to develop and expand their current transportation planning capabilities.

“The acquisition of Higgins Associates aligns with our aggressive growth strategy,” said Nicholas M. DeNichilo, President and CEO of Hatch Mott MacDonald. He added, “Integrating the expertise of both firms increases our competitiveness throughout California and North America and positions us for even greater growth.”


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About HMM

Hatch Mott MacDonald is a 1,800-person, full-service infrastructure, transportation, and environmental engineering company. The firm offers public and private clients a complete range of services including planning, feasibility studies, design, contract procurement, construction management, program management, and operations and maintenance support. With 54 offices in North America, and access to staff resources of more than 21,000 worldwide, Hatch Mott MacDonald delivers world class solutions to meet clients’ infrastructure and environmental challenges.

About Higgins Associates

Founded in 1982, Higgins Associates Civil & Traffic Engineers is a full service civil engineering, traffic engineering and transportation planning firm providing traffic demand forecasting, capacity and operational analyses, speed study surveys, accident and safety analyses, parking demand and supply analyses, and traffic count programs.

For more information about Hatch Mott MacDonald, go to www.hatchmott.com or about this release contact: Chris Sereda, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Phone 925-469-5378

About Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy with 13,000 staff, £750 million turnover and work in 120 countries for the public and private sectors. The employee-owned company is ranked 8th in the 2008 Sunday Times 20 Best Big Companies to Work For survey. Mott MacDonald’s core business sectors cover buildings, transport, energy, water, environment, health, education, industry, oil and gas, communications and international development.


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