Railroad professionals are passionate about safe, efficient, on-time operations that connect people to places and keep global economies moving. We’ve built an experienced team of industry professionals who are driven to solve the practical problems of design, installation, operation, and maintenance that passenger and freight railroads across the U.S. encounter.
Class I and Regional Railroad Systems
The movement of freight touches every sector of the economy. Our freight railroad clients must work efficiently, safely, and profitably; we strive to increase reliability, cost efficiency, and comfort.
To meet these demands, we perform full-service planning, design and construction support services, program and construction management, and alternative delivery methods for class I and regional railroads throughout the U.S.
We’re experienced in designing solutions for all aspects of constrained systems to meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and other regulatory requirements. We have expertise in the integration of freight and passenger operations to optimize the operations and maintenance. Many of our professionals have been employed directly by railroads, providing a thorough understanding of the needs and requirements of railroad organizations.
In addition, with innovation like our TAROS® suite of operations software, we know what it takes to keep railroads running smoothly both during and after construction.
Responsive Project Management
We’re known in the railroad industry for our skill at working on active railroad right-of-ways and environmentally sensitive locations and our commitment to meeting project needs like tight budget constraints and short durations. We recently helped Amtrak implement security improvements per an aggressive schedule imposed by ARRA requirements. We finished on-time and $3 million under budget.
- Intercity passenger rail
- Commuter rail
- High-speed rail
- Freight rail.
Sounds of TransitNoise and its impact is an understandable community fear during a construction project or the development of a new transit system in a community. Through early public engagement, we can help you demonstrate the sound impact to surrounding areas and mitigate local resistance to your project. Read more about Acoustics.
Rail OperationsManage the exceptional performance of your rail operations with the TAROS® suite of simulator software tools. TAROS® produces the accurate data you need to make decisions that impact reliability, validate proposed infrastructure improvements, and be ready for the unexpected.
Testing & CommissioningWe put the people and process in place to ensure a smooth transition from the construction to operation of your transit system. Our field personnel put processes, equipment, controls, and systems through operational and performance testing to guarantee that individual systems operate well on their own and as part of the overall system.
- Asset management
- Bridges, structures, and tunnels
- Capital improvement project program and development
- Crossings (grade, signalized, quiet zones, and grade separated)
- Drainage evaluation and design
- Fare collection systems
- Industrial sidings and spurs
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies
- Operations analyses/Rail operations (TAROS®)
- Peer review
- Planning Studies
- Program Management/ Construction Management
- Railroad Systems
- SCADA/Intelligent transportation systems
- Security systems
- Slope stabilization
- Sounds of Transit
- Stations and facilities
- Systems safety
- Testing, commissioning, and post-construction
- Traction power and overhead catenary systems
- Utility relocations
- Valuation studies.