Yearly Archives: 2013

RailPros Nomination with WTS

WTS-IE Chapter Employer of the Year RailPros was nominated for the 2013 WTS IE Chapter Employer of the Year Award. Nomination criteria is based on projects, services, quality, affirmative action, continuing education, development, female internships, and support of the chapter. This is a great honor for us as we have been tremendously involved this year committing two of our staff to serve on committees – Tina Day & Danielle Libring. In addition, we have supported all WTS events this year throughout southern California and look forward to continuing our involvement next year. Our firm pushes for continuing education with all … READ MORE >

AREMA and Railway Interchange 2013

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RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2013: RailPros and RailPros Field Services were excited to participate in this year’s Railway Interchange conference in Indianapolis, IN. This huge industry event combined AREMA, REMSA, RSSI, and RSI into a large 4-day exhibition and conference. WHAT IS AREMA?: The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) was formed on October 1, 1997, as the result of a merger of three engineering support associations, namely the American Railway Bridge and Building Association, the American Railway Engineering Association and the Roadmaster’s and Maintenance of Way Association, along with functions of the Communications and Signals Division of the Association of … READ MORE >

RailPros’ Projects Underway

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Point Defiance Bypass, WashDOT (Subconsultant to HDR) – RailPros is providing track and earthwork design, railroad signal and communication system design, and utility coordination support. UPRR Flagging, Laredo Subdivision – RailPros Field Services has recently mobilized our first flagmen under our contract with Union Pacific Railroad to provide flagging services on the Laredo Subdivision. We hope to expand to other subdivisions in Texas by the end of the year. SR 91 Expansion Project – RailPros is in contract negotiations for the SR 91 Expansion Design Build Project.

RailPros Recent News and Awards

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Construction Management Association of America – RailPros has been awarded the honorable distinction of being named one of CMAA’s Bronze Member Firms of the Year! We have been recognized for going above and beyond in our support of the local chapter. Railway Age – Mr. Joe Zerzan was recently interviewed for a story regarding Positive Train Control in Railway Age magazine. RailPros’ efforts on this monumental project continue to set Metrolink a step ahead, leading the nation in PTC implementation. Progressive Railroading – The Port of Long Beach Green Port Gateway Rail Project has gained national attention, as it “…will … READ MORE >

Project Highlight: SDG&E’s Dynamic Voltage Controller, Fallbrook California

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As more and more solar and wind projects are being introduced into the electrical grid, the need for better infrastructure is necessary to support this type of energy. RailPros was selected to prepare engineering drawings for the grading, drainage and pad design; process public road permits through the County of San Diego; and provide construction administration throughout the duration of the project. This $2.5 million dollar project is the first to be built by SDG&E, which includes two 1-Megawatt inverters to help even out the up-and-down flow of solar electric power, and its own central processing unit to gather information and send … READ MORE >

California High Speed Rail

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RailPros is excited to be a part of the Tutor-Perini/Zachary/Parsons Transportation Group Joint Venture team, which was announced as the best scoring team for the California High Speed Rail Authority Central Valley Construction Project! The Tutor/Zachary/Parsons JV was one of the five pre-qualified teams that submitted a proposal. This project is the Authority’s first design-build project, which combines project design and construction into a single contract. RailPros has a subconsultant agreement with the Joint Venture to perform Civil Engineering-Heavy Rail services. Work is anticipated to commence later this year.  

New Employees at RailPros

We are excited to welcome these new team members: David Berryman has joined our San Diego office as a Senior Civil Engineer. He is heading our new work with Metropolitan Transit System. Mackenzie Terborg is working with RailPros Field Services as an Administrative Assistant. She has been essential with our ever- growing FS operations. Anabel Gutierrez, our new Accounting Intern, is working in our Irvine office as she completes her Bachelor’s at CSUF. Liz Kraning comes to us from Fernald+ and has joined our Irvine office as our new Proposal Coordinator. Joe Landers has joined our RailPros Field Services team … READ MORE >