Yearly Archives: 2016

RailPros joins the Prismatic team for Superstorm Sandy Repair of NYCT Clifton Car Repair Shop

As a subconsultant to the winning Prismatic design-build team, Gotham Engineering, a division of RailPros, has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of the new Clifton Car Repair Shop in Staten Island, N.Y. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Staten Island Railway’s only mechanical repair facility, the Clifton MUE Shop, is located on the island’s North Shore – just feet away from the New York Narrows – and sustained extensive damage as a result of a 6-foot storm surge. The project consists of the demolition of the existing buildings, construction of a new facility and track work. The new three-story, … READ MORE >

RailPros Awarded the CDOT Railroad Manual Project

RailPros was recently awarded the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Railroad Manual Update Project. The project duties include rewriting the 2011 CDOT Railroad Manual to align better with both CDOT and railroad processes and procedures. The update of the 2011 manual will facilitate the delivery of a wide variety of rail related projects in the state. RailPros’ substantial proposed team experience and our successful track record of working with Class 1 Railroads, Short Line Railroads, and highway authorities alike gives us the understanding to complete the project successfully.

RailPros Welcomes Richard Koerner, PE

Richard Koerner, PE has accepted a project manager position with RailPros and will be working on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. He joins us as a registered mechanical engineer with nearly 10 years of experience in the transit industry. His experience includes planning, procurement, manufacturing and testing oversight, commissioning, and safety certification of new, extension, or modernization projects served by automated transit systems, bus, or rail. We are happy to have Richard bring his experience and enthusiasm to the RailPros team!

RailPros to Exhibit at the Mobility 21 Summit at Booth 30

On October 21, 2016, RailPros will participate in the Mobility 21 Summit at the  Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. Our representatives will be at booth 30 to provide information and networking opportunities during the Southern California Transportation Summit. RailPros is a proud Copper Sponsor of Mobility 21 and is ready to discuss future transportation improvements and how RailPros is perfectly equipped to tackle rail projects.   Mobility 21 brings together elected officials, transportation providers, businesses, local municipalities, labor, and community leaders once a year to discuss transportation initiatives and solutions. As a premier civil engineering firm in Orange County that has worked with Orange, … READ MORE >

RailPros Showcases State-of-the-Art Grade Crossings at ITE Conference in Anaheim

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Karen Hankinson, Casey Murdie, Adrian Rodriguez, and Juan Navarro, attended technical sessions and also demonstrated their grade crossing expertise at the recent International Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) conference (August 14-17, 2016) in Anaheim, California. During the ITE Grade Crossings Committee Breakout session on Wednesday morning, Karen gave a presentation on queue prevention strategies at grade crossings. In the afternoon, Karen and the team led a tour group on a field trip to selected grade crossings in Orange County. Highlights of the tour included pre-signal and queue cutter technologies, and interconnections between traffic signal controllers, quiet zone improvements, and pedestrian … READ MORE >

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RailPros Field Services Celebrates 14 Years As An AREMA Sponsor

RailPros Field Services (RPFS) is excited to be an exhibitor and sponsor at the America Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. This annual event brings together industry leaders in a variety of rail disciplines for informative sessions, networking, and education. RailPros Field Services represents the finest professional field and design services for infrastructure projects on or near railroad facilities and will be available at booth 806 during the conference. RPFS is a Charging Locker Sponsor at the conference, giving attendees the opportunity to charge their mobile devices during the long hours on the trade … READ MORE >

RailPros in the news: Oceanside to Build Railroad Quiet Zone

Music to the ears of residents of Oceanside! A quiet zone is coming to five intersections on the coastal railroad corridor. More in this article:

RailPros Named Subconsultant for BART Transbay Tunnel Project

Named the subconsultant, providing Construction Management services to BART for the Transbay Tube project, RailPros will be assisting Jacobs Engineering. The multi-million dollar project is scheduled to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2016. As part of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART’s) ongoing system wide earthquake safety program, BART is investing in water proofing the Transbay Tube (TBT). Removing the existing track structure is planned, a waterproofing membrane installed, and new track re-installed over the membrane. The work will occur under full operating traffic, with revenue passenger trains operating at speeds up to 70 miles per … READ MORE >

RailPros Wins the Van Nuys Station, LACMTA Project

RailPros successfully acquired The Van Nuys project as a result of our innovative design, which included avoiding widening and seismically retrofitting the Van Nuys Boulevard bridge and impacting the adjacent fiber optic booster station; our design resulted in a project savings of more than $20 million for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). RailPros is providing engineering design, plans, specifications, estimates, permitting, and bid and construction support on this center platform project which will be the first of its kind on the Metrolink system that will provide fully grade separated passenger and baggage cart access. The proposed platform … READ MORE >

SANBAG – Redlands Passenger Rail Program Management Services

RailPros was selected as the Program Management Consultant for the construction and implementation of the planned 9-mile long passenger rail service, which will operate on the Redlands Subdivision between San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC), in the City of San Bernardino (Rialto and E Street) to the City of Redlands/University of Redlands. The project proposes renewal of infrastructures, development of stations, and vehicle acquisitions for the nine miles of passenger rail. Mary Toutounchi leads the RailPros team in providing management support and oversight of the project development, engineering, construction management, and third parties. The alignment will utilize the existing railroad right-of-way … READ MORE >