The promotion of Mary Toutounchi, PE, to Vice President was announced December 23, 2016 by Eric Hankinson, President. Ms. Toutounchi joined RailPros in the spring of 2015 and immediately led the firm to a win on the Redlands Passenger Rail Program with SANBAG, one of the largest transit projects in the area. Since then, she has been fully dedicated to that project, focusing her additional efforts on winning more work for the firm. In making the announcement, Hankinson said, “Mary has been instrumental in our efforts to deliver exceptional service to our clients, and she has consistently demonstrated solid judgment, … READ MORE
Earlier this week, RailPros announced that Bow River Capital Partners, headquartered in Denver, has made a major investment in RailPros and RailPros Field Services. The action follows an intense effort by the management team to identify a partner who can help us continue to improve and to grow as RailPros. Part of our strategy was to find a partner that would strengthen our team and our brand, which has been successful for some time. We are excited to have Bow River as part of the strategic team, and look forward to continuing our plans for growth and improvement. This means that … READ MORE
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 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.
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!
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
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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
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
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: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/mar/07/oceanside-quiet-zone-fundign/
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