Projects

  • Van Nuys Platform (Metro)

    Van Nuys Platform (Metro)

    RailPros is providing engineering design, plans, specifications, estimates, permitting, and bid and construction support on this center platform project.  It will be the first of its kind on the Metrolink system to provide a fully grade separated passenger and baggage cart access. RailPros’ innovative design will provide a cost savings of up to $15 million for Metro. The project is located on the Ventura Subdivision along the LOSSAN Corridor; currently 38 weekday passenger rail trains and two long distance trains operate through the Station. The center platform will provide operational flexibility as trains on both of the main tracks will be able to simultaneously utilize the station.

    Our scope of work includes: railroad design and coordination, traffic engineering, railroad signal design and communications, civil design, ticket vending machines and notifications systems, and project management.

  • Pt Defiance Bypass (Washington DOT)

    Pt Defiance Bypass (Washington DOT)

    The Point Defiance Bypass project will re-route Amtrak’s Cascades and long-distance trains off the sinuous shoreline BNSF corridor to a more direct, faster alignment owned by Sound Transit. The project is comprised of two phases. The first phase, completed in 2010, constructed approximately 1/3 of the project and was combined with Sound Transit’s commuter rail extension from Tacoma to Lakewood, Washington. In cooperation with Sound Transit, WSDOT is now leading Phase 2. RailPros role is to provide final PS&E including track design, railroad earthwork design, railroad signal design, coordination with traffic signal design, utility relocation coordination, and support for the rail operations analysis.

    RailPros is also providing the railroad signal planning and design for Phase 2. This includes identification of desired signal locations to provide operational flexibility, braking distance calculations, identification of appropriate hardware, and final circuit design.

  • Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line Improvement (MBTA)

    Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line Improvement (MBTA)

  • Empire Grade Crossing (SCRRA)

    Empire Grade Crossing (SCRRA)

    RailPros facilitated all CPUC coordination and designed traffic-related improvements on this multi-faceted rail and roadway project in the City of Burbank. The rail portion of the project included the grade separation of Buena Vista and Empire Avenues, the removal of the San Fernando Road under-crossing, and a temporary grade crossing at Buena Vista.

    Design work included the handling of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Buena Vista during construction of the shoofly grade crossing and the railroad overcrossing. This required the design of temporary traffic signals, controlled pedestrian crossings and civil improvements, and traffic control plans to minimize the traffic impact to local residents. RailPros also designed the final signal, signing and striping plans, and will provide ongoing design support during construction.

    Categories:

    • Design
  • San Diego Quiet Zone

    San Diego Quiet Zone

    RailPros is providing Civic San Diego with design, project management and construction management services for the Downtown San Diego Quiet Zone project.One of the longest and most complex Quiet Zone projects planned within a shared rail corridor, the $20 million project includes safety improvements at 12 multi-track, at-grade crossings. The project involves extensive coordination with several railroad operators including Amtrak, BNSF Railway, North County Transit District and Metropolitan Transit System as well as multiple agencies including San Diego Association of Governments, the Federal Railroad Administration the California Public Utilities Commission and the City of San Diego, and multiple adjacent property owners.

    As prime consultant, RailPros managed the design and implementation of the Quiet Zone project. Services included:

    • Developing plans, specifications and estimates
    • Project management
    • Construction management support
  • Exposition Light Rail Maintenance And Operations Facility (Metro)

    Exposition Light Rail Maintenance And Operations Facility (Metro)

    RailPros is providing specialized rail, communication, and rail signal design engineering for the Metro Exposition Line light-rail maintenance shops and equipment storage yard in Santa Monica, CA. Project deliverables include design of all tracks going into the yard and coming off the Expo mainline, signal design for the yard and shop train control system, associated conduit and duct banks, and server room size and equipment layout.

    During the project, RailPros is responsible for:

    • Specifying and sizing all special trackwork
    • Coordinating designs with the architect to accommodate the vehicle washer and the shop’s embedded track
    • Laying out track geometry for access to the mainline
    • Working with the geotechnical engineer to determine foundation and subgrade requirements
    • Developing demolition plans for existing facilities
  • Rail Inspection Services (Port of Long Beach)

    Rail Inspection Services (Port of Long Beach)

    RailPros provides rail engineering on-call professional services to the Port of Long Beach, including plan, design, and bid package support; California Public Utility Commission applications and permitting; and the Port’s annual terminal rail infrastructure inspections.

    Annual infrastructure inspections involve required Federal Rail Administration (FRA) track inspections and assessing rail infrastructure facilities, including train warning systems, grade crossings, air compressor facilities, and special trackwork. RailPros provides the Port with a quarterly report that includes the FRA track inspection reports, gage measurement reports, turnout inspections, and compressor facility and train warning system reports and photographs. RailPros also provides computer-aided design drawings of the terminal facility in AutoCAD and Microstation formats for use by the Port of Long Beach and its terminal operators.

    Categories:

    • Specialty
  • Orange County Metrolink Service Expansion Project

    Orange County Metrolink Service Expansion Project

    As project manager for this $128 million commuter rail infrastructure expansion project, RailPros provided management services, staff support, and safety management directly to Metrolink. The project included more than $25 million in communications system upgrades involving the installation of a 40-mile long fiber optic backbone and digital microwave towers. RailPros’ safety management responsibilities included developing and managing a comprehensive system safety plan for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.

    Categories:

    • Project Management
  • On-Call Construction Management Services (Union Pacific Railroad)

    On-Call Construction Management Services (Union Pacific Railroad)

    Since 2005, RailPros has been providing on-call civil construction management, railroad signal construction management, and structures construction management to Union Pacific Railroad. As part of this work, RailPros served as Union Pacific’s on-site representative, interpreting and enforcing plans, specifications; contract administration and management; regulatory compliance; component and material expediting, and compliance with contract documents. Our team has also provided construction managers and inspectors on capacity improvements, intermodal facilities, bridge rehabilitation and construction, and grade separations.

     

     

  • Positive Train Control (SCRRA)

    Positive Train Control (SCRRA)

    RailPros helped develop and implement the SCRRA Positive Train Control Plan, a fully FRA-compliant train control system. RailPros’ responsibilities included overseeing the design build contractor and managing the group in charge of design, testing, installation and commissioning of the system. Major project components included:

    • An on-board, train-based subsystem
    • A wayside-based subsystem located in existing trackside signaling bungalows or equipment cases
    • A GPS-based subsystem for calibration and location determination
    • An office subsystem for the Metrolink Operations Center
    • A computer automated dispatching system with instant train integration
    • A portable subsystem used to implement modification of train movement authority

    RailPros was the first operating railroad in the country to receive FRA approval for their Positive Train Control implementation plan.

  • LOSSAN Program Management Support (SANDAG)

    LOSSAN Program Management Support (SANDAG)

    RailPros’ is providing program management support for the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements, which include double tracking the rail corridor from Orange County to downtown San Diego. Affiliated improvements include bridge and track replacements, new station platforms, pedestrian under-crossings, and other safety and operational enhancements.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Preparing a program management plan, design procedures and construction management manuals, and project study reports
    • Producing monthly project progress reports, peer review of design submittals, and risk assessments
    • Managing the coordination of design, environmental and construction phasing
    • Implementation of individual program projects
    • Developing criteria standards to tailor current engineering design/construction practices to the San Diego geographic region

    RailPros is also writing new project study report documents to facilitate additional funding for LOSSAN projects.

    Categories:

    • Program Management
  • Program & Construction Management (SCRRA)

    Program & Construction Management (SCRRA)

    RailPros is providing Metrolink with on-call project management, design support, and construction management services for multiple projects totaling more than $500 million. These include track, station, signal, communications, and special trackwork procurement, maintenance of way planning and standards, and system signal rehabilitation.

    RailPros is responsible for managing projects and programs, design, and construction oversight, including developing project criteria and specifications, scheduling, and contract administration.  Other services include:

    • Regulatory compliance
    • Document and cost control
    • Change order management
    • Invoice review
    • Component and material expediting
    • Contract interpretation
    • Compliance with contract documents, Metrolink standards and AREMA recommended practices

    Projects have included the Orange County Metrolink Service Expansion, the Orange County Grade Crossing Safety Enhancement Project, and the Los Angeles Union Station Platform Expansion.

    Categories:

    • On-Call services
  • On-Call Engineering Services (NCTD)

    On-Call Engineering Services (NCTD)

    RailPros has been providing services and managing projects for the North County Transit District for more than a decade. During that time, the firm has provided on-call engineering services including design, project management and construction management of improvements associated with agency’s Coaster commuter rail operations, Sprinter light rail operations, and bus services systems. Project elements have included track work, bridge replacement, slope stabilization, and parking lot expansions, as well as station and maintenance facility, double-track, drainage, grade crossing, and ADA improvements.

    As prime consultant, RailPros provides services including project management, project study reports, peer reviews of design submittals, project permitting, engineering design and design support during construction. Other services have included constructability analysis, QA/QC, permitting and estimating.

    Categories:

    • Design
    • Construction Management
    • Project Management
  • Construction Engineering & Management (Caltrans)

    Construction Engineering & Management (Caltrans)

    Over a 14-month period, RailPros provided construction management services for eight projects involving 33 miles of freeway on the I-5 between Route 134 and Kern County Line. Project elements included HOV lane and connector construction, construction detours, signage and striping, interchange improvements, local street reconstruction, ramp widening, and more.

    Construction management services included:

    • Construction contract administration
    • Engineering and inspection
    • Compliance with project plans and specifications
    • CCO preparation
    • Progress pay estimates processing
    • Contractor safety programs monitoring
    • SWPPP inspection
    • Preparing reports and correspondence
    • Potential claims reviews

    Most work was completed during night hours, requiring extensive knowledge of traffic control and close coordination with the project team to open the freeway on time each day.

    Categories:

    • As Needed Construction Engineering
    • CPM Scheduling & Inspection
    • Construction Management
  • Port of Grays Harbor

    Port of Grays Harbor

    The Port of Grays Harbor added railroad track capacity and expanded various berths to accommodate growing needs for their automobile and grain clients. This expansion included a new dumper building, on-site storage silos, and dedicated storage tracks for the handling of loaded and unloaded railcars. New automotive receiving and unloading tracks were built to support the automotive business by adding capacity to serve up to 80 93-ft. autorack trains.

    To reduce impacts to existing operations, RailPros designed the Port’s marine rail redevelopment in two phases, collaborating with grain silo and building engineers to verify design elevations, alignments, clearances and operations. Both phases were designed, bid and built on time and under budget. The Port began service to the new 9-track facility in January 2012.

    Categories:

    • Design
  • Orange County Crossing Safety Improvements (SCRRA)

    Orange County Crossing Safety Improvements (SCRRA)

    RailPros designed traffic signal improvements for 20 at-grade crossings for the Orange County Grade Crossing Safety Enhancement Project. Deliverables included pre-signals, queue-cutter signals, signal modifications, implementation of advanced signal preemption, and state-of-the-art traffic signal operation improvements.

    RailPros also provided design support during construction, and was responsible for team meetings and field reviews, change notices, product submittals and shop drawings, operations implementation, and preparation of as-built drawings. The project earned RailPros several awards, including:

    • California Transportation Foundation – 2011 Transit Project of the Year
    • Construction Management Association of America – 2012 Project Achievement Award: Infrastructure
    • American Society of Civil Engineers and American Council of Engineering Companies – 2012 Project of Merit
    • Orange County Engineering Council – 2012 Engineering Achievement Award

    Categories:

    • Design
    • Project Management

Project List

  • Pt Defiance Bypass (Washington DOT)
  • The Point Defiance Bypass project will re-route Amtrak’s Cascades and long-distance trains off the sinuous shoreline BNSF corridor to a more direct, faster alignment owned by Sound Transit. The project is comprised of two phases. The first phase, completed in 2010, constructed approximately 1/3 of the project and was combined with Sound Transit’s commuter rail extension from Tacoma to Lakewood, Washington. In cooperation with Sound Transit, WSDOT is now leading Phase 2. RailPros role is to provide final PS&E including track design, railroad earthwork design, railroad signal design, coordination with traffic signal design, utility relocation coordination, and support for the rail operations analysis.

    RailPros is also providing the railroad signal planning and design for Phase 2. This includes identification of desired signal locations to provide operational flexibility, braking distance calculations, identification of appropriate hardware, and final circuit design.

  • Rail Inspection Services (Port of Long Beach)
  • RailPros provides rail engineering on-call professional services to the Port of Long Beach, including plan, design, and bid package support; California Public Utility Commission applications and permitting; and the Port’s annual terminal rail infrastructure inspections.

    Annual infrastructure inspections involve required Federal Rail Administration (FRA) track inspections and assessing rail infrastructure facilities, including train warning systems, grade crossings, air compressor facilities, and special trackwork. RailPros provides the Port with a quarterly report that includes the FRA track inspection reports, gage measurement reports, turnout inspections, and compressor facility and train warning system reports and photographs. RailPros also provides computer-aided design drawings of the terminal facility in AutoCAD and Microstation formats for use by the Port of Long Beach and its terminal operators.

    Categories:

    • Specialty
  • Program & Construction Management (SCRRA)
  • RailPros is providing Metrolink with on-call project management, design support, and construction management services for multiple projects totaling more than $500 million. These include track, station, signal, communications, and special trackwork procurement, maintenance of way planning and standards, and system signal rehabilitation.

    RailPros is responsible for managing projects and programs, design, and construction oversight, including developing project criteria and specifications, scheduling, and contract administration.  Other services include:

    • Regulatory compliance
    • Document and cost control
    • Change order management
    • Invoice review
    • Component and material expediting
    • Contract interpretation
    • Compliance with contract documents, Metrolink standards and AREMA recommended practices

    Projects have included the Orange County Metrolink Service Expansion, the Orange County Grade Crossing Safety Enhancement Project, and the Los Angeles Union Station Platform Expansion.

    Categories:

    • On-Call services
  • Construction Engineering & Management (Caltrans)
  • Over a 14-month period, RailPros provided construction management services for eight projects involving 33 miles of freeway on the I-5 between Route 134 and Kern County Line. Project elements included HOV lane and connector construction, construction detours, signage and striping, interchange improvements, local street reconstruction, ramp widening, and more.

    Construction management services included:

    • Construction contract administration
    • Engineering and inspection
    • Compliance with project plans and specifications
    • CCO preparation
    • Progress pay estimates processing
    • Contractor safety programs monitoring
    • SWPPP inspection
    • Preparing reports and correspondence
    • Potential claims reviews

    Most work was completed during night hours, requiring extensive knowledge of traffic control and close coordination with the project team to open the freeway on time each day.

    Categories:

    • As Needed Construction Engineering
    • CPM Scheduling & Inspection
    • Construction Management
  • Orange County Crossing Safety Improvements (SCRRA)
  • RailPros designed traffic signal improvements for 20 at-grade crossings for the Orange County Grade Crossing Safety Enhancement Project. Deliverables included pre-signals, queue-cutter signals, signal modifications, implementation of advanced signal preemption, and state-of-the-art traffic signal operation improvements.

    RailPros also provided design support during construction, and was responsible for team meetings and field reviews, change notices, product submittals and shop drawings, operations implementation, and preparation of as-built drawings. The project earned RailPros several awards, including:

    • California Transportation Foundation – 2011 Transit Project of the Year
    • Construction Management Association of America – 2012 Project Achievement Award: Infrastructure
    • American Society of Civil Engineers and American Council of Engineering Companies – 2012 Project of Merit
    • Orange County Engineering Council – 2012 Engineering Achievement Award

    Categories:

    • Design
    • Project Management
  • Empire Grade Crossing (SCRRA)
  • RailPros facilitated all CPUC coordination and designed traffic-related improvements on this multi-faceted rail and roadway project in the City of Burbank. The rail portion of the project included the grade separation of Buena Vista and Empire Avenues, the removal of the San Fernando Road under-crossing, and a temporary grade crossing at Buena Vista.

    Design work included the handling of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Buena Vista during construction of the shoofly grade crossing and the railroad overcrossing. This required the design of temporary traffic signals, controlled pedestrian crossings and civil improvements, and traffic control plans to minimize the traffic impact to local residents. RailPros also designed the final signal, signing and striping plans, and will provide ongoing design support during construction.

    Categories:

    • Design
  • Orange County Metrolink Service Expansion Project
  • As project manager for this $128 million commuter rail infrastructure expansion project, RailPros provided management services, staff support, and safety management directly to Metrolink. The project included more than $25 million in communications system upgrades involving the installation of a 40-mile long fiber optic backbone and digital microwave towers. RailPros’ safety management responsibilities included developing and managing a comprehensive system safety plan for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.

    Categories:

    • Project Management
  • On-Call Construction Management Services (Union Pacific Railroad)
  • Since 2005, RailPros has been providing on-call civil construction management, railroad signal construction management, and structures construction management to Union Pacific Railroad. As part of this work, RailPros served as Union Pacific’s on-site representative, interpreting and enforcing plans, specifications; contract administration and management; regulatory compliance; component and material expediting, and compliance with contract documents. Our team has also provided construction managers and inspectors on capacity improvements, intermodal facilities, bridge rehabilitation and construction, and grade separations.

     

     

  • Positive Train Control (SCRRA)
  • RailPros helped develop and implement the SCRRA Positive Train Control Plan, a fully FRA-compliant train control system. RailPros’ responsibilities included overseeing the design build contractor and managing the group in charge of design, testing, installation and commissioning of the system. Major project components included:

    • An on-board, train-based subsystem
    • A wayside-based subsystem located in existing trackside signaling bungalows or equipment cases
    • A GPS-based subsystem for calibration and location determination
    • An office subsystem for the Metrolink Operations Center
    • A computer automated dispatching system with instant train integration
    • A portable subsystem used to implement modification of train movement authority

    RailPros was the first operating railroad in the country to receive FRA approval for their Positive Train Control implementation plan.

  • San Diego Quiet Zone
  • RailPros is providing Civic San Diego with design, project management and construction management services for the Downtown San Diego Quiet Zone project.One of the longest and most complex Quiet Zone projects planned within a shared rail corridor, the $20 million project includes safety improvements at 12 multi-track, at-grade crossings. The project involves extensive coordination with several railroad operators including Amtrak, BNSF Railway, North County Transit District and Metropolitan Transit System as well as multiple agencies including San Diego Association of Governments, the Federal Railroad Administration the California Public Utilities Commission and the City of San Diego, and multiple adjacent property owners.

    As prime consultant, RailPros managed the design and implementation of the Quiet Zone project. Services included:

    • Developing plans, specifications and estimates
    • Project management
    • Construction management support
  • Exposition Light Rail Maintenance And Operations Facility (Metro)
  • RailPros is providing specialized rail, communication, and rail signal design engineering for the Metro Exposition Line light-rail maintenance shops and equipment storage yard in Santa Monica, CA. Project deliverables include design of all tracks going into the yard and coming off the Expo mainline, signal design for the yard and shop train control system, associated conduit and duct banks, and server room size and equipment layout.

    During the project, RailPros is responsible for:

    • Specifying and sizing all special trackwork
    • Coordinating designs with the architect to accommodate the vehicle washer and the shop’s embedded track
    • Laying out track geometry for access to the mainline
    • Working with the geotechnical engineer to determine foundation and subgrade requirements
    • Developing demolition plans for existing facilities
  • Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line Improvement (MBTA)
  • LOSSAN Program Management Support (SANDAG)
  • RailPros’ is providing program management support for the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements, which include double tracking the rail corridor from Orange County to downtown San Diego. Affiliated improvements include bridge and track replacements, new station platforms, pedestrian under-crossings, and other safety and operational enhancements.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Preparing a program management plan, design procedures and construction management manuals, and project study reports
    • Producing monthly project progress reports, peer review of design submittals, and risk assessments
    • Managing the coordination of design, environmental and construction phasing
    • Implementation of individual program projects
    • Developing criteria standards to tailor current engineering design/construction practices to the San Diego geographic region

    RailPros is also writing new project study report documents to facilitate additional funding for LOSSAN projects.

    Categories:

    • Program Management
  • On-Call Engineering Services (NCTD)
  • RailPros has been providing services and managing projects for the North County Transit District for more than a decade. During that time, the firm has provided on-call engineering services including design, project management and construction management of improvements associated with agency’s Coaster commuter rail operations, Sprinter light rail operations, and bus services systems. Project elements have included track work, bridge replacement, slope stabilization, and parking lot expansions, as well as station and maintenance facility, double-track, drainage, grade crossing, and ADA improvements.

    As prime consultant, RailPros provides services including project management, project study reports, peer reviews of design submittals, project permitting, engineering design and design support during construction. Other services have included constructability analysis, QA/QC, permitting and estimating.

    Categories:

    • Design
    • Construction Management
    • Project Management
  • Port of Grays Harbor
  • The Port of Grays Harbor added railroad track capacity and expanded various berths to accommodate growing needs for their automobile and grain clients. This expansion included a new dumper building, on-site storage silos, and dedicated storage tracks for the handling of loaded and unloaded railcars. New automotive receiving and unloading tracks were built to support the automotive business by adding capacity to serve up to 80 93-ft. autorack trains.

    To reduce impacts to existing operations, RailPros designed the Port’s marine rail redevelopment in two phases, collaborating with grain silo and building engineers to verify design elevations, alignments, clearances and operations. Both phases were designed, bid and built on time and under budget. The Port began service to the new 9-track facility in January 2012.

    Categories:

    • Design