Alaska Railroad

Our railroad and transit experts excel in providing well-planned design driven by our insightful understanding of operational needs. For more than 40 years we have provided innovative solutions for passenger rail, light rail, subway, and automated guideway systems. Our expertise with cutting-edge technologies in signals, communications, and traction power systems and infrastructure has gained the firm recognition as a leader in the field.

Burns provides design and construction solutions to help maintain, improve, and expand the nation’s railroad and transit infrastructure. We have designed and supported the implementation of critical programs all across the country, and support the renewed emphasis on a public transit-oriented lifestyle. With a thorough owner-level understanding of project goals, constraints, and potential pit-falls, we are able to deliver our clients safe, practical, real-life solutions to their railroad and transit challenges.

Our Capabilities Include

  • Automated People Movers
  • Commuter, Light, and Passenger Rail
  • Interlockings and Crossovers
  • Intermodal Terminals and Stations
  • Modern Street Car Systems
  • Positive Train Control Systems
  • Shops and Maintenance Complexes
  • Signals and Communications
  • Traction Power and Overhead Catenary Systems
  • Tunnels and Station Facilities
  • Viaducts, Elevated Structures, and Bridges
  • Yards and Storage Facilities
Burns gave options and helped us decide which option to pursue. They didn’t just look at it in the standard way, but used out-of-the-box thinking. They took the initiative to devise cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solutions.
Saul Babcock - Amtrak
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Daren Petroski, PE
Daren Petroski, PE
Vice President,
Transit Design Group Leader