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Railroad + Transit

Delivering infrastructure systems that advance travel safety, reliability, environmental sustainability, and resiliency.

Burns’ specialized professional engineering services build upon our unique understanding of operator challenges maintaining, improving and expanding railroad and transit infrastructure.

Better commutes begin at Burns. 

Rail Electrification

  • Traction Power Substations and Distribution
  • Resilient Power Supplies
  • Catenary Systems
  • Regional Rail, Light Rail and Subways
  • Automated People Movers

Right-of-Way Facilities 

  • Passenger Stations and Intermodal Facilities
  • Bus Depots, Fueling Systems and Islands
  • Maintenance Shops, Yards and Storage
  • Welfare and Administrative Facilities
  • Vehicle Charging and Refueling Systems
  • Vehicle Washers, Cleaning Systems and Fluid Dispensers
  • Wayside Vehicle Condition Monitoring
  • Utilities and Third-Party Facilities
  • Vehicle Exhaust, Paint, Welding, Sanding Ventilation Systems

Project and Program Management 

  • Program Management Services
  • Project Management Oversight
  • Risk Management and Risk Modeling
  • Safety and Security Certification Plans
  • Construction Management

Train Signals, Controls and Communications 

  • ACSES and PTC
  • ATC and ATO Systems
  • Communications Based Train Control (CBTC)
  • Interlockings
  • Ground-Based Systems
  • Highway-Grade Crossings
  • Station Systems
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Vital Microprocessor Interlocking System (VMIS) and Relay Systems

Meet Our Leadership

Tony Koltuv, PMP

Senior Vice President, Railroad & Transit

Ryan Breier

Vice President, Signals, Communications & Train Control

Clay Payne, PE

Vice President, Right-of-Way and Facilities

Scott McKelvie

Director of Business Development, Railroad & Transit

Derek Brown

Director of Washington DC Region

Timothy Mantych, PE

Director, Program Management

Paul Salvatore

Director, Boston Region

Alva Carrasco

Director, Los Angeles Region