Ryan Breier promoted to Director of Signals, Communications & Train Control

We are excited to announce that Ryan Breier was recently promoted to Director of Signals, Communications & Train Control in Burns’ Railroad and Transit Group!

Ryan is passionate about improving the safety of passenger railroad infrastructure. His technical expertise in the design, implementation and maintenance of railroad and transit signal and train control systems focuses on vital and non-vital control circuits, radiofrequency technologies, and positive train control (PTC) communication technologies.

With over 10 years of expertise with PTC, Ryan is one of the Northeast Corridor’s “go-to” PTC experts, and prides himself on helping his clients implement PTC to bring them into compliance with FRA mandates and improve safety for the traveling public. Recently, Ryan was instrumental in leading the implementation of PTC on the ACSES platform in the Northeast. Ryan was also Burns’ Project Manager for SEPTA’s PTC project – a complex, high-profile project that spanned 13 regional rail lines, 474 track miles and 5 counties. Under Ryan’s leadership, SEPTA became just the second rail operator in the nation to fully implement PTC, and the project became the prototype for ACSES PTC implementations on commuter railroads throughout the Northeast. Ryan has also helped design and implement critical PTC systems for Alaska Railroad Corporation and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis.

In his role as Director of Signals, Communications & Train Control, Ryan will lead Burns’ Railroad and Transit Group in full service signal and communications programs including the highly specialized areas of wayside vital signal design and implementation, highway grade crossing design, transit communications engineering, positive train control (PTC) design and implementation, new technologies applications on railroads, signals and communications wayside testing and other safety critical tasks associated with reliable, secure, faultless rail operations.

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