New Pittsburgh Office Places Burns at Center of Railroad Innovation

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Burns establishes a Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh for our railroad power, signal, communications, and train control systems team.

The Steel City, with its long history of railroad innovation, is the ideal location for the Burns Center of Excellence for Railroad Systems. The Pittsburgh office is dedicated to helping maintain, improve and expand railroad and transit infrastructure programs across the country.

Burns offers a comprehensive combination of signals and train control, overhead contact, communications and traction power design and construction solutions to modernize safe rail and transit operations.

“The Burns Pittsburgh office has established a strong team of talented engineers and is quickly becoming a railroad systems integration leader,” said Chief Executive Officer Matthew Burns. “In just the past year, we’ve been fortunate to add some of the best talent in the industry while continuing to design innovative and best-practice solutions for our clients. The growth of our Pittsburgh team adds talent that we could not otherwise find anywhere else, while deepening our relationships with the country’s largest transit and railroad operators as well as major cab signaling and train control system suppliers.”

Our office along the Allegheny River, centrally located in Downtown Pittsburgh (North Side’s Nova Place) is within the redevelopment of the sprawling Allegheny Center Mall.  It offers exciting campus amenities including a large outdoor plaza, live music, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a food hall that showcases the region’s up-and-coming chefs. We look forward to being part of the downtown Pittsburgh business community once offices safely re-open. See our office locations.

Burns offers planning, engineering, design, acquisition support, integration, testing, and project/construction management oversight services for railroad and public transit clients. Highlights of previous work include:

  • Positive Train Control implementation for Amtrak, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, among others.
  • Cab Signaling safety systems for Amtrak, MBTA, SEPTA, and various railroad suppliers.
  • General Engineering consulting services for Amtrak, Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), SEPTA, among others.

“With plans to increase staff in the next year, we look forward to helping advance our clients’ projects with engineering and technology solutions, while building closer ties to rail industry leaders throughout the region,” said Michael Ehrenberger who leads the Pittsburgh office.

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