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New Pittsburgh Office Places Burns at Center of Railroad Innovation

Burns establishes a Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh for our railroad power and signal 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… Read More

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Ryan Breier Named to Progressive Railroading Rising Stars of 2020 List

Ryan Breier was named one of Progressive Railroading’s (PR) Rising Stars of 2020! This award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the rail industry. This year, PR’s Rising Stars program received over 100 nominations from individuals who work for Class I, regionals, short lines, passenger railroads, transit… Read More

May ElKhattab Receives ACEC/MW Young Professional of the Year Award

May ElKhattab Receives ACEC/MW Young Professional of the Year Award

Burns takes great pride in congratulating May ElKhattab, PE, PMP, for receiving the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington (ACEC/MW) Young Professional of the Year Award! As a key project manager for our Washington, DC region, May has a proven track record of leading complex, design-build rail projects for our clients and improving… Read More

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… Read More

May ElKhattab Joins Burns’ Washington, D.C. Office as Project Manager

Burns is excited to welcome May ElKhattab, PE, PMP, ENV SP to our rapidly growing Railroad and Transit Group. May joins us as a Project Manager in our new Washington, D.C. office May brings to Burns a progressive, proven track record of leading complex, high-visibility design and design-build rail projects for tunnels and new passenger… Read More

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Burns Helps DRPA/PATCO with Roof Evaluations

DRPA and PATCO have been energetically pursuing many enhancements to the PATCO system. As such, PATCO is embarking on the evaluation of 17 roofs at eight different PATCO locations: Lindenwold, Ashland, Woodcrest, Haddonfield, Westmont, Collingswood, Ferry Ave, and Center Tower. Burns is proud to be DRPA and PATCO’s partner for the PATCO Roof Replacement Project…. Read More

John Hasrouni Joins Burns, Brings Extensive Traction Power Expertise

A big welcome to John Hasrouni, PE, who recently joined Burns as a Senior Traction Power Engineer. John has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction of traction power supply and distribution systems for a wide variety of metro, light rail, high speed rail, and freight rail projects across the US, UK,… Read More

Raj Alexander at Forefront of Communications-Based Train Control Technology

Rajee Alexander, PE, recently attended the APTA Rail Conference where he participated as a key member of IEEE 1474 Working Group #2, working side-by-side with other transit operators, engineers, academics, and OEMs to develop the industry standards and best practices around the next generation of Communications Based-Train Control (CBTC) technology. Raj is a Senior Communications… Read More

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