Jenkintown Train Station Platform

Burns Advises Northeast Corridor Rail Operators, Advancing Next-Generation Train Controls

Burns is consulting Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on development of the rail operators’ Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES). The next generation of train controls, known as ACSES III, imagines enhancing the precision and reliability of current safety measures. When ground-based transponders are missed, an on-board database will provide supplemental updates on rail conditions… Read More

Paul Salvatore

Paul Salvatore Leads Burns’ New England Expansion

Burns continues our Northeast expansion with the welcomed addition of Paul Salvatore as Director, Boston region. Paul’s transportation industry expertise is built upon decades of experience overseeing integration and implementation of complex safety and operational technologies. Prior work includes development of transit solutions for systems across the United States, China, Taiwan and Mexico. “I am… Read More

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Transit Leader Alva Carrasco Accelerates Burns’ West Coast Expansion

Burns welcomes public transportation leader Alva Carrasco as Director, Los Angeles Region. Alva is widely respected for her ability to guide large-scale capital programs throughout planning, design and construction milestones. Alva’s expertise resolving complex project implementation challenges will benefit a wide range of Burns’ rail, transit and aviation clients. Alva is among the transportation industry’s… Read More

Fast Charging Stations For EV | Photo courtesy of Earth and Main

Burns Supports Pennsylvania’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

Pennsylvania will soon be deploying electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program will offer grants for the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of EV charging infrastructure. The $171.5-million program is part of a federally funded buildout of the country’s EV charging… Read More

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Burns’ Erica Antoine Concludes Term as WTS Philadelphia President

Burns Project Manager Erica Antoine, PE recently completed a successful term as Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Philadelphia chapter president. During Erica’s two-year term, she led the organization through the upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic. Erica effectively oversaw 12 board committees, managed over 60 corporate sponsors and agency partnerships, and facilitated dozens of events. WTS plays… Read More

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Burns Announces Tony Koltuv Next Leader of Railroad and Transit Practice

Burns is excited to announce Tony Koltuv, PMP, a highly regarded leader in railway safety and capital program innovation, will serve as the company’s next Vice President, Railroad and Transit. With more than 25 years of transportation project management experience, Tony brings a unique ability to untangle the logistical, organizational and technical challenges that commonly… Read More

Daren Petroski

Burns Announces Retirement of Vice President Daren Petroski, PE

Burns is celebrating the career of Daren Petroski, PE, Vice President of Railroad and Transit, who announced his plans to retire effective Dec. 15. During an outstanding 32-year engineering career, nearly half while at Burns, Daren was instrumental to the growth of our Railroad and Transit division. Through bold leadership and unmatched project-management acumen, Daren… Read More

Platform at Sox-35th, looking north | Photo credit: Jacob G.

Burns Supports Federal Review of Chicago Red Ahead Program

Burns serves as a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Project Management Oversight Contractor for the Chicago Transit Authority’s proposed Red Line Extension Project. CTA is proposing a 5.6-mile extension of the Red Line Dan Ryan branch as part of the Red Ahead Program, a comprehensive initiative to modernize and add new service on Chicago’s most-traveled rail… Read More

Electrifying Bus Depots

Burns’ Guide to Electrifying Transit Agency Bus Depots

Zero-emission buses (ZEBs) are lowering carbon emissions, improving air quality, and helping communities achieve environmental justice goals. With an influx of new funding, transit agencies now find themselves leading the way to an electrified transportation future. A successful ZEB transition involves much more than vehicle selection and procurement. Whether agencies opt for battery-electric buses or… Read More

Wawa Regional Rail Station

SEPTA Opens New Wawa Regional Rail Station

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) marked the culmination of a multi-year project this week with renewal of rail service in Middle Township, Delaware County. More than 35 years after the former Wawa station closed, SEPTA relaunched service this week with all-new facilities and the opening of a 3.5-mile extension that connects riders to downtown… Read More


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