Positive Train Control Program Management for St. Louis TRRA
TRRA hired Burns to provide Program Management Services for their Positive Train Control (PTC) project. Burns developed bid specifications for implementation of the PTC project contract(s) and assisted in the selection and negotiation of the contract award. Burns is currently providing Project Management and Construction Related Services to assist the TRRA with the implementation of a safe, reliable and cost-effective PTC system while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and industry standards.
Burns developed estimates, procurement strategies, budgets and deployment plans for PTC components and subsystems consistent with maturing standards, and helped TRRA find the most cost-effective strategies for securing the necessary 220 MHz radio frequencies for reliable, interoperable wireless communications. Burns assessed TRRA’s existing ground-based network and designed a highly reliable, redundant system that incorporated all of the security measures required for PTC implementation. Burns also coordinated with tenant and host railroads on issues of interoperability, and aided TRRA in writing a successful grant for assuring FRA government funding to help defray the cost of PTC implementation.