Alaska Railroad

For more than 50 years, Burns has helped the rail and transit industry implement proven, time-tested, and fail-safe systems for passenger rail, light rail, subway, and automated guideway programs. We are fully invested in providing advanced, adaptable systems that maximize the benefits of constantly-evolving technologies to help our clients deliver a safe, world-class passenger experience.

Burns provides specialized engineering solutions to help maintain, improve, and expand the nation’s railroad and transit infrastructure. We have designed and supported the implementation of critical programs across the country and support the renewed emphasis on a public transit-oriented lifestyle. With a thorough owner-level understanding of project goals, constraints, and potential pit-falls, we deliver our clients safe, practical, real-life solutions to their railroad and transit challenges.

Our Capabilities Include

  • AC and DC Traction Power Systems
  • Automated People Movers
  • Commuter, Light, and Passenger Rail
  • Interlockings and Crossovers
  • Intermodal Terminals and Stations
  • Modern Street Car Systems
  • Overhead Catenary Systems
  • Positive Train Control Systems
  • Shops and Maintenance Complexes
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Signals and Communications
  • Third Rail Systems
  • Tunnels and Station Facilities
  • Viaducts, Elevated Structures, and Bridges
  • Yards and Storage Facilities

We are proud to have helped a number of our clients implement Positive Train Control (PTC) systems.

Burns did a great job helping us successfully plan, design and integrate 160-miles of positive train control across our Springfield and Hudson lines. They were in the trenches with us – every step of the way – to ensure everything was completed correctly the first time around. This would not have happened without their knowledge, thoroughness and dedication. They made Amtrak their first priority, and acted as a trusted partner to help us successfully complete this critical project.
Tony Koltuv, PMP, MCSE, Engineering Manager PTC - Amtrak
We trust Burns' specialized engineering expertise - their guidance helps drive project success. There are no surprises when you work with Burns, just consistent, reliable results.
Jason White, CEO - Hitachi Rail STS USA
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Daren Petroski, PE
Daren Petroski, PE
Vice President,
Transit Design Group Leader