Join Us Live on March 10th for Mapping Out the Fleet Electrification Journey: Lessons from Early Adopters

Join Burns for a conversation with industry leaders on charging infrastructure and electrification transition strategies being piloted across the country.  Fleet electrification is accelerating at a rapid pace. Both cleaner and quieter than diesel, gasoline or natural gas alternatives, battery-electric vehicles have become the most cost-effective option for reducing transit fleet emissions. Yet early adopters… Read More

Burns Aviation Team Leads Update to Industry’s Premier Security Guidelines

The National Safe Skies Alliance (Safe Skies) this week released an update to the Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction through its Program for Applied Research in Airport Security (PARAS). Called upon for our deep expertise in aviation design principals, Burns security experts led the overhaul of this trusted guidance document. The… Read More

May ElKhattab and Ryan Breier

Ryan Breier and May ElKhattab Named ENR Top Young Professionals

Two rising stars from our Railroad and Transit division are on a roll. Congratulations to Ryan Breier and May ElKhattab for their recognition among the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Class of 2021 Mid-Atlantic Top Young Professionals. Outstanding representatives of the Burns core values, May and Ryan have long distinguished themselves through their collaborative response to resolving… Read More

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Solutions for Fleet Electrification

Successful fleet electrification requires a deep understanding of energy and economic analysis, fleet facilities logistics and operations, and resilient power infrastructure.  Burns provides these solutions for transit agencies, utilities, municipalities and private companies to achieve electrification goals. Learn more.  

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Burns Leads Technology Innovations at New San Diego International Airport Terminal

Burns will contribute our industry-leading expertise in technology systems and innovation to support the San Diego International Airport (SAN) Terminal 1 replacement program. The new 1.2-million-square-feet Terminal 1 will serve roughly half the passengers arriving at SAN. Among the information technology and communications services offered throughout the terminal, travelers will have access to a wide… Read More

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Burns Supports Amtrak Signals and Communications Under New Maintenance Contract

Burns is proud to serve as Amtrak’s engineering partner for on-call maintenance of wayside communications and signals systems along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), one of the busiest, most complex and economically vital transportation systems in the world. In December, Amtrak selected a Burns-led team to provide supplemental wayside communications and signal engineering services, complementing the… Read More

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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, 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… Read More

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Tamara Nicholson Named to Mass Transit’s 40 under 40 List of 2020  

Tamara Nicholson, PMP, was named one of Mass Transit’s 40 under 40 of 2020! This award is an annual recognition noting outstanding individuals under the age of 40 making a difference in the public transit industry. This year, Mass Transit received a record number of nominations from individuals whose contributions have shown a capacity for… Read More

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Burns Engineering Expands Strategic Operations in Washington, D.C.

Burns today marks the expansion of our Mid-Atlantic operations with the official opening of the company’s Washington, D.C. strategic office. To more efficiently deliver specialized engineering services for critical infrastructure, rail, transit and aviation projects throughout the Washington Metro region, this new operation will further position Burns for rapid growth among new and existing municipal,… Read More

Burns Jumps 7 Spots in 2020 MEP Giants Ranking

Burns was recently ranked #33 on the 2020 MEP Giants list! This list is published annually by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) to highlight the nation’s top engineering firms ranked by mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), and fire protection design revenue. This ranking represents a 7-spot jump from last year’s spot at #40. CSE’s MEP Giants program… Read More


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