Join Burns for a conversation with utilities managing the transition to an electrified transportation system.

The nation’s utilities are laying the groundwork for the arrival of electric vehicles. As public transit agencies, fleet operators and individual car owners increasingly embrace electrified transportation options, utilities are working with customers large and small to add resilient and reliable power capacity. Utilities are also leading by example, transitioning internal fleets to electric vehicles…. Read More

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Nelson Long Joins Burns’ Healthcare Engineering Team

Burns builds upon our healthcare engineering expertise with the welcomed addition of Nelson Long, PE. Joining our Orlando office, Nelson brings 25 years of mechanical engineering experience within the healthcare sector. Previous projects span from in-patient facility upgrades to central energy plant renovations to construction of new hospital campuses. Nelson has established a strong reputation… Read More

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Burns Expands in the Southeast, Moves into Larger Orlando Office

Prompted by growth in demand for the company’s specialized healthcare and aviation services, Burns has relocated operations into a new, larger office in Downtown Orlando.  “We are excited to be part of  the economic growth of Central Florida and the Southeastern US region,” said Chief Executive Officer Matthew Burns. “Our larger Orlando office provides an ideal… Read More

Watch It Again: Mapping Out the Fleet Electrification Journey

Watch It Again: Mapping Out the Fleet Electrification Journey Webinar

On March 10, Burns hosted a lively discussion with some of the country’s leading visionaries in battery-electric vehicle solutions. Panelists shared advice on financial, logistical and operational challenges confronting fellow early adopters of fleet electrification technologies. A recording is now available to watch and share. Video: Mapping Out the Fleet Electrification Journey.  Special thanks to… Read More

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

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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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