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Ryan Breier Named to Progressive Railroading Rising Stars of 2020 List

Ryan Breier was named one of Progressive Railroading’s (PR) Rising Stars of 2020! This award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the rail industry. This year, PR’s Rising Stars program received over 100 nominations from individuals who work for Class I, regionals, short lines, passenger railroads, transit… Read More

Burns Ranked in Top 300 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firm List

Burns Ranked in Top 300 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firm List

Burns was recently ranked #262 on the 2020 Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) – up over 25 spots from last year’s ranking. ENR’s Top Design Firms list ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. Burns has steadily climbed in the rankings since the… Read More

May ElKhattab Receives ACEC/MW Young Professional of the Year Award

May ElKhattab Receives ACEC/MW Young Professional of the Year Award

Burns takes great pride in congratulating May ElKhattab, PE, PMP, for receiving the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington (ACEC/MW) Young Professional of the Year Award! As a key project manager for our Washington, DC region, May has a proven track record of leading complex, design-build rail projects for our clients and improving… Read More

Andrei Edelman Joins Burns’ Communications & Signals Team

Burns is proud to welcome Andrei Edelman, PE, to the company as Chief Engineer – Communications & Signals. Andrei joins Burns’ Signals, Communications & Train Control group with over twenty years of rail industry experience in a variety of systems for light rail, heavy rail and subway lines. His specialized experience in traditional, profile, and… Read More

Ryan Breier promoted to Director of Signals, Communications & Train Control

We are excited to announce that Ryan Breier was recently promoted to Director of Signals, Communications & Train Control in Burns’ Railroad and Transit Group! Ryan is passionate about improving the safety of passenger railroad infrastructure. His technical expertise in the design, implementation and maintenance of railroad and transit signal and train control systems focuses… Read More

Ravi Singh Joins Burns as Director, Los Angeles Region

Burns is thrilled to welcome Ravi H. Singh as Director, Los Angeles Region. Ravi is an aviation expert with over 15 years of experience in infrastructure program management, emerging technology integration, and policy development. After 13 years in Washington, DC, Ravi spent the last two years in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach – home to more… Read More

Barbara Nemchek Joins Project Management Team in Burns’ NYC Office

Burns welcomes Barbara A. Nemchek, PE, PMP, as Project Manager in our midtown Manhattan office. Barbara has over 35 years of experience with aviation, transportation, commercial, military and municipal design and construction projects, and with a specialty in large critical infrastructure projects. Recently, Barbara’s design teams have successfully completed complex projects including passenger boarding bridge… Read More


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