Transit and Railroad

Transit Engineering

DEA’s nationally recognized transit team has completed hundreds of successful transit projects of all sizes and for a variety of clients throughout the U.S. As public transit serves the community, decisions must be made locally within a framework that balances local, state, and federal requirements with project needs. When a rail project is approved for preliminary design, DEA experts understand and address preliminary design issues relevant to the specific project and commit to the effort necessary to proceed. During final design, we coordinate issue resolution while preparing detailed design documents covering all aspects of civil, track, station, and surrounding area design. Then, during construction, we provide resident engineers, inspection, and construction phase design services. Our experience includes design-build, as well as traditional design-bid-build projects.

Transit Engineering Projects

Transit and Environmental Planning

DEA helps our clients meet the challenges of complex transit planning projects with a full range of in-house planning, conceptual design, environmental analysis, and public involvement expertise. Our professionals address mobility, social, economic, and environmental issues in an integrated way to develop a range of creative solutions; compare alternatives; and work with our clients, the public, and policy makers to identify the right solutions for each project. Our full-service planning capabilities are provided by experienced staff who have completed high-quality transit and environmental planning work that has resulted in successful constructed projects.

Transit and Environmental Planning Projects

Railroad Planning and Engineering

DEA provides our railroad clients with proven experience in planning, design and engineering, surveying, 3-D scanning, and construction oversight for a wide range of railroad projects. Our railroad professionals have the technical expertise to develop successful system-wide rail projects for both freight and passenger rail systems. We work directly with Class I railroads, short line railroads, industrial clients, ports, and public agencies to assist with the ongoing and ever-increasing demand to move freight, people, and cargo safely and more efficiently. Our in-house structural engineers, civil engineers, transportation planners and engineers, environmental specialists, and surveyors work together to develop cost-effective and constructible design solutions for our clients.

Railroad Planning and Engineering Projects

Program Management Oversight

DEA offers the services of highly seasoned professionals in numerous technical disciplines who act as an extension to client staff to provide project management oversight and program management services to ensure that client projects are completed within the client’s and project’s specifications. We provide project monitoring such as work progress, budget, and compliance of completed work with approved project management plans.

Program Management Oversight Projects

MAX I-205 LRT Extension

DEA was the lead designer for this $150 million design-build light rail extension project in Portland, Oregon.

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