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Technical Excellence Blog Entries

Meet Rob Fritz, Biologist - A discussion on Critical Areas Mitigation and Compliance as it relates to rail.

Rebekah: Rob, tell me about your background related to rail and the projects you’ve worked on where critical areas - wetlands, steep slopes, or habitat required special monitoring? Rob: I have been working on rail-related issues since 1992 when the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe hired me as a Water Quality Specialist/Fisheries Biologist. One of my jobs was to document impacts from railway operations on…

Meet Mark Holt, CCM - A discussion on Inspection (including Track Inspection)

Rebekah:  Mark, tell me about your background related to rail and the projects you’ve worked on for construction and track inspection? Mark:   I was the lead contractor quality control inspector for underground, at grade, and elevated guideway rail installation for the Sound Transit N180 University of Washington to Northgate segment, including floating slabs within the tunnel portion. I monitored…

Meet Darin Stephens, PE. -A discussion on Early Utility and Earthwork Coordination as it relates to rail.

Rebekah:  Darin, tell me about your background related to rail, and the projects you’ve worked on that are considered heavy civil and are either mega-bridge or rail projects? Darin:   My background in rail-related projects extends to 2009, beginning with the Airport Over Albro bridge retrofit. The seismic reinforcement of the bridge over the rail lines involved extensive coordination with BNSF…

Red Barn Expanding Rail Construction Management Services to Los Angeles and Orlando

On your marks, get set, RAIL! As they relate to the public, railways are dependable means of going from home to work, jobs, and schools. They must stay on schedule and be affordable for the people. When I went to Stanford for a conference, I purposely did not rent a car and spent the time getting to know the airport transportation system and connecting to the rail to get to Palo Alto. I traveled…