Comprehensive Approach

Maser Consulting’s railway professionals have experience as former transit property and contractor employees with expertise in inspection, design, maintenance and construction of existing or new track structures. Our staff has acted as the owner’s representative in providing inspection services as well as construction phase services, including shop drawing review and responses to Requests for Information (RFIs).

Nationwide rail design services for a wide range of uses including:

  • Rail Alignment Design Studies
  • Design of Yards, Terminals & Complex Special Trackwork
  • Horizontal & Vertical Alignments
  • Development of Trackwork Standards, Details, & Specifications
  • Planning, Project & Program Development

Team Experience

Our team is experienced in roadbed stabilization and embankments; ballasted and open-deck (bridgetimber and dapping plans) track construction; and design of AREMA and customized special trackwork including:

  • Design of High Speed Tangential Turnout & Crossovers
  • Design of Direct Fixation, Embedded, Tunnel & Shop Track (Slab, Pit & Pedestal Type)
  • FTA New Starts Planning, MIS Studies, & NEPA Support
  • Program Management & PMO Reviews
  • Constructability & Value Engineering Reviews
  • Design Build & Alternative Delivery Methods
  • Systems & Technology Integration

Track Engineering

Maser Consulting’s track and civil engineers have the skills needed to plan and design a right-of-way that is compliant with project specific criteria and standards, AREMA recommendations and guidelines, and meets the environmental requirements of federal and state authorities.

Our rail staff has designed track and civil components for stations, maintenance facilities, layover facilities, yards and shops. We have worked with railroad valuation plans, track charts, and bridge, culvert and crossing lists to assist clients in evaluating, modifying or upgrading their system. We are also qualified to work with clients in the development and use of design criteria, directive drawings and standards, including standard specifications.

Our experience includes working for Class 1 railroads, regional and transit properties, and shortline railroads with trackwork design for:

  • Side Tracks
  • Mainline Tracks
  • Industry Tracks
  • Mainline Freight
  • Commuter High-Speed Tracks
  • Transit
  • Light Rail
  • Heavy Rail
  • Military & Port Facilities

Related Rail Services

In addition to rail engineering, Maser Consulting is a full-service engineering firm with multidiscipline capabilities under one roof which reduces the need to outsource specialized services and enables us to ensure that critical timelines and budgets are met. This includes rail and tunnel survey, geotechnical, environmental and planning services.

Security & Safety Certifications

  • TWIC
  • e-Verify
  • e-RAILSAFE
  • Roadway Worker Protection
  • OSHA10-Hour
  • OSHA 40-Hour
  • CPR/AED/First Aid