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Transportation :: 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 United States. Because 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, our professionals coordinate the resolution of issues while preparing detailed design documents that cover all aspects of civil, track, station, and surrounding area design. Then, during construction, DEA provides resident engineers, inspection, and construction phase design services. Our experience includes design-build, as well as traditional design-bid-build 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. DEA’s professionals address mobility, social, economic, and environmental issues in an integrated way to develop a range of creative solutions; compare alternatives; and work with 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.

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. DEA’s railroad professionals have the technical expertise to develop successful system-wide rail projects for both freight and passenger rail systems. DEA works 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. DEA’s 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.

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 so that client projects are completed within the client’s and the project’s specifications. DEA provides project monitoring, such as monitoring of work progress, budget, and compliance of completed work with approved project management plans.

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