About Us

About Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc.

Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc. (commonly referred to as P.R.E., pre, and sometimes PACRAIL), in operations since 1994, provides an array of services to our clients. PRE's staff have amassed an impressive accumulation of railroad communications and signal expertise in the areas of railroad freight, light rail, commuter and transit signal design, inspection, construction management and maintenance services. PRE was formed to provide signal and train control design and inspections services for railroads and agencies located in the state of California.

PRE's headquarters are located in downtown Riverside within driving distance to the clients we initially focused on. PRE's combined facilities amount to approximately 12,500 square footage.

PRE is a DBE/SBE firm with a staff of experienced Transit and Rail professionals who have demonstrated exceptional expertise in signal and communications systems. PRE provides design and inspection services to transit agencies, light and heavy rail, commuter railroads, and Class 1 railroads, including but not limited to:

  • Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA)
  • Amtrak
  • BNSF Railway
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
  • Mid-Region Council of Government (New Mexico Rail Runner)
  • North County Transit District (Coaster / Sprinter)
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
  • San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA Metrolink)

PRE is in constant contact with current and future clients throughout the industry. We are continually seeking out the best, most up to date methods to provide our clients with the services they require. PRE looks down the road at their "future" projects to assist them in identifying different skill sets and disciplines that will help them reach their goals. PRE's goal is to be "in-touch" with the rail industry and constantly seek out better means to provide optimal service to our clients. In the past, PRE has provided our clients with the following rail based signal system services:

  • Signal and Train Control Design, Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E)
  • Third Party Design Reviews
  • New product review and recommendations
  • Client representative for factory testing
  • Vital processor software development and simulation
  • Material procurement and cost estimating
  • Long and short term planning support
  • Construction oversight/inspection
  • Design support during construction
  • Contractor claims and change order reviews
    On-Call Services that include:
    • On-site technical assistance
    • Field inspection and testing
    • Installation verification
    • Field surveys
    • Accident / incident reports
    • Commissioning of new systems, cutover support, cutover direction/management

PRE utilizes current technology and services to ensure data is secure and readily available to users, in order to produce the highest level of professional output.

PRE was one of the first engineering consultants to identify the need early on to provide our clients a method and means to look inside the "black box" and assure them they were receiving designs of the highest quality possible. To accomplish this, PRE invested in simulator software which we utilized to bench test safety critical application logic utilized in microprocessor based interlocking systems. To take this a step further, PRE invested in the purchase of actual microprocessor hardware which is used to verify that the software produces the intended results. This allows PRE to perform factory like testing allowing us to verify that the safety critical software code applications are correct and ready to enter revenue services.

Our Services

  • Commuter Rail
  • Light Rail Transit
  • High Speed Inner City
  • Class One Freight Rail
  • Short Line and Port Rail
  • Positive Train Control
  • Vital Signal Programming Code
  • Software Configuration Compliance
  • Rack Pre-Testing
  • Software Code Simulation
  • Control Center Non-Vital Code
  • In-Services and Commissioning Tests
  • Positive Train Control (Wireless Systems)
  • GPS Systems
  • Fiber Optic Cable Networks
  • Copper Wire Based PBX Networks
  • Microwave
  • Automatic Highway Warning Systems
  • Diagnostics Team Reviews
  • Safety Audits
  • Quiet Zone Treatments and Mitigation
  • Equipment Layout
  • Commissioning
  • Design-Build
  • Design Support During Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Supervision
  • Field Inspection
  • Change Order Reviews
  • Standards Development
  • QA/QC Compliance Checks
  • Field Surveys
  • As-Built Drawings
  • Off-Site File Security and Back Ups

Our Certifications

  • California - DBE CUCP #42273, SBE #36200, Metro File #5722
  • Florida - DBE
  • Illinois - DBE
  • Arizona - DBE, UTRACS Number: 21552
  • New Mexico - DBE #18-02-630
  • Nevada - DBE #NV20081650NUCP
  • Massachusetts - DBE
  • Texas - DBE #CIN #WFDB91595N0119, SBE #WFSB67219N0623, WBE #WFWB08223N0623
  • Oregon - DBE #8559, WBE #8559
  • Washington - DBE #D2F0024183
  • Utah - DBE
  • Approved NAICS Codes - 541330, 541340, 541512
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