Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc. (PRE), A Woman Owned Corporation specializing in Railroad System Design and Consulting has been in operations since May 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.

  • A Woman Owned Corporation specializing in Railroad Signal Design and Consulting
  • Certified Small Business - CA No. 36200
  • California DBE, NAICS Codes 541330, 541340, 541512
  • Washington DBE - No. D2F0024183
  • Texas DBE/WBE - CIN #WFDB91595N0119
  • Oregon DBE/WBE - No. #8559
  • New Mexico DBE - No. 18-02-630
  • Utah DBE
  • Florida DBE
  • Massachusetts DBE


When Opportunity Knocks, PRE Answers!

Date: November, 2019

When Opportunity Knocks, PRE Answers! When Opportunity Knocks, PRE Answers!

In 2019, Jennifer Purcell received a nomination from Ms. Elaine Richardson, Director of Diversity and Equity at SANDAG, to participate in ICCC’s San Diego cohort. Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a tuition free executive leadership training program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners in under-resourced communities build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. ICCC is uniquely designed to provide three critical elements for sustainable growth.

  • Capacity building education
  • One on one coaching
  • Connections to capital and capital providers

The program included a 2-day San Diego onsite seminar in May, webinar participation, one-on-one coaching, and a National Conference in November. Jennifer Purcell, Sharlene Hernandez, and Melissa Hirsch got a chance to travel to Boston for the National Conference using 100% public transit. The conference reception even included an evening tour of Fenway Park!

This opportunity came at a time when PRE was executing a 20% growth plan. The ICCC program reinforced Jennifer’s commitment to PRE’s summer/year-round internship program, hiring 4 interns from local universities for the Summer of 2019.

PRE’s Joint Venture Adventure, All Aboard for 2028!

Date: April, 2018

PRE’s Joint Venture Adventure, All Aboard for 2028!

PRE is gearing up to help LA Metro and Mayor Eric Garcetti implement the Twenty-Eight by ’28 plan. This ambitious plan will complete and accelerate 28 transportation projects before the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in the Los Angeles area. The Olympics provides a visible milestone on the world stage for several Measure M funded projects.

The timing for this initiative could not be better. PRE recently participated in its first Joint Venture with LTK Engineering Services and fellow DBE firms NBA Engineering, Inc and Ramos Consulting Services, Inc. to form SECOTrans. The purpose of this Joint Venture was to compete for Metro’s Systems Engineering and Support Services Contract. This strategic contract aims to focus a large but specialized team to implement systems engineering across large scale concurrent projects in a consistent manner. The Contract is for a term of 7 years with 3 one-year options – a perfect alignment with 2028! The LA Metro board awarded SECOTrans this contract on April 26, 2018.

PRE’s President and CEO, Jennifer Purcell stated, “This contract is an amazing opportunity for PRE to play a significant role in shaping LA transportation. LA Metro’s program for small and disadvantaged businesses made our participation on this large contract a reality. We thank LTK Engineering Services for partnering with PRE in a mentorship role for our first Joint Venture experience. Our train control and communications staff are proud to contribute their talents to projects that will keep our region moving. We are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work!”

City of Riverside Walk to End Homelessness 2017

Date: April, 2017

City of Riverside Walk to end Homlessness 2017

On Saturday, April 8th 12 of PRE’s employees, 2 spouses, 3 children and 3 lucky dogs participated in the fourth annual Walk to End Homelessness in historic Fairmount Park. The goal of this charity walk is to raise awareness of wellness programs offered in the city, to provide individuals and families the necessary items needed to transition into permanent housing, obtain employment and improve lives. With the 373 participating walkers $37,746.00 was raised and will be used to directly assist the homeless population. PRE is proud to support the Walk to End Homelessness, if you would like more information here are some links.

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These links list the shelters and programs that Riverside has implemented in their plan:

2016, A Year of Renewal!

Date: Jan, 2017


Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc. (PRE) had a busy year pursuing contract renewals with many of our long term clients. This gave our team a chance to trade in boots for suits and showcase our accomplishments, demonstrating just how PRE contributes as a high value DBE firm. At the end of the year, as a result of our hard work, the scorecard looked great!

  • SCRRA: PRE was proud to be ranked #1 amongst the responsive firms for this contract. This honor was earned by our highly experienced team who has worked many years on SCRRA property. PRE was awarded a 5-year, $25 million dollar contract to perform PTC Communications and Signal On-Call Services.
  • NCTD: PRE was selected as the sole firm to provide On-Call Signal Engineering. PRE was awarded a 7-year, $5 million dollar contract to continue our decade long relationship with NCTD, providing designs for their Coaster and Sprinter service.
  • SANDAG: PRE competed in the small contracts category to provide On-Call Engineering and Architecture Design Services. PRE was awarded a 5-year, $4 million dollar contract with a diverse team that included 3 DBE firms and 2 SBE firms. Our theme during the presentation was “Small, but Mighty!”
  • MTS: PRE was selected to provide On-Call Engineering and Architecture Design Services for MTS. PRE will have 5 years to compete for $15 million dollars in MTS Engineering projects. PRE is excited to serve MTS during an exciting period of trolley renewal and service expansion projects.

PRE’s President, Jennifer Purcell stated “I am thrilled to see our clients reinforce their confidence in PRE by awarding these contracts. At PRE, we begin each day with a renewed sense that we must earn our clients’ business by providing them with outstanding technical leadership. These accomplishments are directly attributed to our talented members of the PRE team, and the difference they make for our clients.”

WTS San Diego Chapter Rountable

Date: August, 2016


On Thursday, August 25th, the WTS San Diego County Chapter held a Women Business Owners' Roundtable Discussion. This roundtable discussion aimed to provide unprecedented access to women business owners within our industry and unique opportunities to network that benefit our members.

The roundtable discussion addressed a wealth of information regarding business ownership ranging from overcoming obstacles to assembling your team to work-life balance. Our panel of business owners explored how women can build their companies and leverage them for success.

Special thanks to our presenters and moderator, who committed time and expertise at this event.

  • Jennifer Purcell - President/CEO of Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc.
  • Teresa Wilkinson - Principal/Owner of TTG Environmental & Associates
  • Holly Rockwell - President of Epic Land Solutions, Inc.
  • Tamara Badkerhanian-Ganev - President/CEO BSE Engineering, Inc.
  • Patricia McColl - Group Director of Rail at HNTB Corporation
  • Marilyn Duffey - CEO of The Duffey Company

Back to school time is coming! 2016

Date: August, 2016

Back to school time is coming! PRE employees have generously donated school supplies to families supported through Riverside’s Ending Homelessness Program. Through these donations, we were able to assemble backpacks filled with school supplies for 16 children. We hope these back to school supplies generate hope and excitement in the children for school and learning. Enabling education is one powerful way to make a difference in our local community. Perhaps we will inspire them to consider the transportation industry as a future career!

City of Riverside Walk to End Homelessness 2016

Date: April, 2016

On April 2nd, 2016, several PRE employees participated in Riverside's Walk to End Homelessness at nearby Fairmount Park. This annual event supports our community's local homeless and veterans. PRE's main office, located in downtown Riverside, reminds us that we can all play a role in combating homelessness. PRE employees, family members and even a few pets showed up early on a beautiful day to enjoy the two mile walk in the sunshine. The morning was full of smiles, dancing to the deejay music and positive energy from the collective group with this important mission of caring for others. PRE knows that we are a powerful group when working, playing and serving our community together.

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In June of 2015, Riverside Mayor Rusty Baily accepted a nationwide effort to end veteran homelessness in Riverside. The goal was to permanently house 86 homeless veterans that had been identified by name by December 31, 2015. These identified veterans were living on the streets, parks, shelters, vehicles and other places not meant for human habitation. Many of these veterans were suffering from physical disabilities, mental illnesses, substance abuse disorders and lack of social infrastructure. Through collaborative efforts with community partners such as the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside, Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Social Service, U.S. Vets and Lighthouse, permanent housing interventions were provided for 89 homeless veterans by December 31, 2015. Through community collaboration, each of us can find a way to show our gratitude and give back to those men and women who proudly served us. In doing so, we can help ensure that Veterans have a safe place to permanently call home. As of April 2016, the program has been able to permanently house 125 veterans! In addition, the program houses the chronically homeless and families.