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

Major Project Accomplishments

RCTC - Perris Valley Line


The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) will build a single-track commuter rail line from Riverside Downtown Station to South Perris, which will run primarily on a portion of the former San Jacinto Branch Line (SJBL) of the old Santa Fe Railroad (now BNSF), as an extension of the Metrolink 91 commuter rail service to Los Angeles–Union Station (LAUS).

After construction of the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Project, the passenger service will be operated by Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA/Metrolink). Operation of the passenger service, as well as dispatching of continuing freight service along the SJBL portion of the PVL, will be controlled by SCRRA pursuant to a Shared Use Agreement with the BNSF.

    Project Highlights

  • Designed all new CTC Train Control Systems which include 6 Control Points and 11 Intermediate Signal locations
  • Designed all new Railroad Crossing Warning Systems at 18 At-Grade Crossings
  • Designed all new Railroad Crossing Warning Systems at 18 At-Grade Crossings
  • Designed all new Train Control and Station Communications Systems at 6 Control Points and 4 Station locations
  • Coordinated with Civil Designers to achieve well integrated designs with other required project installations
  • Developed project specific specifications for required Train Control, Crossing Warning and Communications Systems
  • Developed cost estimates for all required RR systems

Upon start up, the Perris Valley Line Project will have four new stations. It will operate through three cities (Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris), bringing commuter rail service to major employment centers. The project will also provide communities such as Hemet, San Jacinto, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar and Temecula closer access to the Southern California commuter rail network.

RCTC recognizing that the goal of the future service was to become part of the SCRRA commuter lines sought to design and construct the line in accordance with the SCRRA standards including pedestrian and quiet zone treatments as well as advanced preemption requirements for seven intersections within the cities of Riverside and Perris. PRE staff is very well versed in SCRRA design standards which allowed for an expedited design schedule that included a complete new signal and communications infrastructure.

All proposed railroad systems for the Perris Valley Line conform to current SCRRA Standards; Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 (CFR49), Parts, 234, 235, and 236; applicable California Public Utility Commission General Orders, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and Federal Communication Commission rules and regulations.

Client Information



RCTC plans and implements transportation and transit improvements, assists local governments with money for local streets and roads, helps smooth the way for commuters and goods movement, and ensures that everyone has access to transportation.

RCTC is governed by a 34 member Commission that includes a mayor or council member from each of Riverside County’s cities, all five members of the Board of Supervisors, and a non-voting appointee of the Governor.

Today, in addition to Measure A revenues, RCTC also allocates state and federal transportation funds in Riverside County and plans and implements region-wide projects funded under the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF), a fee paid by new development to mitigate new transportation demands caused by growth.