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

LACMTA - Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2A


The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority), an independent agency was created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. The authority was created specifically to address the planning, designing and construction of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Gold Line from Los Angeles to Pasadena which was completed in 2003. Since then further extensions have been planned with the ultimate goal of reaching Ontario Airport in 2019. This project will address the 11.5 mile segment from Pasadena to Azusa.

The extension of the Gold Line will occupy a portion of previously abandoned Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) trackage now owned and operated by Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA). Within the project limits of Phase 2A there will be six at-grade crossings with movement on freight and light rail tracks. Each of these crossings will have improved Automatic Highway Warning Systems (AHWS) to further enhance the safety of the public. Design is also being implemented to improve upon the existing Automatic Block System present today.

    Project Highlights

  • Design-Build Contract.
  • Interfacing of freight and light rail crossing systems.
  • Working with Authority to meet railroad signal standards.

As part of the FTC team, PRE is providing preliminary through final design related to SCRRA freight trackage. PRE’s responsibilities include:

  • Freight crossing and wayside signal design
  • Interface of freight and light rail crossing systems
  • Shared exit gate systems between freight and light rail
  • Technical specifications per SCRRA standards
  • Preemption requirements
  • Construction phasing plans
  • Application program development
  • Support of in-service testing of freight signal system
  • Full signal system “as-built” drawings

Contract started first quarter 2012 and is expected to close out fourth quarter 2014.

Client Information



Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area. Metro is responsible for the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective transportation system for Los Angeles County.

Pacific Railway Enterprises, Inc. is a Metro Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)