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

CCDC - San Diego Quiet Zone


The project includes various safety enhancements in the vicinity of 13 highway grade crossings to establish a Quiet Zone in accordance with Federal Railroad Administration rules and regulations. Upon completion of the project locomotives will no longer routinely sound horns within the limits of the quiet zone.

Quiet zone improvements consist of various roadway safety enhancements including, but not limited to the installation of median barriers, additional traffic signals, and pedestrian treatments. In addition, the project required the installation of exit gates with vehicle detection systems (4-quad gate systems), new highway and pedestrian warning devices, and constant warning time devices.

The project stakeholders include the city of San Diego, North County Transit District (NCTD), Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and the BNSF Railway Company. The Quiet Zone limits will extend from Laurel Street on the north to Fifth Avenue on the south. MTS and NCTD operate over the crossings north of Broadway and MTS and BNSF operate over the crossings from G Street to Fifth Avenue.

    Project Highlights

  • Project requiring the cooperation of three rail operators/owners.
  • Construction in an urban setting with numerous utility conflicts.
  • Worked closely with stakeholders to ensure the systems and operations concerns were addressed to satisfaction of all parties.

During the design phase of the project coordination between the stakeholders was of primary importance. Pacific Railway Enterprises’ (PRE) relationship with the railroad and transit operators made this effort easier. PRE was aware of each entity’s standards and operational requirements. PRE staff members have been involved with a majority of the rail improvement projects along this corridor since the late 1980’s.

Presently the project is under construction and PRE is providing technical and construction inspection services to NCTD and CCDC. Although the Contractor has extensive experience with traffic signal projects in the city of San Diego, this is their first venture that includes railroad signaling and highway grade crossing warning systems. PRE’s construction support staff has been assisting the contractor with every work plan in an attempt to keep the project on schedule and within budget. PRE’s ultimate mission is to ensure each project is successful and completed on schedule and within budget.

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CCDC is the public, non-profit corporation created by the City of San Diego to staff and implement Downtown redevelopment projects and programs. Formed in 1975, the corporation serves on behalf of the San Diego Redevelopment Agency as the catalyst for public-private partnerships to facilitate redevelopment projects adopted pursuant to redevelopment law. Through an operating agreement, CCDC is the Agency's representative in the development of retail, residential, office, hotel, cultural and educational projects and public improvement projects. Each of CCDC's nine-member board of directors is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to three year terms.

The mission of the Centre City Development Corporation is to act on behalf of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego to create a 24?hour livable downtown community by eliminating blight, providing affordable housing, improving the public realm, facilitating public and private developments, stimulating economic development and creating jobs.

Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) remains a public, nonprofit corporation working on behalf of the City of San Diego to oversee downtown San Diego’s planning and permitting functions and to manage the downtown community parking district. Any information on this website pertaining to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego is maintained solely for historical purposes.