Comprehensive Transit and Rail Solutions

Providing Safe, Efficient, and Reliable Movement of Passengers and Goods

Transit and rail operators bear great responsibility in moving people and goods safely and efficiently. Many are facing challenges as the industry seeks to recover ridership and strives to make the best use of public and private investment to maintain a State of Good Repair today. They are also being tasked with increasing throughput in the future to best serve our city centers and North American recovery and growth.

Modern transit and rail operators will increasingly look to technology-driven, efficient, and innovative solutions for connectivity and more sustainable, equitable movements across rail and transit infrastructure. Gannett Fleming will work alongside you to achieve these critical goals.

Positioning You for the Next Century of Solutions

With more than a century of experience, we offer a wealth of planning, engineering and design services on transit and rail projects. With a focus on continuous quality improvement, Gannett Fleming’s services include the planning, design, construction and operations support for a wide range of public transportation, transit, and rail modes, including:

  • Commuter and passenger rail systems.
  • Light and heavy rail.
  • Intercity passenger rail service.
  • Freight rail.
  • Bus and bus rapid transit systems.
  • Streetcars and trolleys.
  • Automated people movers.
  • and more.

We provide thought leadership in:

  • Track.
  • Signals/train control.
  • Communications.
  • Power generation and distribution.
  • Grade crossings and quiet zones.
  • Stations.
  • Maintenance facilities.
  • Fleet conversions.
  • Rail operation simulations.
  • Operations and maintenance.

We provide these services on current rail electrification programs as well as electric bus and other electric mobility transportation systems.

Our primary focus on every project is our client. We meet your needs through understanding operations and maintenance to provide innovative, sustainable, and equitable engineering practices. We serve in the best interests of our clients, helping navigate safety, funding, and federal requirements, such as through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Our clients value the expertise and responsive attention we bring, which is why we are a strong partner and invested in making your vision become reality.

Clients We Serve


High-speed, intercity, and commuter rail systems connect people to places. Whether they’re commuters or interstate travelers, passenger rail needs safe, reliable, and time and energy-efficient alternate modes of travel. Increased infrastructure opportunities need talented and experienced leadership to maneuver complex transit systems through many hurdles. We provide this excellence and delivery every day alongside you, our clients.


Today’s communities require functional public transportation systems that connect people and places in an ever-connected world. Localities need leading-edge transportation solutions that improve mobility and minimize impacts to the environment. Gannett Fleming helps propel communities forward with transit systems that respond to ridership needs and create a safe, elevated, and equitable user experience that reduces the carbon footprint.


Modern freight rail infrastructure is critical to our economy and the health and vitality of our communities. Whether moving consumer products long distance or transporting critical agriculture and energy supplies, reliable rail networks are essential to daily life. Our freight rail clients want consultants like us to deliver value and help maintain and increase revenue opportunities.

Priorities in Project Delivery


In all we do, we keep safety as our number one priority. Our talented professionals are trained in current safety procedures and follow Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railroad Administration guidance to make sure we provide safe environments for workers and communities.


We have extensive budget and regulatory compliance experience in:

  • Rail.
  • Transit and bus systems.
  • Facilities.
  • Civil and structural infrastructure.

With this experience, we apply engineering expertise with emerging technology to achieve your goals. We do this while facilitating cost effective budget control and timely project completion. We navigate complex regulatory processes and changing funding requirements while providing the following to transit agencies:

  • Planning.
  • Design.
  • Engineering.
  • Management services.


Clients benefit from our ability to stay at the forefront of innovative solutions that provide efficient and on-time operations. We drive solutions to the practical problems of:

  • Design.
  • Construction.
  • Installation.
  • Commissioning.
  • Operation.
  • Maintenance.

We achieve this by continuously adding new and vital technologies, like our use of:

  • LiDAR.
  • Building and Project Information Modeling (BIM and PIM).
  • Our TAROS suite of operations simulation and load flow modeling software.


  • Bus.
  • Bus rapid transit.
  • Communications.
  • Control centers.
  • Electric bus.
  • Grade crossings/quiet zones.
  • Intermodal facilities.
  • Maintenance facilities.
  • Operations simulation & TAROS.
  • Overhead contact systems.
  • Security & safety.
  • Signal/train control.
  • Stations.
  • Structures & bridges.
  • Systems Assurance and Requirements management.
  • Track & right-of-way.
  • Traction power & load flow modeling.
  • Tunnels.


Are you looking for a reliable, collaborative partner? Do you have a planning, design, or construction challenge? We want to hear from you.

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