Rail and Transit

Whether moving people or freight, future rail and transit solutions will be determined by energy prices, a shift toward urban living and growing environmental concerns. Michael Baker helps freight, authority and state Department of Transportation clients meet these modern challenges by providing services that address key industry issues such as state of good repair, capacity, safety, community livability, asset management and maintenance, planning and development for new projects and the promotion of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

We provide value by first understanding our clients’ needs, then working with them as a partner to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions that optimize their opportunities for success.

"Michael Baker is engaged in rail and transit engineering projects across the country for national, regional and local rail carriers and transit authorities. We are dedicated to enhancing the traveler and commuter experience by developing exceptional transportation centers, rail stations, freight right-of-way infrastructure and a host of rapid transit projects."

Ed La Guardia, P.E., Specialty Practice Lead for Passenger Rail and Transit

- Ed has 40 years of experience in railroad and transit engineering, including a nearly 30-year tenure at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)


Kirsten Bowen, P.E.

Specialty Practice Lead, Freight Rail


Ed La Guardia, P.E.

Specialty Practice Lead, Passenger Rail and Transit


Thought Leadership

Industry Insights on Rail & Transit

Creativity Leads to Iconic Facility

Interconnected Transportation Hubs

Transit-Oriented Revival

Visualizing What-Ifs

Designing an Iconic Gateway to Jacksonville

Stations With Style

Connecting Trains and Trucks




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