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Company Profile

RSE is a multi-disciplinary firm providing professional services mainly to rail transit clients. RSE encompasses a broad range of experience in engineering, design, planning, surveying, and construction services. RSE and its staff have provided a wide range of services to a number of rail transit agencies, railroad companies, and transportation authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. The current major rail transit clients include Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB – Caltrain), Santa Clara County Transportation Authority (VTA), BART, Southern California Regional Railroad Authority (SCRRA – Metrolink), and Riverside County Transportation Authority (RCTC).

RSE is a minority owned Disadvantage Business Entity (DBE) with the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP). RSE is also a Small Business Entity registered with all major transit authorities including Caltrains, VTA, PCJPB, BART, LA Metro, RCTC, and SCRRA.

Partnering with Clients

RSE has grown with its customer needs and has been able to provide services that address highly personalized requests at a moment’s notice. Our focus on every project is to create a partnership with our clients and address their needs with the best solutions. Our managers and key personnel are involved in day-to-day activities of the company and have first-hand knowledge of the projects. They provide timely decisions in order to keep projects moving forward, on schedule and budget. This personalized approach has grown into our culture and has been the main reason behind our success.

Commitment to Quality

RSE has an established quality assurance and quality control system which is applied in our day-to-day quality reviews on all projects, small to large. RSE commitment to quality is at the heart of the company and is at the root of our clients’ satisfaction. We constantly review and monitor our quality goals by:

• Providing on-going staff training
• Understanding clients’ requirements and standards
• Seeking methods to increase work performance leading to clients’ satisfaction
• Performing services in a cost-effective manner
• Continually improving ways to efficiently deliver projects.


Surveying / Construction


International Seminar on High-Speed Technologies on Railway Systems

At UC Berkeley (direction)
Sponsored by RSE

April 2017

Early Train Operator of the California High-Speed Rail System

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5 International Teams are shortlisted, in alphabetical order as follows:
* China HSR ETO Consortium
* DB International USA
* FS First Rail Group
* Renfe
* Stagecoach Group plc

RFQ Info
April 28, 2017

South San Francisco Caltrain Station Improvement Project

Image source: Caltrain Website
Caltrain, in coordination with the City of South San Francisco, is preparing to replace the existing South San Francisco Station with a new center boarding platform connecting to a pedestrian underpass.

Project Info
From June 2017

Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Jose, is preparing to replace the railroad bridge crossing at Los Gatos Creek in San Jose.
Image source: Caltrain Website

Project Info
June, 23, 2017

High-Speed Technologies on Railways Systems

International Seminar on High-Speed Technologies on Railways Systems
March 2016
at California State University in Bakersfield
HST Bakersfield2 HST Bakersfield2

HST Seminar Brochure

CHSRA finds California Rail Builders as the apparent best value

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has identified California Rail Builders as the apparent best value proposer for the design-build services contract for Construction Package 4, the next segment of construction through the counties of Tulare and Kern and the cities of Wasco and Shafter.



Caltrain: San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project

RSE was the primary firm to design the four rail bridges in the northern part of San Mateo at Tilton Avenue, Monte Diablo Avenue, Santa Inez Avenue, and Poplar Avenue. These four bridges were built in 1903 and did not meet current Federal and State seismic safety standards. Caltrain is launching a bridge replacement project to bring these bridges up to current standards, and will span a half-mile along the Caltrain right-of-way from Tilton Avenue to Poplar Avenue.
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