BRT was organized in 2005 by President Bridget Hodgson. After a number of successful projects and classes for such clients as Parsons-Brinckerhoff, NYS & W Railway, and New Jersey Transit, BRT incorporated in June 2007 in order to better serve its clients.
- Training & Education for Railways – with emphasis in maintenance of way, operations (transportation), and command & emergency management.
- Technical Report Writing & Editing as well as Spanish and Italian Translation Services.
- Systems Safety / System Security with a focus on incident avoidance on passenger railways.
- Maintenance of Way – Including training of first line supervisors, and training in regulatory requirements.
- Operations Analysis / Systems Integration & Assurance with special emphasis on the development of Operational Requirements, documents, and the management of the relationship between operational performance and systems design.
Overview of Selected Jobs
- Hudson Bergen Light Rail-Washington Group. “Bridge Inspector Training.” Developed Training & Qualification program for railway bridge inspectors. Taught classes, administered examinations and made recommendations for certification.
- New Jersey Transit. “THE Tunnel / Early Action Project Analysis.” Developed the concept for Empire Yard as an early action project. Completed operating analysis & defined the achievable increment in Trans-Hudson capacity. Also completed order of magnitude certification & schedule estimation. This was awarded directly to BRT services as a sole source contract.
- URS Corporation. “Proposal Writing Services.” Hired as a third party to research and develop material for light rail bids in major cities.
- NYS & W. “Bergen-Passaic Rail.” Performed Systems Assurance reviews of 30 % designs of a new start commuter rail service on an existing freight railroad.
- Washington Metro Area Transit Authority. “Professional Training and Education.” Developed and implemented course material and lesson plan for both “Situational Awareness Training” and “Managing Train Capacity” for WMATA staff.