Delivering Rail Solutions

US Rail

Who We Are

Rail Infrastructure Contractor

Balfour Beatty specializes in construction and maintenance services for public and private railroad markets. We perform industry-leading construction and maintenance services including inspection, reporting, managing signal design and installation, construction and maintenance for light rail, heavy rail (including high-speed, commuter and freight) and multimodal.

We use our knowledge in constructing and maintaining transportation systems—as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure—to help clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities and countries. Our more than 500 US rail and transit professionals work with clients to construct their most challenging projects, enhance rail assets and put technology and safety programs into practice.

As a rail infrastructure contractor, Balfour Beatty focuses on projects that increase railroad connectivity across the nation. To do so, we perform industry-leading design, signal engineering, construction and maintenance from multiple project and office locations. This national focus enables us to expand our knowledge of multiple local markets and to mobilize quickly in the delivery of rail improvements.

Our clients are Class 1 and regional/short line railroads, industrial railroads, ports and rail transit authorities. At Balfour Beatty, our mission is clear: to be recognized as the preferred rail infrastructure provider across the country. We concentrate on delivering quality signal engineering, construction and maintenance services that are safe, sustainable, reliable and cost effective.

Mobilizing and Connecting

From starter streetcar lines and light rail extensions and complete commuter rail networks, we have the experience to identify and implement the right transit system. And with every project, we build on our reputation for technical excellence. We help our clients maximize value by enhancing transit corridors with smart and sustainable features. It’s all done in concert with our tailored approach that answers each client’s vision and goals.

Balfour Beatty finances, delivers and maintains highly complex infrastructure projects that not only shape communities but also help them thrive. Our project delivery methods include design-build, construction management/general contracting and public-private-partnerships.

Balfour Beatty’s role in the rapidly evolving global rail market is ever-increasing as our customers demand better, more cost-effective service and the need for rehabilitation of rail infrastructure increases.

From project conception and development to financing, construction and operations, Balfour Beatty responds creatively to customer needs. We provide innovative solutions to meet each client’s unique objectives. Our team of experts offer turn-key abilities including design and construction management, operations and maintenance and other vital services required to keep our nation’s rail lines safe and operational.


Balfour Beatty is the sole on-call installation service contract provider for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) to deliver communication and sign systems installation services for the Metrolink regional passenger rail system.

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LAX Automated People Mover

The Automated People Mover at LAX will play a key role in delivering a long-term and transformative transportation solution that eases traffic congestion, provides reliable access to airline terminals for passengers and employees and brings jobs and workforce development opportunities to the LA community.

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Mark Konchar

President, US Civils

Relentless Ally since 1999

Mark is a driving force for progress, leading US Civils operations with an unwavering commitment to excellence. As president, he manages projects that are essential for modern life: highways and bridges in aiding transportation; water infrastructure in guaranteeing access to clean resources; vital electrification systems in powering opportunities; and advanced rail networks in connecting people across America.

Since 1999, Mark has been instrumental in the success of Balfour Beatty. In his roles as Managing Director of US Rail Operations and prior positions across procurement and project delivery, he’s nurtured strong relationships with clients, partners and team members on renowned projects such as Los Angeles International Airport's Automated People Mover, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line Extension, Caltrain’s Electrification program and numerous Federal & Healthcare developments, including the Pentagon Memorial.

Mark is a true team player who demonstrates Balfour Beatty's people-first culture daily. He always applies an innovative approach to complex issues and excels at motivating others in his workplace and beyond. In addition, Mark contributes to advancing our professional development programs by leveraging his experience and passion for learning and serves as a Pillar Member of Bridges to Prosperity - one of the most renowned industry partners and a nonprofit international mission dedicated to building footbridges across the world.

With a bachelor's and doctorate degree in architectural engineering from Penn State University, Mark brings decades of experience to the table. He has been integral in research projects that have pushed industry standards forward and authoring several articles and reports like his co-authorship on "Selecting Project Delivery Systems" and “Change Your Space, Change Your Culture.”

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Balfour Beatty serves clients across the nation. Connect with us to learn how we can best serve your project needs.

Contact Details

Mark Konchar, President - U.S. Civils
(703) 297-9225