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RailWorks Awarded Years-Long Ancillary Construction Contract for Port Authority of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Port Authority

New York, NY - RailWorks, North America’s leading rail infrastructure solutions provider, has been awarded an ancillary construction contract for the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC).

RailWorks’ Chicago-based Track Services division, has begun work on the PAAC light rail system, which runs 26 miles throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. The project’s scope includes track rehabilitation and construction consisting of rail, tie and ballast replacement, minor rail repairs, turnout and crossing panel replacement and other railroad work.  The three-year contract includes options for two one-year extensions.

RailWorks will utilize a local workforce from a previous project for the PAAC Project and has already begun engaging disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) to strengthen the bond between RailWorks, the PAAC, and the Pittsburgh community.

“RailWorks is proud to continue to serve the Pittsburgh community though the PAAC Project,” said Kevin Riddett, RailWorks President and CEO. “We look forward to not only strengthening the city’s rail network but expanding our operations to include local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to assist in the completion of the project.”

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is the 26th largest public transit agency in the U.S. Visit their website to learn more.

About RailWorks Corporation - Founded in 1998, RailWorks Corporation provides track construction, electrical systems construction, maintenance services, and products throughout the United States and Canada for major transit authorities, Class I, short-line railroads, and rail-served commercial and industrial companies. Trusted RailWorks brands include L.K. Comstock, PNR RailWorks, and NARSTCO. For more information, visit

About Bernhard Capital Partners - Bernhard Capital Partners is a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm established in 2013. Bernhard Capital Partners has deployed capital in three funds across five strategies, has approximately $2.5 billion of gross assets under management, and is ranked as one of Private Equity International’s 300 largest private equity firms worldwide. Bernhard Capital seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging its experience in acquiring, operating, and growing services and infrastructure businesses. Bernhard Capital Partners acquired RailWorks in 2021.