Safety is our number one core value. We are committed to delivering the safest and most reliable systems to our customers and the communities we serve. We work in a manner that respects the health, safety and welfare of everyone on the job and in the communities where we work, to ensure everyone gets home safe every day.


We believe that quality is the responsibility of the entire project team and we are committed to providing the necessary training, support, materials, and tools to consistently achieve excellence in quality.


The relationships we build with our customers are fundamental to everything we do. We have a proven track record of exceeding client expectations by committing ourselves to excellence to ensure the highest possible standards of service.


Project success not only depends on the company but on the people within the company. Our team provides unparalleled expertise in the transportation industry. This expertise ensures the systems we work on meet or exceed customers’ expectations.


We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities in which we work, where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to the job. Our commitment to inclusion encompasses ethnicity, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.

Modern Railway Systems

We are a recognized leader in delivering turnkey projects, including, signaling, traction electrification, communications, security, and SCADA in the transportation industry from conceptual design through certification of installed systems. We offer full project management and systems integration services which are coupled with collaborative and solutions-oriented approaches to complete projects on budget and on time.

Our team has extensive experience in project management, design, procurement, construction, testing and integration for, train control, traffic control software, power distribution, and traction electrification systems. We provide design, furnish, integration, installation, and testing and commissioning of all critical communications systems, which guarantees we deliver our customers with the best in knowledge and industry experience.

We are at the forefront of the industry when it comes to the design and implementation of positive train control (PTC) solutions. We have installed PTC systems on more than 280 miles of commuter rail lines throughout the nation. Complies with FRA CFR 49 Parts 234 and 236. In addition, we were the first to successfully implement the FRA PTC-Type Approval for Enhanced-Automatic Train Control in the United States. We have also designed a robust traffic control and scheduling software suite called Track Driver eXtra (TDX) specifically created for freight and transit applications.

We work as a cohesive team with our customers, their representatives, and other contractors involved in our projects. This approach has led to successful implementation and maintenance of systems projects for light rail, commuter rail, streetcar, and Class 1 railroads across the United States and Canada. Our history and experience with the design, implementation, testing and systems integration of train control, traction electrification, communications, and other systems projects highlights our ability to provide a completely integrated project.

Stacy and Witbeck is the parent company of Modern Railway Systems and Modern Manufacturing and specializes in construction and management services on complex heavy civil projects.


Modern Manufacturing is a custom manufacturer of precision metal fabrications, specializing in railroad equipment. Modern Manufacturing is the exclusive supplier to many Class 1 railroads and transit system owners in North America.














Modern Railway Systems' predecessor company, Rail Systems Solutions, is established in 2001 offering safe and effective signaling solutions.

San Francisco street car comes up over a steep hill.

Our team implements TDX on Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner North commuter rail line. Since this first implementation, TDX has been integrated and implemented for multiple clients in the transportation market.

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) awards and implements TDX on its FrontRunner North commuter rail line. Since this first implementation, TDX has been integrated and implemented on all UTA's commuter and light rail systems.

Rail Systems Solutions is acquired by Stacy and Witbeck becoming Modern Railway Systems.

The blue Portland Street car passes through a Portland street.

Modern Railway Systems expands to Washington with Sound Transit's University Link light rail project and continues our strong relationship with Utah Transit Authority, winning our first streetcar project.

This year brings many new wins to the team, including major projects in Northern California, Michigan, Colorado, Texas, and in Canada.

We begin work on our first Positive Train Control (PTC) project for TriMet in Oregon, being the first to have successfully implemented Enhanced-Automatic Train Control in the United States.

We are awarded the Mid-Coast Corridor Project in San Diego and Modern Manufacturing joins the team, a custom manufacturer specializing in precision metal fabrications for railroads and transportation systems across North America.

We are awarded our first electrification project for Caltrain and expand into Arizona on a light rail project for Valley Metro.

We expand our presence in Texas, winning the Capital Metro PTC project. Modern Railway Systems acquires an industry leading communications provider, establishing Modern Communications Systems.

We continue to grow our success winning the Brightline Zone 3 Project in Florida and new projects for Amtrak, SMART, RTD, Valley Metro, and Utah Transit Authority.

We expand our presence in the northwest with Sound Transit’s Downtown Redmond Link Extension and Federal Way Extensions projects and TriMet’s Steel Bridge Signals and Communications project.

Our team integrates all operations under the Modern Railway Systems name to provide a complete systems services company across the transportation industry.

Our team integrates all operations under the Modern Railway Systems name to provide a complete systems services company across the transit and rail industry.

Modern Railway Systems celebrates 10 years. Thank you for growing with us as we ensure the safety of transportation systems throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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