LTK entered the rail transportation field in 1935 designing the vehicles, traction power substations and signal system for the Delaware River Port Authority rapid transit line between Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.

Today, LTK is the only North American consultant that specializes solely in rail vehicle and systems engineering in the Passenger Rail Transportation Industry.

The firm is actively involved in most of the major and innovative rail transit projects in the U.S. – from New York City Transit’s new subway car procurements to Portland’s new Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) and modern streetcars.

Current assignments includes the full range of services in this specialized market, and all phases of project development, from preliminary planning, to vehicle procurement, through revenue operation and maintenance planning and analysis. Our staff of engineering specialists’ expertise includes rolling stock, traction electrification, signaling and communication systems, fare collection equipment, yard and maintenance (shop) facilities.

With a staff of nearly 284, including more than 195 rail system specialists, LTK is headquartered in Ambler PA and operates 14 regional offices, as well as, several on-site project locations throughout the U.S.

LTK’s clients include:

  • Public Transportation Operators
  • State Departments of Transportation
  • Municipal, State, Regional, & Federal Organizations
  • Railroads
  • Regional Planning Organizations