At CTC, our mission is to develop innovative grade crossing safety and rail signal system solutions across North America for our freight, transit, and public agency partners in order to reduce collisions and save lives. This mission drives our company culture and shapes the way we do business with our partners in the rail and transit communities.
At the core of CTC are five values that guide the decisions our employees make every day. They define who we are, and these values are what our clients have come to expect from us:
- We believe in public safety, and the safety of our clients and employees comes first.
- We act with integrity in every situation.
- We encourage and celebrate innovation.
- We are accurate – lives depend on it.
- We provide quality services and products with the client’s best interests in mind.
The daily pursuit of these core values is evident in everything CTC does. We encourage our employees to solve complex engineering problems through creative thinking and to invest in their careers through continuing education opportunities and leadership development.
Providing our employees with the safest possible working environment is embedded in CTC’s company culture. Public safety, the safety of our clients and of employees comes first, which means we strive for zero injuries on a daily basis. To support our safety vision, we address two primary areas: rail safety and public safety.
CTC and our subcontractors strictly adhere to all guidelines set by the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) rule. All our employees, whether they are involved in design, inspection, construction, maintenance or repair work, undergo the appropriate training and certifications annually. Every worker is supplied with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) while on an active job site, including reflective gear and protective eyewear. Steel safety toed boots are required.
If an employee is conducting their work tasks on or near the track with the potential to foul track, then they follow the requirements of the host railroad including the adoption of their specific safety rules. A Job Briefing must occur before work begins and any worker fouls any track; the Job Briefing is complete only when each worker has acknowledged understanding of the On-Track Safety procedures and instructions. All field employees must satisfactorily complete the e-RAILSAFE program along with company-implemented quarterly safety training.
CTC performs an in-depth background investigation prior to hiring. The company also enforces a strict zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol and illegal substances, and every employee is subject to random drug testing per the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 49.
CTC recognizes that design and construction of highway-rail grade crossing signal systems can significantly affect safety for the traveling public. We design and construct signal systems that meet or exceed federal, state and local requirements. Additionally, we address pedestrian treatments at grade crossings in signal system design, when appropriate. This mitigates risk and cost-effectively addresses potential issues that could arise after construction.