Keeping You On Track
AMERICAN RAIL ENGINEERS (ARE) IS AN INDUSTRY LEADING PROVIDER OF BRIDGE MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY SERVICES TO PRIVATE RAILROADS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES.
Led by Dave Anderson, PE and his experienced team, ARE brings you decades of combined experience in rail engineering, bridge engineering, bridge inspections, load ratings and reports that meet FRA requirements.
ARE prides itself on professionalism and follow-through. Currently serving as the Railroad Bridge Engineer for several short-line railroads, we inspect and prepare load capacity ratings for over 2500 bridges annually. Our most recent projects include services for Watco Companies, who own and operate 30 railroads in 24 states; Progressive Rail in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri; Lake State Railway in Michigan; Northwestern Pacific Railroad in California; and Iowa Interstate Railroad.
What Differentiates Us From the Rest
ARE works independent from, or alongside construction companies, therefore we can assist railroads in obtaining the most competitive contractor pricing. Our thorough and objective approach means clients get the best service possible.
Additionally, we use customized inspection forms that are linked to ARE’s database and bridge rating programs to derive bridge ratings using Cooper E series live load per AREMA. These ratings are compared with client’s equipment (Cooper equivalents) to determine safe loadings. ARE’s procedures provide our clients with efficient and comprehensive FRA Bridge Safety Services.
OUR CONSISTENCY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL HELPS TO PROMOTE OVERALL RAILROAD DEPENDIBILITY AND SAFETY.