BNSF Uses UAVs to Safely and Efficiently Inspect Tracks

BNSF Railway was one of three companies selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to collaborate with the agency to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in beyond visual line-of-sight operations in rural areas as they inspect rail infrastructure. BNSF has already found the use of UAVs to provide major advantages—in 2015 when floods......

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Improving Public Safety with DamWatch

To improve public safety for those living below a dam, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has partnered with US Engineering Solutions Corporation to launch “DamWatch” a web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow, and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety. Through a......

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