American Rail Engineers Corp. (ARE), based in Irvine, California, recently acquired a New Hampshire drone services company, Media Wing, LLC (Media Wing), to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping and data analytics and enhance ARE’s remote sensing and data processing capabilities. ARE is a bridge management and safety services business for private railroads and public transportation authorities. ARE hopes to expand its engineering and software development by using Media Wing’s advanced data collection and video production skills and tools. These two companies together will allow ARE to add value to the deliverables it provides to its clients by allowing for more data collection, better image analysis, GIS modeling and video-rendering. This is yet another example of how drones are finding their way into all types of industry and now, more than ever, our nation’s infrastructure.