“UNIMIN has enjoyed a long relationship with Via Rail, calling on their services at many of our facilities. I appreciate that they can provide a full range of services including right of way research, conceptual designs, assisting with regulatory needs as well as managing the project’s installation.”
Phil Maupin, Manager Project Engineering, UNIMIN
“Via Rail has consistently delivered high quality track work plans and specifications that exceeded our expectations. Their engineering team is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and eager to assist in the development of solutions that keep the project ahead of schedule and within the owner’s budget. I can testify without hesitation that Via Rail is the GOLD STANDARD for industrial track design!”
Jeffrey J. Koch, P.E., President / CEO, Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc.
“Eagle Materials recognizes that we cannot keep the type of technical resources in house that can provide the kind of expertise in rail design that Via Rail brings to the table. We consider Via Rail an extension of our engineering group when dealing with Rail Carriers to act in our interest. The knowledge and contacts Via Rail brings to the table benefits our negotiation and saves the expense of in time and money of redesigns to meet the rail standards as well as our business needs.”
Edward Williams, Senior Corporate Engineer, Eagle Materials, Inc.
“Via Rail is without a doubt the best rail design and engineering firm in the country. We feel we can bring any type of project to them, from storage yards to main line routes. They consistently come up with creative solutions to complex design challenges, and their operating knowledge and relationships with serving railroads really help drive project success.”
Graham Brisben, CEO, PLG Consulting
“I have found the Via Rail Logistics team to be extremely responsive and qualified on numerous projects related to rail. Ben, Dan, and their team are willing to jump in and produce quality advice and drawings for myself, my Rail Task Force Team and my clients. I recommend them highly.”
Terry Darrow, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.
“Via Rail has proven to be an exceptional partner on many rail projects. They are professional, understand the process, understand our needs, and are truly wonderful individuals to boot. It has been a pleasure in working with the Via Rail team, and we (myself and the IIW team) certainly look forward to working with them in the future.”
Geoffry Blandin, Vice President & Municipal Engineer, IIW, P.C.
“Via Rail has been an integral part in our pursuit, acquisition, and design of a new rail served ready mixed concrete plant. Their knowledge and industry relationships have made an almost impossible task a reality that will benefit our company for decades.”
David R. Davis, Division Operations Manager, Argos Ready Mix (South Central) Corp. – DFW
“Via Rail staff have provided valuable, timely, information and services to my brokerage clients on several projects over the past years. Via Rail not only provides fast answers; their experience and uncanny working relationships in the industry allow them to provide accurate alternatives, engineering, drawings and cost estimates. Their website illustrates some of the large projects Via Rail has successfully completed, but their timely responses on individual property issues like: site due diligence, rail service feasibility, reactivating existing rail spurs, and budget estimates, have allowed owners and buyers of many individual properties with insights that allow them to make informed business decisions. The Via Rail Team is a valuable resource on any rail related projects. They are comfortable operating in the short time windows often required in real estate transactions.”
Jeff Blake, SIOR, Senior Vice President, Paine Wetzel Associates, Chicago, IL
“Via Rail team offers tremendous services involving the development of rail served sites. Their knowledge of rail requirements and the necessary contacts within the rail industry result in quality work, on time, within budget, and meeting all of our client’s needs. I have and will continue recommending Via Rail for railroad engineering services.”
Daniel Sturm, PE, Project Manager, JEO Consulting Group, Inc.
Edward Palmer, Rail & Truck Procurement Director, Eastman Chemical Company
Via Rail Logistics has provided valuable design and consultation on many successful rail projects. They are professional and understand the track design and approval process quite well, including Class I requirements. We will continue to rely on Ben and his team for their expertise on future projects.”
Brian P. Sheehan, Vice President, CenterPoint Properties
Superior Silica Sands partnered with Via Rail to construct our 600-car railyard and transload facility in Barron County Wisconsin. Via Rail worked closely with SSS throughout the design, paying close attention to our specific needs for the rail layout and potential future expansion. The design drawings provided were highly detailed, allowing for ease of construction. SSS would consider Via Rail for future rail design and construction management projects.”
Sharon J. Masek PG, PH, Manager of Mine Planning & Industrial Relations, Superior Silica Sands