The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) has selected railroad asset management technology development company TekTracking LLC to supply its TIMPS (Track Inspection, Maintenance, Planning and Scheduling Software) system to manage track inspection, maintenance and scheduling activities.
TIMPS “revolutionizes all aspects of track maintenance,” the company said. “It augments the railroad’s current track and roadbed inspection process while providing digitized inspection and maintenance reports to support failure trend analysis analytics. TIMPS accelerates the manual processes and adds to the efficiency, worker safety and accuracy of track maintenance while ensuring all inspections occur per the frequency prescribed by the railroad and FRA Part 213 requirements.”
“We are thrilled to be selected by the team at BRC,” said TekTracking CEO Gregory Fogarty. “This new system will allow the railroad to manage the complete workflow from issue generation to work orders and remediation. TIMPS is just one in a series of mobile tools that we have released for Railroad Asset Management, and we are excited that the industry is headed in this direction.”
TekTracking is an Asset Management Technology Provider servicing passenger and freight rail operators throughout North America. “Our products and solutions address asset management issues universally faced by railway operators,” the company notes. “Through strategic relationships with ‘Best-in-Class’ technology providers, TekTracking has assembled a comprehensive solution set to meaningfully reduce railroad operating costs. Additionally, we offer railroad technology OEMs our expert product ideation and development services and North American market development services.”