The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has approved Railroad Software’s TrackAsset application for electronic capture of signal inspections, as outlined in FRA 49 CFR §§ 234.273 and 236.110. TrackAsset “provides visibility for signal maintainers and maintenance-of-way employees to easily track upcoming inspections and generate work orders to complete them,” the company says.
“TrackAsset will allow our clients to visually see their assets details and perform monthly, quarterly, and annual inspections in real time with immediate accessibility via mobile and web browser to record inspection data and generate FRA reports,” said Jeff Birmingham, P.E, CEO of Railroad Software. “This new technology enables users to map out, record data, and take images of the asset all within one application. TrackAsset was developed by industry experts expressing a need for a flexible, user-friendly software application to manage all FRA required inspections for railroad assets, such as signals, bridges, track, switches, tunnels, locomotives and other physical assets. We look forward to continuing to provide compliance based software for the railroad industry.”
Twelve short lines are now using TrackAsset for signal inspections.
Founded in 2013 and based out of Cumming, Ga., Railroad Software was “was founded out of the desire to make software user-friendly and affordable to the rail industry.” The company currently manages more than 200,000 railcars through its RTMS product, in addition to managing FRA compliance through its TrackAsset and TrackHOS products.