TIMPS dashboard

USA: Infrastructure maintenance contractor Transdev has awarded TekTracking a contract to supply its TIMPS and SITE track and signalling inspection and maintenance planning software for use on South Florida Regional Authority’s 115 km Tri-Rail commuter rail route from West Palm Beach to Miami.

TIMPS provides digitised inspection and maintenance reports to support failure trend analysis, while SITE provides stakeholders with real-time field information and digitised versions of pertinent test information. This includes automatic scheduling of inspection tasks, electronic test procedures, customised reports and alerts when inspection schedules are at risk of violating mandated intervals.

An hours-of-service feature eliminates the need for manual paper-based tracking and reporting of employee hours.

‘This is an extremely important and busy corridor with comingled operation of freight, inter-city and commuter passenger trains, including Amtrak’, said Edward Reardon, General Manager for Transdev Rail South Florida. ‘The TekTracking platform will enable greater versatility for our inspectors and ensure timely recording of critical events and testing for compliance with FRA standards and better satisfy our client’s needs.’

TekTracking CEO Greg Fogarty said winning the contract ‘is a significant step in the roll out of TIMPS and SITE to the North American rail industry’.