Transdev Rail selects TekTracking for inspection and testing contract

April 21, 2022
The use of TekTracking’s TIMPS and SITE platforms will help keep Tri-Rail trains running with track inspection and signal testing management.

Transdev Rail Inc. has signed a contract with TekTracking LLC to implement the company’s TIMPS and SITE platforms for management infrastructure inspection and testing. Transdev Rail is the track and signal maintenance contractor for South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). TekTracking will support and equip SFRTA/Transdev Rail Track and Signal Personnel with mobile applications to log all data related to track and signal inspection and required testing events.

“This award is a significant step in the roll out of TIMPS and SITE to the North American rail industry. We have always believed that our approach with mobile applications is a step forward for the industry and we are beyond excited to work with the professionals at Transdev and SFRTA to implement our solutions,” said TekTracking CEO Greg Fogarty.

He added the rail corridor hosts mixed traffic with freight, regional and intercity trains, which makes testing and inspection activities critical “to keep trains moving.”

TekTracking’s TIMPS augments a railroad’s current track and roadbed inspection process while providing digitized inspection and maintenance reports to support failure trend analysis analytics. The company’s SITE application provides real-time field information, as well as digitized versions of all pertinent test information, including automatic scheduling of inspection/test tasks, electronic test procedures, status overview of upcoming tasks, customized reports of test results and data and supervisory alerts when inspection schedules are at risk of violating mandated inspection intervals.

“Transdev Rail is excited to enter into this agreement with TekTracking to fulfill our reporting, inspection and testing requirements on this dynamic rail corridor. 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,” said Transdev General Manager of Rail in South Florida Edward Reardon.

TekTracking also pointed out SFRTA/Transdev elected to utilize the Hours-of-Service (HOS) feature for the SITE application, which TekTracking says eliminates the need for manual paper-based tracking and reporting of employee HOS, instead moving it under SITE which automatically tracks HOS based upon employee work already being entered into reports/forms via the SITE mobile application.

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