FRA Awards Automated Track Inspection Program Contract to ENSCO 

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
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ENSCO Inc., a provider of railway track inspection and measurement technology, has announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded it a new five-year contract to carry out its Automated Track Inspection Program.

ENSCO will provide operations, maintenance, information technology, and engineering support for the FRA’s fleet of track inspection vehicles under this contract.

The FRA’s ATIP mission is to provide objective information for FRA safety oversight and enforcement activities, audit railroad track safety compliance, and determine the State of Good Repair of the Nation’s railroads. Since 1974, ENSCO has supported this mission by carrying out ATIP, a release said.

ENSCO has implemented new technologies and processes to improve ATIP’s ability to detect and report potentially hazardous track conditions during this time. ENSCO will continue to assist FRA in evolving ATIP to implement new inspection methods, assess compliance with additional areas of the Track Safety Standards, consider potential regulatory changes, and facilitate increased ATIP data utilization under this new award.

“ENSCO looks forward to continuing to provide the operational excellence, innovative technology and testing methods, and high-quality data products that FRA has come to expect,” said Gary Martin, ENSCO’s ATIP Program Manager.