ENSCO Awarded Automated Track Inspection Program Contract by FRA

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Industry leader awarded five-year contract to provide support for the Federal Railroad Administration’s fleet of track inspection vehicles.

Springfield, VA, April 18, 2023

ENSCO Inc., a leading provider in railway track inspection and measurement technology, is proud to announce that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded ENSCO a new five-year contract to execute its Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP). Under this award, ENSCO will provide operations, maintenance, IT, and engineering support for FRA’s fleet of track inspection vehicles.

The mission of FRA’s ATIP is to provide objective information for FRA safety oversight and enforcement activities, to audit railroad track safety compliance, and to determine the State of Good Repair of the Nation’s railroads. ENSCO has supported this mission through execution of ATIP since 1974. Over this time, ENSCO has implemented new technologies and processes to improve ATIP’s ability to detect and report potentially unsafe track conditions. Under this new award, ENSCO will continue to help FRA evolve ATIP to implement new inspection methods, assess compliance with additional areas of the Track Safety Standards (TSS), consider potential regulatory changes, and facilitate increased ATIP data utilization.

“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.


For more than 50 years, ENSCO has led the rail industry worldwide in developing new and advanced technologies to improve the safety, security, and quality of their operations. ENSCO is a trusted provider of track geometry measurement systems along with automated and autonomous inspection systems, web-based data management systems, vehicle dynamics analysis and simulations, and large-scale systems integration projects. ENSCO’s engineers have pioneered the use of advanced inspection measurement technology, high resolution imaging technologies, and automation software to ensure railway track safety while increasing operating efficiency and productivity. Learn more about ENSCO.

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