Protran Technology’s TrackInspect software is a PDA computer-based field inspection system designed to record FRA track inspections in real time while the inspector evaluates the track. The system is built around the FRA Track Safety Standards, CFR Title 49, Part 213. The software allows the inspector to input track locations being inspected, any defects found, and any remedial action taken. Inspections are stored on the PDA and downloaded to a host computer.


  • Includes FRA dropdown menu of requirements
  • Railroad specific defects can be reported, as well as FRA defects
  • Ability to track condition over time
  • Reports capabilities
  • Online inspection history and record keeping
  • GPS positioning capability


  • FRA and railroad specific defect codes
  • Recording of defect and action taken
  • Defect location by milepost and GPS
  • Inspector’s signature entered on screen