TRACS: A Tool for Track Infrastructure Managementby Carl D. Martland, MIT, Cambridge, United States,
Michael B. Hargrove, MIT, Cambridge, United States,
Abstract: TRACS (Total Right-of-way Analysis and Costing system) combines engineering models with life-cycle costing techniques to estimate track maintenance and renewal costs as a function of track components track conditions, traffic mix and volume, and management productivity. TRACS is a versatile, model that has been used by North American railroads for technology assessment, costing in support of pricing, budgeting, line consolidation and other studies.
Subject Headings: Computer software | System analysis | Traffic analysis | Systems engineering | Traffic models | Maintenance | Model analysis | Rail transportation
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