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Long Island Rail Road taps MRO Software to manage track, signals, stations and rolling stock


Long Island Rail Road taps MRO Software to manage track, signals, stations and rolling stock

Miami, FL — June 8, 2004 — The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) said today that it has selected MAXIMO Transportation, which is MRO Software's strategic asset management solution, for implementation across a range of assets, including right-of-way assets, rolling stock, non-revenue fleet and information technology (IT) equipment. This agreement was closed in the company's second fiscal quarter.

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 274,000 customers each weekday on 730 daily trains. The LIRR system is comprised of over 700 miles of track on 11 different branches, stretching from Montauk — on the eastern tip of Long Island — to the refurbished Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan, approximately 120 miles away.

Long Island Rail Road undertook an extensive evaluation for asset management systems to deploy in support of improving performance, reliability and efficiency of the rail service to the greater New York City area. After a rigorous evaluation process, Long Island Rail Road selected MRO Software's MAXIMO Transportation to manage this array of critical assets.

According to the provider, transportation functionality delivered in the solution includes modules for industry codes, work order tracking, labor collection, meter history, inventory, material requirements planning, component movement and warranty tracking.

Long Island Rail Road said it will use MAXIMO Transportation and other applications to integrate maintenance activities with long-term capital asset planning and procurement. This integrated approach will help Long Island Rail Road to more effectively meet its financial targets, plan for long-range capital investments and help to improve the rail infrastructure and service.

"As the provider of rail service to the greater New York Metropolitan area, we recognize the need to continue delivering the superior service our riders have come to expect," said Joe DeCarlo, chief information officer, Long Island Rail Road. "We're looking forward to the advantages a consolidated asset management program will bring to the organization. Our requirements included the need for this solution to be highly scalable, functionally deep and able to integrate with our [enterprise resource planning (ERP)] applications. MAXIMO Transportation met these requirements and all the demands of our evaluation process."

The implementation of MAXIMO Transportation will consolidate several legacy maintenance systems and databases and will integrate with Long Island Rail Road's other corporate applications for financial, human resources and procurement.

Chartered on April 24, 1834, it is also the oldest railroad still operating under its original name. A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the MTA Long Island Rail Road will mark its 170th Anniversary in 2004.

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