ENSCO, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named an awardee by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP). Under the new five-year contract, ENSCO will operate and maintain six FRA track inspection cars.

The mission of the ATIP programme is to improve the quality and safety of American’s railroads under statutes mandated by Congress. ATIP cars conduct operational surveys of the US rail transportation network, determining railroad compliance with federal track safety standards.

"The ATIP programme has been a cornerstone for the company for many years," states Boris Nejikovsky, ENSCO President. ENSCO’s involvement with the ATIP programme dates from the 1970s, when it received its first FRA contract.