Long Island Rail Road Names MRO Software for Management of Track, Signals, Stations and Rolling Stock

MIAMI – Long Island Rail Road has selected MRO Software, a leading provider of strategic asset management solutions to implement a range of assets including right-of-way assets, rolling stock, non-revenue fleet and IT equipment.

Long Island Rail Road 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. Long Island Rail Road is part of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and serves the largest metropolitan market in the US, more than 2 billion annual passenger miles are traveled on over 700 miles of track in nearly 1,000 vehicles.

“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 ERP applications. MAXIMO Transportation met these requirements and all the demands of our evaluation process.”

Critical transportation functionality delivered in MAXIMO Transportation includes: modules for industry codes, work order tracking, labor collection, meter history, inventory, material requirements planning, component movement and warranty tracking.

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.

“Long Island Rail Road joins three other large metropolitan transit organizations that have recently selected MAXIMO Transportation,” said Johan Arts, Vice President Industry Marketing, MRO Software. “Our Strategic Asset Management solution allows these organizations to effectively manage the diverse array of assets associated with a transportation system. These customers strive for operational excellence and need to manage their systems to deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction. These recent customer wins show we are striking a chord with large transit organizations.”

About Long Island Rail Road

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. 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.

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. The LIRR operates 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, including all holidays, with service intervals varying by destination and time of day.

About MRO Software, Inc.

MRO Software is the leading provider of strategic asset management solutions. The company’s integrated suite of applications optimizes performance, improves productivity and service levels and enables asset-related sourcing and procurement across the entire spectrum of strategic assets.

The company’s asset management solutions allow customers to manage the complete lifecycle of strategic assets including: planning, procurement, deployment, tracking, maintenance and retirement. Using MRO Software’s solutions customers improve production reliability, labor efficiency, material optimization, software license compliance, lease management, warranty and service management and provisioning across the asset base.