BlackCat Rail Data Management
The BlackCat Rail Data Management
System® is an internet based system
which allows for access and specific edit capability for a variety
of users including railroads, state DOTs, the FRA contractors, and
consultants. The program is intuitive and
Below is a brief description of the system by section.
Crossing Inventory: All FRA required
information is included. Items include location, ownership
data, and crossing latitude/ longitude coordinates for
mapping. Also included are:
- Railroad, road, vicinity, gates, signals, and signs
- Traffic data, crossing statistics and incident
- Gaming module that allows users to alter variables to calculate
the safety index of "what if" scenarios
- Comments for FRA submittals
- Photo library and archiving
- Crossing field review
FRA Submittal: State DOTs and railroads
are able to enter crossing data changes and upload directly to the
Statistics: Crossing statistics can be
viewed in graphical form for comparison across multiple years.
Projects: Dollars obligated, project
descriptions and estimates, and drawdown data are tracked.
Library: Easy access to all crossing
documents. Historic railroad agreements are stored in the
library with dates and contract types. The Library is linked to the
project tab for auto-selection of the correct contract documents
and dates for new projects. Change orders and new agreements
are generated based on the type of new project, the roadway
ownership and maintenance responsibility and historic/master
agreement dates are auto-filled for quick and accurate project
Reports: Pre-formatted ready reports,
include common forms such as the Diagnostic Crossing Report,
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Review Report, Crossing
Statistics Report, and the U.S. DOT Crossing Inventory Form.
Batch loading capabilities allow for simplified updating of
information that applies to multiple crossings.