Track Maintenance Planning and Forecasting tools represent a range of models and tools which allow for the forecasting of the lives and replacement dates for each of the key track components to include rails, ties, and ballast/track geometry maintenance. These tools allow for the optimization of maintenance and the planning of short, medium and long term maintenance activities for maximum efficiency and minimum cost. ZETA-TECH's Track Maintenance Planning Tools include condition based forecasting models that accurately take into account local conditions that affect component lives. Generic tools are also available for the determination of key track component lives (rails, ties, geometry, etc.) for a range of conditions that include traffic, curvature, environmental conditions, component and track types, etc.