Managing State and Local Transportation Assets: A Short Course Offered via Distance

Managing transportation assets in today's environment has become a more complex and critical function than ever before. While confronted with increasing regulatory and financial challenges, state and local agencies attempt to effectively maintain existing facilities while planning for expanded ones. Many try to do this without an effective, long range strategy. Having such a strategy would provide them with guidance to make the difficult decisions to determine where and when to invest public funds in transportation. Making these decisions effectively requires an understanding of the tools and techniques that are available to collect and analyze data, define and monitor progress towards achieving system goals, evaluate alternative investment options, and clearly communicate existing conditions and alternatives. Without access to asset management training, state and local agencies will find it difficult to manage their transportation assets in a strategic and cost-effective manner. State and local transportation professionals responsible for managing structures and facilities need to be skilled at using the available asset management tools as well as understanding how to implement and manage a comprehensive transportation asset management program. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult for mid-level managers to take time away from their jobs or to get funding to travel to a continuing education program

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $32865.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      MRUTC 08-13

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

      University of Wisconsin
      2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Wisconsin, Madison

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      1415 Engineering Drive
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Principal Investigators:

      O'Leary, Phillip

    • Start Date: 20070831
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 14968

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460176
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: MRUTC 08-13
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:20PM