Asset Management and Metropolitan Planning Organizations

This research will focus on case studies of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and their asset management practice in order to identify the data needs as well as tools to support asset management. The project will include structured interviews with stakeholders from various public agencies including local MPOs as well as various transportation entities in the region. This process, with theorietical underpinnings in public participation, will make use of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). SSM is a qualitative approach to intervene in complex problem situations. It is a holistic and systematic approach. The objectives of the project are three fold. (1) to understand the state of the practice of asset management and its place in the long range plan for the region; (2) identify gaps and needs in data and tools, and (3) explore tools to support asset management at the regional level.


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    • Status: Active
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    • 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 Illinois, Chicago

      Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
      842 West Taylor Street
      Chicago, IL  United States  60607
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sriraj, P

    • Start Date: 20060901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070901
    • Source Data: RiP Project 13295

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460416
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 07-09, 95068
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:24PM