Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SG-11. Transit Asset Condition Reporting

The value of the transit infrastructure in the United States is estimated to be $402.7 billion in 2004, not including the value of assets that belong to rural and special service operators. The US DOT has found that 15% of bus vehicles and 34% of the rail fleet in urban areas exceeded their useful life, 31% of urban bus maintenance facilities and 8% of rail maintenance facilities were in substandard or poor condition, and 51% of urban rail passenger stations were in substandard or poor condition. Currently, there are no standards for rating transit asset conditions and little guidance in the area of transit asset management. A state of the practice synthesis is needed to report what transit assist condition rating systems are being used in the field, as well as what current asset management systems are in use. As local communities continue to see increased demand for transit services while managing scarce resources to support these needs, the management of transit assets will become even more important to maximize the effectiveness of Federal and local investments in transit. A literature review and survey of transit agencies would report how they are communicating the condition of their assets on a national scale and document what asset management systems are currently in use, highlighting innovations, lessons learned, and gaps in information to aid in the implementation or upgrade of transit asset condition reporting and management systems.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23019

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462009
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM