Asset Management Methodology / Condition

The project objective is to explore development of asset inventories for asset management at a transit urban rail system. The product will specifically consider how urban rail transit agencies can leverage data in their maintenance management systems to build asset inventories for higher-level analysis to optimize investments in urban rail capital assets. Researchers will consider how hierarchical structures can be designed to aggregate detailed urban rail asset lists into whole-vehicle and system-level information and how maintenance data and life-cycle information can be used to infer the condition of these aggregated entities for purposes of informing reinvestment strategies. Recommended using SmartDraw to conduct a comprehensive inventory/photographs of transit assets as well as developing hierarchical relationships. SmartDraw lays out information in a diagram type easily understood by any level of employee. Customizing SmartDraw per the request of a department would be a simple task to initiate after receiving an outline list of requirements. Many transit agencies have their own set of procedures/processes for utilizing their data that may not involve entry into a software tool

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $695236.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Terrell

  • Performing Organizations:

    CodeRed Business Solutions

    Atlanta, GA  United States 
  • Start Date: 20110629
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121030
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34869

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489228
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2013 12:56AM