Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 48. Condition of State and Federally Funded Transit Assets

State departments of transportation (DOT's) use a variety of approaches in assessing the condition of local, state and federally funded transit assets. For several reasons, including but not limited to: scarce or diminished funding streams and resources; influx of federal funds (such as the stimulus money and state of good repair); accountability; performance measuring; and so forth, it is important that an accurate assessment of the condition be performed and readily available. The objective of this research is to develop a matrix or some other type tool which can be used (and modified for use) as guidance by State DOT's to assess the condition of transit assets on a statewide basis (see Potential Research Task below). This will include methods for assessing the most common assets such as rolling stock, facilities, and equipment; but may consider other assets as well such as information technology (IT), bus stops, and more. Federal regulations regarding federal asset valuation will be noted where appropriate, and latitude to vary from those federal regulations will also be included. If available and applicable, the matrix (tool) will provide detail characteristics to consider when rating an overall asset.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Kittleson and Associates

  • Start Date: 20121207
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140830
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37766

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543705
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2014 1:03AM