Guidance for Applying the State of Good Repair Prioritization Framework and Tools

Keeping public transportation systems in a state of good repair is essential to sustaining existing transportation services, providing mobility, and supporting livable communities. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) State of Good Repair Assessment calculated a backlog of over $78 billion for state-of-good-repair investment needs for the U.S. transit system. The FTA assessment highlights the fact that U.S. public transportation agencies face an enormous set of challenges as they seek to preserve their existing capital assets. Asset preservation is an important concern not only for the older, well-established operators, but for newer transit systems as well. Transit agencies have a wide variety of assets to maintain, including, but not limited to, buses, facilities, rail cars, stations, fixed guideway, and various supporting systems. Absent adequate funds many transit agencies could suffer significant reductions in system reliability, which may eventually result in restricted transit service. Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Project E-09, State of Good Repair: Prioritizing the Rehabilitation and Replacement of Existing Capital Assets and Evaluating the Implications for Transit, resulted in development of a framework and supporting tools for prioritizing and evaluating the impacts of transit asset replacement and rehabilitation for achieving a state of good repair. This effort was intended as a foundational project to help define what analyses should be performed to support state-of-good-repair investments. TCRP Project E-09A, Guidance for Applying the State of Good Repair Prioritization Framework and Tools, has been initiated to extend upon the TCRP E-09 work to further develop and enhance the state of good repair framework and supporting tools. The objective of this project is to develop guidance for applying the framework and tools developed previously through TCRP Project E-09 to evaluate and prioritize capital investments in transit assets for achieving a state of good repair. The research will enhance the existing framework and tools, demonstrate application of the framework and tools through a set of pilots and a transit agency workshop, and result in development of supplemental web-based guidance for transit agencies to use to apply the framework to improve the state of repair of transit capital assets.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $350000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project E-09A

  • 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
  • Performing Organizations:

    Spy Pond Partners

  • Principal Investigators:

    Robert, William

  • Start Date: 20120925
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37809

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543871
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project E-09A
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 22 2014 1:02AM