Implementation of Transportation Asset Management in Grandview, Missouri

The successful implementation of transportation asset management (TAM) by local governments facilitates the optimization of limited resources. The use of a data-driven TAM program helps to identify and prioritize needs, identify and dedicate resources for the preservation of infrastructure, and provide policy decision makers with the data to support good decisions. In this project, a TAM program was implemented for the City of Grandview, Missouri. The implementation process included an examination of the current TAM practices, review of TAM software systems, deployment of a TAM system, analysis of existing pavement and service request data, inventory of existing pavement condition, formulation of a pavement preservation plan, and development of a framework for ensuring that the implemented TAM is sustainable. Pavement preservation plans were developed for both the near term (2016 through 2020) and long term (2021 through 2040). A decision tree methodology was developed and utilized to select specific pavement treatments for the next five years. The long-term analysis assessed the possible impacts of a vote in 2021 to increase the sales tax to fund transportation projects. Recommendations for sustaining the TAM system were provided. The flexible framework developed in this research can be used by other communities to help local governments maximize limited resources.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    City of Grandview, Missouri

    1200 Main Street,
    Grandview, Missouri  United States  64030

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Managing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Brown, Henry

    Sun, Carlos

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39616

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562688
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 2 2015 1:00AM