State of Good Repair Performance Measures: Assessing Asset Condition, Age, and Performance Data

Public transportation plays a vital role in providing mobility and accessibility while supporting the growth and development of communities across the country. It also provides transportation alternatives and enhances the quality of life of citizens. To maintain an efficient public transportation system, there is a need to keep the existing infrastructure in proper conditions. However, there is growing concern that a significant portion of the nation’s public transportation assets are in need of capital reinvestment to maintain these infrastructures in working conditions. This concern is not just for public transportation assets, but also for many other transportation infrastructures such as highways, bridges, and transportation facilities. It is important that transit agencies have a good handle on the condition of their assets and use this information to prioritize capital investments. Having an asset management system can also help agencies evaluate the request for funding based on key measures like age, condition, and costs. Further, transit agencies need to identify and prioritize replacement actions to bring existing capital assets to a state of good repair to improve capital and operating efficiencies. Therefore, there is a need for a software tool that can help transit agencies collect, store, organize, query, and report various types of information of their capital assets. Managing this large amount of data can be a challenge for transit authorities.

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $339760
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12-G-UTC22

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cevallos, F

    Gan, Albert

  • Start Date: 20140501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160501
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587408
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2016 3:45PM