Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 134. Transportation Asset Management Research Roadmap

Research conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) on transportation asset management has provided both the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official's (AASHTO’s) Subcommittee on Asset Management with valuable information for advancing the state of the practice and supporting implementation of asset management provisions now required under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Centrury (MAP-21). For example, the AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation (developed under NCHRP) is designed to encourage transportation agencies to address strategic questions as they confront the task of managing the surface transportation system. Drawn from both national and international knowledge and experience, it provides guidance to state DOTs decision makers, as well as county and municipal transportation agencies, to assist them in realizing the most from financial resources now and in the future, preserving highway assets, and providing the service expected by customers. State DOTs have used the Implementation Guide to help them meet the asset management requirements of MAP-21. MAP-21’s asset management requirements will be a primary concern in state departments of transportation (DOTs) for the next two to three years. While the Implementation Guide is tremendous resource for state DOTs and covers the breadth of the aspects of implementation, there are additional areas where further research and development are needed to provide the tools and techniques that will be needed by practitioners as their proficiency with asset management matures. Identifying and prioritizing those areas will provide the transportation asset management community with a systematic and efficient approach to selecting and recommending additional research, capacity building, and other types of activities needed. The objective of this research is to develop a long-term research strategy – a “Transportation Asset Management Research Roadmap” (Roadmap) – to guide future research and development activities for advancing the state of practice in transportation asset management in state DOTS. The Roadmap should be drawn largely but not necessarily exclusively from the strategic plan developed by FHWA’s Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group (TAM ETG) that outlines important capabilities that are needed to achieve the ETG’s vision (information on the ETG is available at ). Although an overview of existing guidance and other tools will be needed to provide context for a forward-looking research strategy, this research is fundamentally not a synthesis of existing research and tools.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task 134

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Goldstein, Lawrence

  • Performing Organizations:

    The RAND Corporation

  • Principal Investigators:

    Park, Hyun-A

  • Start Date: 20160925
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160924
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40790

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  • Accession Number: 01598816
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task 134
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 4 2016 1:00AM