Updating the AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide—A Focus on Implementation, Phase 1

In January 2011, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published its Transportation Asset Management Guide—A Focus on Implementation. This document expanded on the original AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide published in 2002. Both documents were produced with NCHRP research effort and have served to introduce and support adoption of transportation asset management (TAM) principles and practices. Other documents have been produced to address asset management from the perspective of particular transportation modes. The status of TAM implementation in the United States has evolved since the initial guides were published. Facing funding constraints, some agencies have adopted a “preservation first” mindset that focuses on “taking care of what they have” before spending money on expanding the system. Other agencies have responded primarily to federal legislation requiring the use of performance data to drive investment decisions in an asset management plan.  Federal legislation and agency rulemaking have established standards of practice that may not have been envisioned when the AASHTO guides were developed. In addition, research under many programs has produced a variety of new tools and guidance that agencies can use to improve their TAM practices.  TAM practices internationally as well as asset management practices in other industries continue to evolve.  NCHRP Project 8-109 and other associated projects have updated and extended the AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide to improve its effectiveness and thereby advance the practices of public-agency TAM.  The resultant products are published by AASHTO and made available through the AASHTO TAM Portal.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-109

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Spy Pond Partners, LLC

    Arlington, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Park, Hyun-A

    Zimmerman, Katie

  • Start Date: 20170310
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180709
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41289

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598920
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-109
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 8 2016 1:00AM