Effective Transportation Asset Management Practices at State DOTs, Regional Organizations, and Local Agencies

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Asset Management is seeking to implement the Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Research Roadmap that was developed under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 08-36 quick response research program and is available at http://tam.transportation.org. The TAM Research Roadmap was developed in cooperation with AASHTO, Transportation Research Board (TRB), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and other industry partners. It includes a multiyear research program that aims to improve the overall implementation of TAM at state, regional, and local transportation agencies. The purpose of the TAM Research Roadmap is to enable the TAM community to identify, develop and propose TAM research projects that are necessary to improve the understanding of TAM and allow for these projects to be funded through various research programs including NCHRP, quick response research funds (e.g., NCHRP Project 08-36), USDOT funding sources, etc. The objectives of this NCHRP project will be two-fold: (1) To conduct TAM-related research to address those high priority issues identified by the industry through the TAM Research Roadmap; and (2) to conduct related technology transfer and information exchange activities. To be addressed are three separate smaller-scale research tasks that are closely related: (1) Best practices for Integrating Performance Management, Risk Management and Asset Management at Transportation Agencies; (2) A Comparison of TAM Frameworks with Case Studies of Implementation by Transportation Agencies; and (3) How to Recruit, Train, and Retain a Transportation Asset Management Staff The AASHTO Subcommittee on Asset Management, a joint subcommittee of the Standing Committees on Highways and Planning, serves as the technical and policy resource on TAM issues for AASHTO. As such, the subcommittee frequently identifies needs for research to answer questions or develop methods for AASHTO member departments and individual transportation asset management professionals related to life cycle cost analysis, data collection, analysis, target setting, reporting and communication. This research will assist the Subcommittee on Asset Management in fulfilling its commitment, and AASHTO responsibilities, by helping to implement the TAM Research Roadmap. The target audience for the research findings and products of this work will be state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations, and other transportation agencies. The key decision-makers who can approve, influence, or champion implementation of these research products are the senior staff and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the transportation agencies. The AASHTO committees that will be involved in the adoption and implementation of the results will be the AASHTO Standing Committees on Planning and Performance Management and the Subcommittee on Asset Management will be responsible for the adoption of the results.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-113

  • 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:

    Goldstein, Lawrence

  • Start Date: 20170518
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41626

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634933
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-113
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 18 2017 1:01AM