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

The AASHTO Subcommittee on Asset Management is seeking to implement the recently completed Transportation Asset Management Research Roadmap (TAM Research Roadmap), developed under the NCHRP 08-36 quick response research program. The TAM Research Roadmap was developed in cooperation with AASHTO, TRB, USDOT, and other industry partners. It includes a multi-year research agenda to improve the overall implementation of transportation asset management at state, regional, and local transportation agencies. The purpose of the TAM Research Roadmap is to enable the TAM community to identify, propose, and implement TAM research projects necessary to improve the understanding of TAM and allow projects to be funded through various research programs including NCHRP, USDOT funding sources, and other sources. The practice of performance, risk, and asset management has evolved over many years. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the recently passed Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, associated rules, and guidance have clarified the federal asset management requirements. Beyond federal requirements, broader research and practice in the areas of transportation performance, risk, and asset management initiated by state DOTs and other public and private entities have added to the availability of tools, methods, and strategies. Yet, practitioners continue to struggle with integration and implementation of research findings and regulatory requirements. This state of the practice, coupled with a detailed gap analysis, was the focus of the TAM Research Roadmap. To address identified gaps, additional research is needed to implement effective transportation management practices and identify human capital needs at state DOTs, regional organizations, and local agencies. The research proposed in this study was identified within the Research Roadmap and is designed to fill gaps in several high-priority areas. The objective of this research is to provide transportation agencies with practical guidance, recommendations, and successful implementation practices for: (1) Integrating performance, risk, and asset management at transportation agencies; (2) Identifying, evaluating, and selecting appropriate management frameworks; and (3) Recruiting, training, and retaining human capital to support asset management and related functions.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $540000
  • 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: 20180416
  • 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