Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 50-15. Asset Management Approaches to Identifying and Evaluating Assets Damaged Due to Emergency Events

Transportation Asset Management rules require state departments of transportation (DOTs) to conduct statewide evaluations on roads, highways, and bridges that have been damaged two or more times due to emergency events declared by the president or the state governor. The intent of the evaluation is to determine if there are reasonable repair and reconstruction alternatives that could be considered to reduce future emergency funding needs in areas with recurring damage. The initial evaluation must be completed by November 23, 2018. This requirement, commonly known as Part 667, is new to DOTs and little guidance is available to help agencies develop an acceptable process. The objective of this synthesis is to document current practices by state DOTs for evaluating repair and reconstruction alternatives that may reduce future emergency funding needs in areas with recurring damage. Information to be gathered includes but is not limited to: (1) Gaps in data needed by DOTs to conduct the evaluation; (2) DOT offices responsible for Part 667 evaluations; (3) If and how the results of the evaluation influenced investment decisions in the transportation asset management plan; and (4) Tools used to conduct the evaluation (e.g., geographic information systems (GIS), Maintenance Management System). Information will be collected through literature review, survey of DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 50-15

  • 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:

    Gause, Jo

  • Start Date: 20180515
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669011
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-15
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 14 2018 3:04PM