Support for AASHTO Committees and Councils. Transportation Asset Management Strategic Planning and Research Roadmap Development

In 2017, the AASHTO Committee on Performance-Based Management (CPBM) developed a Strategic Plan that included input from the AASHTO Subcommittee on Asset Management.  In 2018, the CPBM developed a 2-year action plan that identified specific tasks the committee and subcommittees should undertake to support that plan.  In addition, the TRB Asset Management Committee (ABC40) developed its triennial strategic plan that lists strategies and actions it would undertake over the next 3 years to advance the state of the art and state of the practice in transportation asset management.  Finally, FHWA has adopted a new strategic plan that includes efforts to implement new federal performance management provisions.  Given the multiple initiatives underway and planned, the Subcommittee on Asset Management proposes to host a strategic planning session to include AASHTO, TRB, FTA, FHWA, and other appropriate organizations, to better coordinate and align all of the asset management activities that will be taking place over the next 5 years.  This strategic planning session is currently scheduled for two days in mid-October 2019 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The effort to initiate a coordinated approach to transportation asset management (TAM) planning as practiced by a broad range of affected agencies grew out of an action in 2014 on the part of the Subcommittee on Asset Management (then a joint subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Planning and Highways) when it established the Transportation Asset Management Research Roadmap ( ).  The purpose of the roadmap is to guide future transportation asset management research efforts, responding to identified priorities, gaps, and possible overlap with other related ongoing or proposed efforts by the transportation industry.  The roadmap is an integral part of the AASHTO TAM Portal website and is connected to a database of recent TAM resources, providing an entry point for practitioners to access information on current, recent, and potential future TAM research.  Building on these earlier steps, there is a need to update the TAM Research Roadmap to better understand and document emerging research needs of practitioners.  In addition, an updated roadmap is necessary to provide a framework for tracking execution and application of future research efforts.  There are two objectives for this research project: (1) to develop a comprehensive strategic approach and action plan to coordinate ongoing asset management activities of AASHTO, TRB, FHWA, and FTA; and (2) to develop a long-term research strategy to coordinate and advance the state of practice in multi-modal transportation asset management.  The product of this research will be an action plan and an updated asset management research roadmap that will help guide future research and development activities to be undertaken by the transportation industry in a coordinated fashion.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $220000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-123(01)

  • 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

  • Performing Organizations:

    Spy Pond Partners, LLC

    Arlington, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Park, Hyun-A

  • Start Date: 20190912
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211230
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715941
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-123(01)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2019 3:21PM