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Transportation Asset Management A Framework for Successful Performance-Based Planning. Michael Bridges, P.E. Undersecretary – Office of Management and Finance Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Will Performance Measures be in the Next Transportation Bill?. If so…
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Michael Bridges, P.E.
Undersecretary – Office of Management and Finance
Louisiana Department of Transportation
Transportation Asset Management is a strategic and systematic process of operating, maintaining, upgrading, and expanding physical assets effectively throughout their lifecycle. It focuses on business and engineering practices for resource allocation and utilization, with the objective of better decision making based upon quality information and well defined objectives.
Source: AASHTO Subcommittee on Asset Management
Source: Multisector Asset Management, Publication No. FHWA-HIF-09-022
TAM systems integrated with ERP implementations
Greater use of AM principles in everyday DOT activities – policy link to decisions
Greater use of pavement and bridge management systems in state DOTsEvolution of TAM in the US
ISTEA requires six management systems
Many agencies initiate management system efforts – most with limited success
FHWA creates Office of AM, AASHTO creates subcommittee on AM
Interest in AM grows in state DOTs as they face growing needs and limited resources
Pavement Management Systems used in some agencies
A few custom bridge management systems in place
Initiation of Pontis BMS effort by FHWA
Program management approaches used by a few agencies
TAM Guide Volume II
Focus on Implementation
TAM Guide Volume I
Set Direction for TAM
Align the Organization
Develop a TAM
Management, Leadership, and Culture
Action Plan for
Information and Analysis
Systems and Data
Enables Performance-Based Planning
Step 1: Set agency goals and objectives
Step 2: Perform an agency self assessment and TAM gap analysis
Step 3: Define the scope of TAM in your agency
Step 4: Develop the change strategy
Step 5: Integrate TAM into the organizational culture
Step 6: Integrate TAM into business processes
Step 7: Establish asset management roles
Step 8: Establish performance management standards
Step 9: Develop a TAM Plan
Step 10: Strengthen enabling processes – service planning
Step 11: Strengthen enabling processes – life-cycle management
Step 12: Strengthen enabling processes – TAM integration
Step 13: Strengthen information systems
Step 14: Strengthen data
1. No effective support from strategy, processes, or tools. Lack of motivation to improve.
2. Recognition of a need, and basic data collection. Reliance on heroic effort of individuals.
3. Shared understanding, motivation, and coordination. Development of processes and tools.
4. Expectations and accountability drawn from asset management strategy, processes, and tools.
5. Asset management strategies, processes, and tools are routinely evaluated and improved.
Source: NCHRP 8-69 Transportation Asset Management Guide Volume II