A case study which highlights the importance of asset management and performance management in the context of decision making. The report describes practices by which transportation agencies can effectively integrate data, and use data to drive their decision-making processes, thus increasing efficiency.
Guide to Asset Management Part 6: Bridge performance | Research ReportAsset Management, Bridge
The focus of this document is on how to best manage the physical bridge assets. It provides guidance on the establishment and maintenance of bridge asset inventories, and on the monitoring of asset performance. It discusses the need for agencies to measure asset performance against objectives, and therefore is primarily concerned with condition data collection and performance modelling at a network level. PDF availabe for purchase.
Bridge Management Systems for Transportation Agency Decision Making | Research ReportAsset Management, Bridge
This study gathers information on current practices that senior managers at transportation agencies use to make network-level decisions on resource allocations for their bridge programs. In particular, the study explores how agency bridge management systems are employed in this process. Information was gathered through a review of literature on U.S. and international bridge management, a survey of U.S. and Canadian transportation agencies, and 15 in-depth interviews with state department of transportation executive and bridge managers.
This fifteenth volume of NCHRP Report 525: "Surface Transportation Security" is a guide referred to as CAPTA, which stands for Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies. CAPTA supports mainstreaming an integrated, high-level, all-hazards, National Incident Management System (NIMS)-responsive, multimodal, consequence-driven risk management process into transportation agency programs and activities by providing a convenient and robust planning tool for top-down estimation of both capital and operating budget implications of measures intended to reduce risks to locally acceptable levels. CAPTA is intended for use by senior managers whose jurisdiction extends over multiple modes of transportation, multiple asset classes, and many individual assets. The CAPTA methodology provides a means for moving across transportation assets to address system vulnerabilities that could result in significant losses given the threats and hazards of greatest concern. This guide was reviewed by many state and local agencies and was pilot tested by the Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and the Virginia DOT.
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2108 includes 13 papers that explore culvert information management system, opportunistic behavior in road maintenance markets, evaluating pavement interventions, performance indicators for the service life of thin hot-mix asphalt overlays, life-cycle costing of pavement surface retexturing with shotblasting, and performance-based uniformity coefficient of chip seal aggregate. This issue of the TRR also examines chip seal maintenance, crack sealant material and reservoir geometry of bituminous overlays, wooden bridge preservation treatment, penetrating sealers for reinforced concrete bridge decks, underwater bridge inspection practices, infrared imaging of subsurface of concrete bridges, and rolled erosion control products for roadside maintenance.
The aim of Part 3 of the Austroads Guide to Asset Management (Asset Strategies) is to provide guidance on the frameworks and principles of asset strategies. Asset strategies articulate the proposed management of the capacity, condition and use of road system assets to achieve the level of road system performance which is acceptable, affordable and sustainable to meet the needs of stakeholders and the community. The focus of Part 3 is to assist road agencies to develop performance-driven asset management strategies which achieve community-driven outcomes. The Guide presents an integrated strategy framework comprising: an overarching road system management strategy, a road investment strategy, an infrastructure preservation strategy and road use management strategies.
Guide to Asset Management Part 8: Asset valuation and audit | Research ReportAsset Management, Pavement
Asset Valuation and Audit is the title of part 8 of the Austroads Guide to Asset Management. It provides a comprehensive guidance for asset managers in the road industry. Part 8 Asset Valuation and Audit provides guidance on how to undertake an asset valuation to assist the asset manager with long-term asset and financial management requirements, how an auditor undertakes an audit of infrastructure and how to present information on financial sustainability of the agency to external stakeholders and other customers by use of public reports and other media. Part 8 Asset Valuation and Audit complements the Australian Infrastructure Financial Management Guidelines published by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.
Guide to Asset Management Part 2: Community and stakeholder requirements | Research ReportAsset Management, Pavement
This document is part 2 of Guide to Asset Management, and provides guidance on how community and stakeholder requirements can and should influence asset management undertaken by road agencies. As roads are provided as a service to the community, community and stakeholder requirements are the means by which that service is defined. Only through the identification, translation and integration of these requirements (as appropriate) into organisational and asset objectives can road agencies target resources effectively to deliver that service. The direction and clarity provided by an effective framework for understanding community benefits and expectations (i.e. requirements), aids in the development of policies and strategies related to road asset management and performance. With an emphasis on current Australian and New Zealand practice this part provides: 1. an understanding of why it is important to have community and stakeholder input to asset management; 2. an overview of issues and approaches to obtaining and considering community and stakeholder requirements for asset management; 3. advice on how to establish and link community and stakeholder requirements to road agency outcomes. (a) PDF available for purchase.
This electronic circular contains papers presented at the 12th AASHTO-TRB Maintenance Management Conference. The papers address the following topics: maintenance quality assurance; performance-based contracting and asset management; bridge monitoring and planning; pavement performance and preservation programs; outsourcing and safety issues; management systems: data collection, maximizing resources, and pavement knowledge base; workforce development; management aspects of winter services; and environmental assets, vegetation inventory, and maintenance issues in design and construction. The objective of the maintenance management conference series is to provide a forum every three to four years for the exchange of new ideas and developments in the maintenance and operations management of transportation facilities.
An Asset-Management Framework for the Interstate Highway System | Research ReportAsset Management, Bridge, Pavement
This report presents a practical framework for applying asset-management principles and practices to managing Interstate Highway System (IHS) investments. The IHS is a national asset; as a system it serves a very large share of the nation's highway transportation demand, disproportionate to the system's share of the nation's highway mileage. A major challenge in managing this asset lies in developing usable management principles and strategies that can be accepted and applied by the varied government agencies that share responsibility for the IHS. These principles and strategies draw on the growing body of experience in transportation asset management, but are intended to respond to the unique challenge of the IHS. The report describes the scope of the challenge and presents specific asset-management practices that may be adapted to IHS management. This work will be useful to state government officials and others responsible for preparing, administering, and executing management plans for highway networks that include elements on the IHS and other systems of national significance.
The Wellington City Council's 2009 Transport Asset Management Plan Summary includes sections on levels of service, future demand, lifecycle management, a financial summary, asset management practices, and plan improvement and monitoring. The document provides additional notes for the sections and subsections, including a description of the topics covered, the scope of the topic, and information needed to complete the section.