Fix It, Sign It, or Close It: State of Good Repair in an Era of Budget Constraints

Fix It, Sign It, or Close It: State of Good Repair in an Era of Budget Constraints

The condition of the transportation infrastructure in the United States is an issue of national importance. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and transit agencies are facing tough choices with limited finances. These transportation agencies are having to make decisions about how and when to keep the assets safely open to the public. Transportation agencies that are recipients of federal formula grant dollars may need the funding agency to be involved in any decision to repair the asset(s) or whether to improve, rebuild, or close them.

Research is needed on the legal ramifications to transportation agencies that are faced with deciding whether to repair, improve, or rebuild assets that are in poor repair.


Infrastructure Assets: Transit Assets
Resource Types: Research Report
Management Processes: Resource Allocation, Risk Management
Project Number:
TCRP J-05/Topic 18-05

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