Transportation Asset Management Case Studies
The Arizona Experience
Is It Worth It?
Improving the availability of timely and accurate information is imperative for ADOT's future infrastructure management practices to offset the staffing shortage that is predicted throughout the agency over the next few years. As younger staff are tasked with meeting the demands of a growing population, experience and precedence will be replaced by information and technology as the bases for important decisions.
The sole purpose of the AIDW is to "deliver the right information in the right amount to the right people at the right time." When fully implemented, the AIDW will provide ADOT, its planning partners, and the Arizona legislature the ability to answer questions like these:
ADOT's data warehouse will deliver the right information in the right amount to the right person at the right time.
- How much money was spent in a county for pavement preservation in the past two years?
- What was the impact on congestion of opening a major loop segment?
- What was the total cost of widening a corridor?
- What was the total cost of scope changes made during implementation of the capital program?
- How much money has been spent on studies and pre-design work for projects that were not implemented?
The ability to answer these types of questions will enable ADOT to defend transportation budgets and communicate consequences, measure and monitor business practices and proactively address problems, align business practices with agency goals and objectives, and make more efficient and effective resource allocation decisions.