Transportation Asset Management Case Studies
Economics in Asset Management, The Florida Experience
Commitment to the Full Potential of Asset Management
Over the next several years, Hillsborough County will continue its effort to apply Asset Management methods to its transportation and stormwater infrastructure programs. The ultimate goal will be to use HAMS to plan a continuously updated, multidecade preventive maintenance and prioritized replacement program based on engineering, economic, and safety criteria. This goal has already been attained, in significant part, with the greatly improved budgeting and maintenance procedures enabled by the system's current capabilities.
Ultimately, the goal is to use HAMS to plan a continuously updated, multidecade preventive maintenance and prioritized replacement program based on engineering, economic, and safety criteria.
The effort to reach the overall goal will take place at several levels:
- Integrate additional management systems into the HAMS framework. As already noted, the IPMIS will be linked into HAMS. Other systems, such as the crash-reporting database, will be tied to HAMS through the GIS base map link.
- Incorporate more economic analysis tools into the HAMS framework. HAMS facilitates economic applications by providing current and accurate data on infrastructure assets. These and other data are used with economic analysis tools to decide on optimal preventive maintenance for assets and to evaluate new investment options. In time, such tools will be fully integrated into HAMS.
- Develop information management systems for other county departments and link these systems into HAMS. Likely departments include Water; Parks, Recreation, and Conservation; Planning and Growth Management; and Housing and Community Code Enforcement. Thus, the Water Department could easily access HAMS for information on roadways that overlie water mains, and the Public Works Department could coordinate its resurfacing plans with expected water main repairs.