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Relationships Between Asset Management and Travel Demand:
Findings and Recommendations from Four State DOT Site Visits

Appendix E: North Carolina DOT Pre-Interview Survey Response

Contact Information

  1. State: NORTH CAROLINA
  2. Agency Name: NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NCDOT)
  3. Primary Asset Management Contact Person & Contact Information:
  4. Please identify contacts within each DOT division / group with asset management responsibilities, if relevant, that we can meet with to discuss your asset management program. Alternatively, if all TAM responsibilities are housed within a single, "stand-alone" group, please indicate below. Not all rows need be completed if there are no relevant contacts.
    North Carolina Department of Transportation Asset Management Contacts
    DivisionContact NamePosition/
    Title
    PhoneE-mailEstimated Time
    DOH Preconstruction - Transportation Planning Branch (TPB)Mike BruffBranch Manager919.733.4705Mbruff@dot.state.nc.us1
    TPB - Systems PlanningJamal AlaviSupervisor919.715.5482 x393jalavi@dot.state.nc.us3
    Alpesh PatelTE III919.715.5482 x382agpatel@dot.state.nc.us
    TPB - Traffic SurveyKent TaylorState Traffic Survey Engineer919.212.4550kltaylor@dot.state.nc.us0.5
    TPB - SW Model R&DRhett FussellSupervisor919.715.5482 x 373rfussell@dot.state.nc.us2
    TPB - Divisional UnitsAlena CookW. Unit Head919.715.5737 x70arcook@dot.state.nc.us1
    Travis MarshallE. Unit Head919.733.4705 x41tmarshall@dot.state.nc.us
    DOH Preconstruction - TESSB - Safety Systems ManagementBrian MayhewTraffic Safety Systems Engineer919.715.7818bmayhew@dot.state.nc.us0.5
    DOH Preconstruction - TESSB - Congestion ManagementJames DunlopCongestion Management Engineer919.250.4151jdunlop@dot.state.nc.us1
    Planning - Program Development (TIP)Calvin LeggettManager919.733.2031cleggett@dot.state.nc.us2
    A.L. AvantAssociate Manager, TIP919.733.2039aavant@dot.state.nc.us
    DOH Operations - Asset ManagementLacy LoveDirector919.733.2330llove@dot.state.nc.us1
    Asset Management - PavementJudith Corley-LayState Pavement Management Engineer919.250.4094jlay@dot.state.nc.us1
    Asset Management - State RoadsJ.P BrandenburgState Road Maintenance Engineer919.733.3725jbrandenburg@dot.state.nc.us1
    Asset Management - Secondary RoadsDelbert RoddenberrySecondary Roads Manager919.733.3250droddenberry@dot.state.nc.us1

Demographic Information

  1. Population (est. 2005):
    8,682,066 - http://demog.state.nc.us/
  2. Population growth (1990-2000 or 2005):
    http://demog.state.nc.us/
    April 2000 = 8,049,313
    April 1990 = 6,632,448
    Between 1990 and 2000, North Carolina experienced population growth of 1,416,865 people OR a percent change increase of 21.40%
  3. Population projected annual growth rate:
    Approximately 1.5% per year to the year 2030. North Carolina population expected to equal 12 million by 2030.
    "Between April 2000 and April 2030, North Carolina's population is expected to grow by 4.020 million people (50.0 percent), reaching 12.067 million by the end of the thirty year period. Over 61 percent of this growth, 2.479 million people, will be the result of net migration into the state" - http://demog.state.nc.us/
  4. Urban/rural population split: http://www.census.org/
    April 2000 split (latest available according to State Demographer):
    Rural Pop = 3,199,831 = 40%
    Urban Pop = 4,849,482 = 60%
  5. # of MPOs as of 2006: 17
General Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Information
  1. Please provide a current organization chart for your state's DOT (URL or hard copy attached to the end of this survey).
    - provide hard copy to Booz Allen via Sandy Nance
  2. Do you have examples of reports/materials/analyses produced by or for your asset management function (specifically, documentation on your asset management program)?
    - answers to questions 11 and 12 provided by Lacy Love
  3. Coverage: What facilities / assets are covered by your asset management program/systems?
    Facility TypeYesNoComments
    State highway agency-owned highways   
    County, town, township, or municipally-owned highways   
    Other jurisdiction-owned highways   
    Federal agency-owned highways   
    Bridges and tunnels   
    Other transportation facilities (e.g., operations centers, VMS, traffic signals, etc.)   
    Other transportation-related facilities (e.g., travel centers, rest stops, drainage, etc.)   
    Facilities serving non-highway travel modes (rail, ports, air, transit, space)   
    Other   
    Other   
General Travel Demand Information
  1. Please identify those DOT divisions / groups that collect, forecast, analyze, or make other uses of highway travel demand measures (including VMT, AADT, ton-miles, or other measures). Not all rows need be completed if there are no relevant contacts.
    North Carolina Department of Transportation Highway Travel Demand Contacts
    DivisionContact NamePosition/
    Title
    PhoneE-mail
    PlanningMike BruffManager, Transportation Planning(919) 733-4705Mbruff@dot.state.nc.us
    Planning - Traffic Survey GroupKent TaylorState Traffic Survey Engineer(919) 212-4550kltaylor@dot.state.nc.us
    Statistics / Performance MeasurementNot Applicable   
    OperationsLacy LoveDirector of Asset Management(919) 733-2330llove@dot.state.nc.us
    Bill RosserDirector of Field Operations(919)715-5662brosser@dot.state.nc.us
    MaintenanceLacy LoveDirector of Asset Management(919) 733-2330llove@dot.state.nc.us
    Jennifer BrandenburgState Road Maintenance Engineer(919) 733-3725JBrandenburg@dot.state.nc.us
    Finance / Budgeting / ProgrammingCalvin LeggettManager Program Development919.733.2031cleggett@dot.state.nc.us
    Missy DickensStaff Engineer919.733.2039mdickens@dot.state.nc.us
    ITNot Applicable   
    Project Delivery / Design / ConstructionSteve DeWittDirector of Construction(919) 715-4458sdewitt@dot.state.nc.us
    Region or Division OfficesBill RosserDirector of Field Operations(919) 715-5662brosser@dot.state.nc.us
    SafetyKevin LacyState Traffic Engineer(919) 733-3915jklacy@dot.state.nc.us
    CommunicationsErnie SenacaDir Public Information Office(919) 733-2522eseneca@dot.state.nc.us
    Lisa CrawleyPublic Relations Officer(919) 733-2522lcrawley@dot.state.nc.us
    Other - GIS UnitLC SmithDirector of GIS(919) 212-6001lcsmith@dot.state.nc.us
    Hardee CoxData Compilation Manager(919)212-6001hcox@dot.state.nc.us
  2. Travel Demand Measurement: Please identify the primary measures of travel demand (either current or projected) currently gathered by your agency.
    Measures of Current Travel Demand
    MeasureYesNoComments
    VMTX Reported annually after HPMS data provided to FHWA. Note: Statewide reporting procedure needs to be updated. GIS unit maintains and reports this information per county and for entire state.
    AADTX Primary system is collected every year unless entire county falls under an urban area. Urban area counts split b/w odd and even years. Interstates counted every year. Secondary roads are every 2 years.
    Ton-miles XNCDOT does not collect. Referenced info found at BTS and FAF websites supported by FHWA
    Vehicle ownershipX DMV maintains vehicle registration records - currently over 7 million registered vehicles in the state
    Other   
    Other   
    Other   
    Measures of Future Projected Travel Demand
    MeasureYesNoComments
    VMTX Projections to years 2010, 2020, 2030 have been made by GIS unit for each county. Based solely on historical trend.
    AADTX Traffic forecasts are developed for projects throughout the state to help determine project scope, design/traffic operation decisions, and environmental/social impacts
    Ton-milesX Currently developing a statewide truck travel demand model to ascertain impacts of truck movement on congestion, level of service. Model output will be input for another study on truck profiles, vehicle class and impacts of overweight trucks to pavement/bridges. Ton-miles, tonnage, commodity by value data expected from FHWA late July/early August
    Vehicle ownership XNo reported predictions are made on vehicle registration
    Other   
    Other   
    Other   
  3. Travel Demand Measure Usage: Please identify specific ways in which travel demand measures (either current or projected) are currently used in your asset management program or for other purposes such as planning, programming, or maintenance activities.
    Measures of Current Travel Demand
    MeasureComments
    VMTMostly used in charts/graphs to show increasing level of demand on system vs. slower growth of revenue. Disparity b/w VMT and revenue has lead to policy discussions with Board of Transportation and outreach to public to seek new ways to fund transportation (October 2005)
    AADTFuture projected more important for planning/programming
    Ton-milesNot used in planning
    Vehicle ownershipRole in trip generation in travel demand models - trip generating capacity tied to income for housing and commercial vehicle info collected for employment
    Other 
    Other 
    Other 
    Measures of Future Projected Travel Demand
    MeasureComments
    VMTSame issue as current but further disparity in the future between VMT and revenue
    AADTTraffic forecasts are developed for projects throughout the state to help determine project scope, design/traffic operation decisions, and environmental/social impacts
    Ton-milesIf initiatives mentioned under "comments" section of Q 14 are used and emphasized, ton mile measurement could have impact on improved strategy to address infrastructure maintenance and enforcement of overweight trucks
    Vehicle ownership
    Other
    Other
    Other
Self-assessment
  1. My state DOT:
     AgreeNeutral/ Don't KnowDisagreeComments
    Performs a statewide travel demand forecast or survey at regular intervals (e.g., annual VMT estimates)X - not a forecast but an annual VMT calculation based on ADT and historical information.   
    Performs a statewide long-range transportation infrastructure planX - current Plan was adopted in 2004, Board of Transportation recommends Plan be updated every 2 years   
    Performs statewide long-range transportation financial planningX - DOT performs cash forecasting via Financial Management Division. Forecasts are:
    • 1 year
    • 36 month
    • 8 year forecasts
       
    Includes long-range infrastructure planning as part of the asset management processStatewide Plan outlines investment goals under three areas of system improvement - Maintenance/Pres., Modernization, Expansion. Transportation Plans for local areas generally focus on capacity, operational and safety improvements not maintenance   
    Includes long-range financial planning as part of the asset management processRecent example of Moving Ahead program allowed use of cash balances in trust funds to be applied towards maintenance/traffic operational improvement projects   
    Includes operations and maintenance as part of the asset management processX - just starting new Highway Performance Based Management overseen by Operations   
    Includes travel demand forecasting as part of the asset management processX - will have some role in LOS standards instituted under Highway Performance Based Management   
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