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Table of Contents

  1. OVERVIEW
  2. I. INTRODUCTION
  3. II. HOW DO I IMPLEMENT ASSET MANAGEMENT?
    1. Step 1: Create an Inventory of What You Have - A Transportation Asset Inventory
    2. Step 2: Define Asset Management Scope
    3. Step 3: Prepare Your Organization for Asset Management
    4. Step 4: Develop the Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP)
    5. Step 5: Use Tools and Techniques to Implement Asset Management
  4. III. ASSET MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX
  5. IV. CHECKLIST
  6. V. FROM INDIAN COUNTRY
    1. Navajo Nation
    2. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  7. APPENDIX A: FOR FURTHER READING
  8. APPENDIX B: ASSET MANAGEMENT QUIZ

List of figures

Figure 1: Transportation Decisionmaking: Information Tools for Tribal Governments

Figure 2: Practice While You Learn!

Figure 3: Steps in an Asset Management Program

Figure 4: Preventive Maintenance versus Replacement Approach

Figure 5: Example Asset Management Champion Job Description

Figure 6: Typical Components of an Asset Management System

Figure 7: Photos Inventorying Current Conditions in the Crystal Chapter Pilot Asset Inventory

Figure 8: Navajo Nation Crystal Chapter Transportation Asset Management Infrastructures

List of tables

Table 1. Example of Asset List

Table 2. Transportation Asset Management Plan Content Example

OVERVIEW

You are participating in a training session sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It is part of a continuing educational series designed for tribal governments entitled Transportation Decisionmaking: Information Tools for Tribal Governments.

The series offers modules in transportation planning, transportation programming, intergovernmental relations, safety and asset management. This is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Training Modules for Tribal Transportation Decisionmaking[1]

Each of the training modules is laid out in this graphic of the training module series. At the top of the image is the Introduction to Planning module. Below are three modules, Developing a Long-Range Transportation Plan, Data Collection and Use, and Public Involvement, aligned in a row labeled “planning.” Underneath these modules are two more, Tribal Consultation and Partnering and Leveraging aligned in a row labeled “Tribal Intergovernmental Relations.” Below them are four modules, Developing the Transportation Improvement Program, Funding Resources, Financial Planning, and Project Prioritization, aligned in a row labeled “programming.” In the bottom-most row, labeled “other elements,” are the remaining two modules, Safety and Asset Management. All of the modules are encompassed in a large circle with the rows labeled just outside.

This module topic is Asset Management. Let's begin!

Updated: 12/19/2013
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