The mission of the Asset Management team is to provide leadership and expertise in the systematic management of highway infrastructure assets. The Team has three key responsibilities:
- Provide national leadership in asset management principles for highway program administration;
- Develop asset management policies for management of physical assets and system preservation; and
- Partner with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), other FHWA offices, and others to conduct nationwide programs.
In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Asset Management team serves as an advocate for system preservation, management of physical assets such as pavements, bridges, signs, culverts, guardrail, traffic signals, ITS equipment, etc. This also includes technology development, outreach, and partnering initiatives. The vision of the Asset Management team is that all States effectively use asset management principles to manage and allocate resources to improve our Nation's transportation system performance. Asset Management is a way of doing business.