Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Asset Management has formed the Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group (TAM ETG) as a forum to discuss changes in the way highway agencies are managing assets. The structure and membership of the TAM ETG were intentionally designed to ensure interaction with key AASHTO and Transportation Research Board committees. The Transportation Asset Management ETG will:
- Outline a framework for financially sustainable infrastructure and service delivery that clarifies connections between asset management, stewardship, risk management, performance management, and long-term financial planning;
- Identify strategies for advancing asset management practice and influencing change within state DOTs and partnering with transportation agencies by addressing gaps in the framework, roles and responsibilities, drivers, tools, and/or workforce skills;
- Provide input to FHWA, AASHTO, and TRB regarding direction, definitions, processes, tools, and templates associated with implementation of state and local transportation asset management plans;
- Develop and implement a plan for communicating the work of the TAM ETG to the transportation community.
Webinars on Asset Management
FHWA with the AASHTO Subcommittee on Asset Management FHWA will conduct webinars on Asset Management topics beginning the summer of 2012. The Subcommittee recommended that the following topics be addressed in future webinars:
- Present the key topics discussed at the "Peer Exchange - Beyond Pavements and Bridges: Transportation Asset Management with a Focus on Safety (2011)"
- Key findings from the 2011 International Study Tour on Managing Pavements, Managing Performance
- Webinar focused on presenting the results from NCHRP 43-01, "Use of Transportation Asset Management Principles in State Highway Agencies,"
- Webinar on Reauthorization with regard to Asset Management; however, may need to wait until it is approved.
- Follow-up of the TRB Event 185, Successful Asset Management Business Models and Barriers to their Implementation.