Transportation Asset Performance
Transportation Asset Performance (TAP) is the use of Transportation Asset Management (TAM) and Transportation Performance Management (TPM) principles and Federal requirements to achieve an optimized transportation system through cyclical reporting and ongoing data evaluation and analysis.
With State DOTs consistently meeting all the TAM and TPM regulatory requirements, FHWA is looking to benefit from performance outcomes by more closely aligning the two programs. FHWA is calling this alignment of TAM and TPM "Transportation Asset Performance" or TAP. This alignment will not create any new requirements for the two programs. By aligning the TAM and TPM programs under the TAP team, we will be able to use the information and experience from each program to better manage both transportation assets and transportation performance, and provide a more complete, consistent picture of the highway system.