Transportation Asset Management for Local Government Agencies: Threshold Levels and Best Practice Guide

Title: Transportation Asset Management for Local Government Agencies: Threshold Levels and Best Practice Guide
Author: Bernardin Jr, Vincent L
Publication Date: May 2006
Dewey Decimal Number: 388.068
Call Record: DIGITAL      388.068  Bernardin  2006

Title:

Transportation Asset Management for Local Government Agencies: Threshold Levels and Best Practice Guide
Cover of Transportation Asset Management for Local Government Agencies: Threshold Levels and Best Practice Guide

Accession Number:

01033218

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

University of Wisconsin
2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
Madison, WI 53706 USA

Abstract:

The Federal Highway Administration defines transportation asset management as “a systematic process of operating, maintaining, and upgrading infrastructure cost-effectively.” The objective of this report is to help county and municipal-level agencies implement transportation asset management techniques. The report represents a synthesis of the current literature on asset management relevant to local governments as well as a significant contribution to the subject. The report represents an important reference and resource for local government agencies and functions as a synthesis by (1) reviewing and representing the concepts, strategies and tools of asset management, (2) identifying other important transportation asset management references and resources for local agencies, and (3) documenting the successful implementation of asset management techniques by local governments. The report makes important new contributions to the field by (4) identifying strategies, such as coordinated maintenance and group purchasing, particularly important for asset management at the local levels, (5) reviewing commercially available software tools, (6) recommending standards of practice for agencies of various sizes, and (7) identifying future work important to advancing the state of the practice of asset management at the local government level. The report was based upon an extensive review of both the academic and professional literature, including online/web resources; a review and meta-analysis of surveys of local agencies on the topic of transportation asset management supplemented by a new, limited survey; a survey of software vendors providing asset management software to county and municipal governments; and the input of practitioners and experts in the field.

Supplemental Notes:

Report Date: March 31, 2006; Front Cover Date: May 2006. This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.

Report/Paper Numbers:

MRUTC 05-01
Project 05-01

Contract Numbers:

DTRS99-G-0005 (Grant)

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Northwestern University, Evanston

Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
Evanston, IL 60201 USA

Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

University of Wisconsin
2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
Madison, WI 53706 USA

Research and Special Programs Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Authors:

Bernardin Jr, Vincent L
Durango-Cohen, Pablo
Czepiel, Edward J

Pagination:

130p

Publication Date:

2006-5

Edition:

Research Report

Period Covered:

10/04 – 03/06

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Appendices (2) ; Bibliography; Figures (7) ; Maps (1) ; References; Tables (16)

Subject Areas:

Administration and Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General); I10: Economics and Administration; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning
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