FHWA TAM ETG

FHWA TAM Expert Task Group


The 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.

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About the TAM ETG

The Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group was formed in order to:
  • 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.
The best way to get involved with TAM ETG is through the TAM ETG webinar series. This series for transportation practitioners is designed to provide a practical introduction to topics in asset management. These include: target setting in asset management plans, optimization and cross-asset allocation, network lifecycle analysis, and more.

Past Meetings

March 30 & 31, 2016
The March 30-31, 2016 TAM ETG meeting in Dallas, Texas was hosted by Chris Evilia of the Waco MPO at the North Central Texas Council of Governments conference facility. The meeting included discussion and presentations on a range of topics from perpetuation of the TAM ETG to case studies in TAM implementation in Texas to international TAM activities. Select slides from the meeting are available here. The meeting agenda is also available for download.
April 30 & May 1, 2015
The Asset Management Expert Task Group (ETG) held an in-person meeting April 30 and May 1, 2015 at the headquarters of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The ETG is a joint effort of AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration Office of Asset Management, Pavement and Construction. Attending were ETG members Chris Champion, Chris Evila, Mo Lali, Tim Henkel, Brad Allen, Randy Park, Omar Smadi, Regina Aris, DeLania Hardy and Laura Mester. From FHWA were Nastaran Saadatmand, Francine Shaw-Whitson, Steve Gaj, and Egan Smith. From FTA was Mshadoni Smith. Guests included Dave Johnson of the Washington Area Mass Transit Agency (WAMATA) and Eric Randall of the Washington Council of Governments. Neil Pedersen and Tom Palmerlee of the National Academies also participated. Supporting the ETG were Matt Hardy of AASHTO and consultants Katie Zimmerman and Gordon Proctor. Meeting minutes are available for download.
November 17 & 18, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN
Attending were ETG members Tim Henkel, Laura Mester, Moh Lali, Randy Park, Brad Allen and Chris Evila. From FHWA were Hari Kala, Nastaran Saadatmand, Francine Shaw-Whitson, and Steve Gaj. Neil Pedersen and Tom Palmerlee of the National Academies also participated. Supporting the ETG were Matt Hardy of AASHTO and consultants Katie Zimmerman and Gordon Proctor. Meeting minutes are available for download.
November 5 & 6, 2014 at New York State DOT Hunter's Point Plaza Facility
The TAM ETG covered four general topics including:
  • Identification of topics related to upcoming webinars, PowerPoint presentations and peer exchanges
  • Discussion of white paper topics covering:
    • Strategies for Building Organizational Asset Management Competencies
    • How to Integrate the Asset Management Plans and Objectives into the Planning, Programming, Project-delivery and Maintenance Activities of Agencies
  • MPO consideration in transportation asset management programs
  • Developing a TAM research roadmap
First Name
Last Name
Email
Agency
Designation
Member Type
Tom
Palmerlee
Transportation Research Board
Member
Non-Voting
Laura
Mester
Michigan Department of Transportation
Member
Non-Voting
Omar
Smadi
Iowa State University
Member
Non-Voting
Moh
Lali
Alberta Transportation
Member
Non-Voting
Tim
Henkel
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Member
Non-Voting
DeLania
Hardy
AAMPO
Member
Non-Voting
Matt
Hardy
AASHTO
Member
Non-Voting
Steve
Gaj
Federal Highway Administration
Member
Non-Voting
Chris
Evilia
Waco Metropolitian Planning Organization
Member
Non-Voting
Brad
Allen
New York State Department of Transportation
Member
Non-Voting