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 ETGThe 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.
March 30 & 31, 2016The 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, 2015The 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, MNAttending 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 FacilityThe 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
Transportation Research Board
Michigan Department of Transportation
Iowa State University
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Waco Metropolitian Planning Organization
New York State Department of Transportation
Connected TAM Portal Resources
Developing Human Capital and Organizational Culture to Support Asset Management: A Briefing Paper (TAM ETG)
A Strategic Framework to Support the Implementation of Transportation Asset Management in State Transportation Agencies
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