​​Transit Asset Management

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Transit Asset Management (TAM) final rule and a notice finalizing the expansion of the National Transit Database asset inventory reporting requirements in July 2016.  The TAM rule requires FTA grantees to develop asset management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment, and other infrastructure. A considerable amount of information is available on FTA's website about TAM, including the draft Guidebook to determine facility conditions and the Asset Management Guide (and template) for small providers. 

With an understanding of the complexities of implementing the final TAM Rule, the MTAP Steering Committee is assisting state DOTs through in-person and online technical assistance workshops for MTAP members. This effort will allow MTAP members to share their expertise and experiences in implementing the final TAM rule. 

On this webpage, the MTAP will provide access to the information and materials to assist members with TAM implementation, especially the information and materials used during the workshops. Feel free to contact Richard Price, Program Specialist, MTAP at rprice@aashto.org or by phone at (202) 624-5813 with any questions about the information and materials on this webpage or about future "technology transfer" sessions.

Workshop Webinar (March 8, 2017)

    1. Do you currently have state-of-good repair targets?
    2. For revenue and service vehicles, did/will you use the following:
    3. When you set your initial SGR targets, did you have information on the condition for all of your sub-recipients’ facilities?
    4. If NO, how will you obtain that information? Most state DOTs are expected to approach this one of three ways.
    5. If you answered NO, when do you think you will have this information for all facilities?
    6. Have you looked at FTA’s Facility Condition Assessment Guide and will you consider using it?
    7. How will you or did you involve plan participants in initial target setting?
    8. How much do you anticipate your SGR targets will change when you do this again in 2018?
    9. Have you started to discuss the new FTA NTD inventory requirements (new as of last July) for your sub-recipients?
    10. Does your state plan to reach out to MPOs to discuss the new rules?
    11. How will your state’s MPOs work together with urban transit agencies on target setting, TAM plans and project prioritization?
    12. Are (will) you or your rural sub-recipients working with RPAs on the TAM Plan, Project prioritization and Initial target setting?
    13. Are you interacting with state DOT staff responsible for STIP development regarding the rules?

Workshop Handouts (November 30, 2016​)

Other Helpful Materials