Asset Management

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Whether you need occasional assistance facilitating meetings of your steering committee, or more technical assistance in the development of a Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP), we have the experience, knowledge, and objectivity needed to help your agency meet the requirements, and the spirit, of the federal legislation.

 

We have all of the expertise your agency needs to meet the requirements in the final TAM Rule:

  • Life cycle planning
  • Risk management
  • Financial plan development
  • External stakeholder outreach and coordination
  • Performance gap analysis
  • Cross-asset trade-off
  • TAMP development and implementation
  • Organizational capacity development
  • TAM process implementation

 

Is your agency developing a TAMP in-house? We offer services that can support and enhance your efforts:

  • Work plan development
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Process reviews
  • Change management strategy development
  • Training

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APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

 

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

 

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

 

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

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Locations

Get in touch

APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

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  • Minnesota DOT TAMP

    champaign illinois pavement management system data collection

    Transportation Asset Management Plan Development for the Minnesota Department of Transportation

     

    In 2012, Federal highway legislation commonly known as MAP-21, was enacted to provide funding for transportation programs and establish a performance-based Federal highway program. The legislation included a requirement for States to develop “a risk-based asset management plan for the National Highway System to improve or preserve the condition of the assets and the performance of the system.” The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has been very active in asset management nationally and in applying asset management concepts to its decision processes. Due to their past success with transportation asset management (TAM), MnDOT wanted to develop a transportation asset management plan (TAMP) that exceeds the expectations outlined in MAP-21. We were selected to assist the Department with the development of their first TAMP.

     

    We are conducting plan scoping, coordinating work groups, conducting a technical analysis, and setting performance targets in order to develop a TAMP that formalizes and documents the following key information:

    • Defined levels of service or performance targets.
    • Current condition or performance of assets.
    • Risk-based tradeoff analysis within and among selected asset types.
    • Identification of lower cost strategies for managing assets through their life cycle.
    • Impact of investment scenarios for both capital needs and operations and maintenance budgets for each asset type.
    • Development of longer term operations/maintenance investment plans for identified asset types.
    • Identification of data needs moving forward.

     

  • NCHRP Gap Analysis Tool

    NCHRP 08-90 Transportation Asset Management Gap Analysis Tool

     

    The use of asset management principles in state highway agencies (SHAs) has become increasingly important as those agencies respond to increasing demands on the highway system and demands for improved transparency and accountability in agency decisions. Asset management provides a framework for using performance data to make sound investment decisions that are aligned with the agency’s strategic objectives. To help identify and prioritize changes that are needed to support asset management in a transportation agency, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published the Transportation Asset Management Guide - A Focus on Implementation. The Guide describes the use of a gap analysis as an objective and structured process for evaluating current and desired asset management practices and to identify priorities for actions that are needed to achieve agency goals. When the Guide was developed, a prototype of a tool was developed to support the use of a gap analysis by SHAs. However, the original tool was developed based on experience in New Zealand rather than the U.S. and was not easily modifiable. To remedy these difficulties, the National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) selected us to develop a new gap analysis tool that is more intuitive, well described, user-friendly, and applicable for transportation practitioners and decision-makers in the United States.

     

    To determine the capabilities needed in the improved tool, we are conducting a literature and process review. The data from these activities enables us to develop helpful guidelines for conducting a gap analysis and an intuitive and user-friendly gap analysis spreadsheet tool that is relevant to transportation asset management in the United States. The gap analysis spreadsheet tool will be made available to SHAs through AASHTO and outreach activities such as webinars and workshops. National Highway Institute (NHI) courses will be used to promote the tool’s use as well.

  • FHWA Asset Management Expert Task Group

    FHWA Asset Management Expert Task Group

     

    Since the formation of the Office of Asset Management in 1999 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), interest and enthusiasm in transportation asset management has been growing. To further develop the area of asset management, the FHWA established an Asset Management Expert Task Group (ETG). We were selected to work with the FHWA, through a contract with SAIC, to establish the ETG and facilitate the ETG meetings and web conferences. We have also been responsible for preparing several articles on asset management for FHWA's publication FOCUS.

     

    One of the main goals of the ETG is to establish an Asset Management Strategic Implementation Plan that recognizes some of the technical, organizational, and institutional issues that impact the use of asset management principles. The Plan identifies gaps between desired and actual practice and develops goals and strategies for addressing the gaps and advancing the state-of-the-practice.

     

    We are also spearheading the outreach activities sponsored by the ETG, which includes the development and delivery of outreach activities involving a variety of delivery methods. For example, we are conducting a series of Asset Management Book Club webinars addressing each of the chapters in the AASHTO Guide. In addition, the project team is developing a “Quick Guide” as a supplement to the AASHTO Guide. We are also developing a PowerPoint presentation and video targeted at Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers, as well as a 1-day workshop on financial sustainability.

Locations

APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

 

Recent projects

  • Minnesota DOT TAMP

    champaign illinois pavement management system data collection

    Transportation Asset Management Plan Development for the Minnesota Department of Transportation

     

    In 2012, Federal highway legislation commonly known as MAP-21, was enacted to provide funding for transportation programs and establish a performance-based Federal highway program. The legislation included a requirement for States to develop “a risk-based asset management plan for the National Highway System to improve or preserve the condition of the assets and the performance of the system.” The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has been very active in asset management nationally and in applying asset management concepts to its decision processes. Due to their past success with transportation asset management (TAM), MnDOT wanted to develop a transportation asset management plan (TAMP) that exceeds the expectations outlined in MAP-21. We were selected to assist the Department with the development of their first TAMP.

     

    We are conducting plan scoping, coordinating work groups, conducting a technical analysis, and setting performance targets in order to develop a TAMP that formalizes and documents the following key information:

    • Defined levels of service or performance targets.
    • Current condition or performance of assets.
    • Risk-based tradeoff analysis within and among selected asset types.
    • Identification of lower cost strategies for managing assets through their life cycle.
    • Impact of investment scenarios for both capital needs and operations and maintenance budgets for each asset type.
    • Development of longer term operations/maintenance investment plans for identified asset types.
    • Identification of data needs moving forward.

     

  • NCHRP Gap Analysis Tool

    NCHRP 08-90 Transportation Asset Management Gap Analysis Tool

     

    The use of asset management principles in state highway agencies (SHAs) has become increasingly important as those agencies respond to increasing demands on the highway system and demands for improved transparency and accountability in agency decisions. Asset management provides a framework for using performance data to make sound investment decisions that are aligned with the agency’s strategic objectives. To help identify and prioritize changes that are needed to support asset management in a transportation agency, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published the Transportation Asset Management Guide - A Focus on Implementation. The Guide describes the use of a gap analysis as an objective and structured process for evaluating current and desired asset management practices and to identify priorities for actions that are needed to achieve agency goals. When the Guide was developed, a prototype of a tool was developed to support the use of a gap analysis by SHAs. However, the original tool was developed based on experience in New Zealand rather than the U.S. and was not easily modifiable. To remedy these difficulties, the National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) selected us to develop a new gap analysis tool that is more intuitive, well described, user-friendly, and applicable for transportation practitioners and decision-makers in the United States.

     

    To determine the capabilities needed in the improved tool, we are conducting a literature and process review. The data from these activities enables us to develop helpful guidelines for conducting a gap analysis and an intuitive and user-friendly gap analysis spreadsheet tool that is relevant to transportation asset management in the United States. The gap analysis spreadsheet tool will be made available to SHAs through AASHTO and outreach activities such as webinars and workshops. National Highway Institute (NHI) courses will be used to promote the tool’s use as well.

  • FHWA Asset Management Expert Task Group

    FHWA Asset Management Expert Task Group

     

    Since the formation of the Office of Asset Management in 1999 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), interest and enthusiasm in transportation asset management has been growing. To further develop the area of asset management, the FHWA established an Asset Management Expert Task Group (ETG). We were selected to work with the FHWA, through a contract with SAIC, to establish the ETG and facilitate the ETG meetings and web conferences. We have also been responsible for preparing several articles on asset management for FHWA's publication FOCUS.

     

    One of the main goals of the ETG is to establish an Asset Management Strategic Implementation Plan that recognizes some of the technical, organizational, and institutional issues that impact the use of asset management principles. The Plan identifies gaps between desired and actual practice and develops goals and strategies for addressing the gaps and advancing the state-of-the-practice.

     

    We are also spearheading the outreach activities sponsored by the ETG, which includes the development and delivery of outreach activities involving a variety of delivery methods. For example, we are conducting a series of Asset Management Book Club webinars addressing each of the chapters in the AASHTO Guide. In addition, the project team is developing a “Quick Guide” as a supplement to the AASHTO Guide. We are also developing a PowerPoint presentation and video targeted at Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers, as well as a 1-day workshop on financial sustainability.

Locations

APTech Headquarters

115 W. Main Street Suite 400

Urbana, Illinois 61801

(217) 398-3977

 

807 W. Jefferson Street Suite L

Shorewood, Illinois 60404

(815) 609-5250

 

Airport Plaza Office Building

1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264

Reno, Nevada 89502

(775) 345-1999

 

418 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Albany, New York 12207

(217) 398-3977

 

601 Quail Valley Drive

Georgetown, Texas 78626

(512) 222-6444

 

203 N. Washington, Suite 200L

Spokane, Washington 99201

(217) 398-3977

 

1108 Stephenson Lane, Suite 114

Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

(608) 620-1776

Get in touch

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