Tennessee DOT Transportation Asset Management Gap Analysis and Implementation Plan

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is to enable the safe and efficient movement of people and goods by fostering a robust multimodal transportation system, including highways, airports, public transit, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, railroads, and navigable waterways. To further this mission, TDOT is committed to integrating a risk-based asset management approach into its business practices, the primary objective being to improve the management of its transportation assets over time, increase transparency in agency decision-making, and promote accountability with Tennessee taxpayers. Of critical importance, the approach will allow the department to transition to policy-driven management strategies that clearly define what assets need to be improved, timeframes for effective improvement, and realistic priorities for the department given available revenues. In support of the improvement process, TDOT conducted a transportation asset management (TAM) gap assessment for highway assets as part of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) project. The FHWA is assisting 15 state DOTs with this type of assessment. TDOT’s objectives for the assessment were to compare current practices with state-of-the-art best practices used in other states, identify and prioritize gaps in these practices, and define a set of activities to address the most significant gaps. This report documents the results of the gap assessment and provides guidance for implementation. TDOT manages a wide range of assets to meet the public’s transportation needs. However, as an initial step, this implementation plan focuses only on TDOT’s bridges and pavements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Plan
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2016 7:59AM