Return on Investment in Transportation Asset Management Systems and Practices

This report presents a critical review of generally beneficial results state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other agencies have achieved from implementing computer-based transportation asset management (TAM) systems. Such systems support facility development and maintenance decision making by facilitating use of meaningful information to analyze economic and financial consequences of alternative design, operations, and maintenance practices. Adopting transportation asset management systems requires investments in staff effort and often institutional change, as well as funds for decision-support software and information management. The research team reviewed the literature, current DOT TAM practices, and TAM systems currently in use, then collected information from several participating DOTs to estimate the returns on investment (ROIs) of the agencies’ investments in TAM systems. After the analysis methodology was documented and described in a manner that could be given to others to apply, the research team validated its application with another DOT and subsequently refined the explanations that are presented in the report.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 182p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309446761
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-100
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2018 1:32PM