Integrating Asset Management into the Metropolitan Planning Process: A Peer Exchange

This report summarizes the proceedings of Integrating Asset Management into the Metropolitan Planning Process, a peer exchange organized by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Asset Management and Office of Planning. It was held in Traverse City, Michigan on July 18-19, 2006. The goal of the peer exchange was to bring representatives from state departments of transportation (DOTs) together with representatives of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to discuss the use of asset management techniques in the metropolitan planning process. Participants were chosen to ensure a diverse group, with representatives for all parts of the country as well as from jurisdictions of various sizes. In addition, participants were chosen to bring together representatives with a range of experience in asset management. Key themes discussed were as follows: MPOs and Asset Management; The Benefits of Asset Management; Types of Assets; Performance Measures; and Common Challenges in Integrating Asset Management into the Planning Process. Following the presentations, the peer exchange participants discussed next steps that can be taken by the FHWA and other organizations to address some of the challenges in integrating asset management into the MPOs' planning and programming processes. The next steps included the following: Research ways to involve MPOs in asset management; Document and publicize the benefits of asset management; and Improve the practice of asset management through research.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 01045868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HEP-07-013
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2007 11:27AM