Transit State of Good Repair: Beginning the Dialogue

On August 13, 2008, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) convened a two-day workshop to consider the state of good repair (SGR) needs of the nation’s rail and bus transit rolling stock and infrastructure. Specific issues considered by the workshop included: How should state of good repair be defined and measured? What is the current condition of the nation’s transit capital assets? What level of investment is required to attain SGR, and how does this compare with existing funding? How are local agencies addressing their SGR needs? How can preventive maintenance, asset management and alternative financing approaches help agencies attain SGR? What should the federal role in SGR be? The papers prepared for the workshop address each of these questions, provide background on the current understanding of the underlying issues, and then encourage the reader to consider alternate approaches or solutions to these issues. This report updates each of the papers and presents key observations from the SGR workshop.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01143737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2009 2:47PM