Perspectives on Reauthorization | Presentation
Discussion of the Transit analysis for the Highway and Transit Conditions and Performance Report to Congress, Revising the Fixed Guideway Modernization Formula, and Implementing a SGR fund designed to sunset in 20 years, linked to SGR planning requirements (an asset management plan)
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority | Presentation
A case study which highlights the importance of asset management and performance management in the context of decision making. The report describes practices by which transportation agencies can effectively integrate data, and use data to drive their decision-making processes, thus increasing efficiency.
Best Approaches to Building An Asset Management System | Presentation
Transportation Choices 2030 | Plan
The New Jersey long range transportation plan describes the state of transportation in NJ, it predicts trends for the future of transportation, and it provides policy directions for how to achieve the state's goals. Working with key partners and public survey, the NJ plan encapsulates the needs and ideas of transportation users from across the state. As of February 2020, this plan is currently under development, and a new draft is expected soon.
Kansas's long range plan provides a vision and framework for the transportation system until 2030. It is guided by three primary principles: system preservation, safer travel, and economic growth. Dealing with the challenges caused by funding shortages and a need to transition to more adaptive decision-making, the long range plan concludes by outlining a series of system-wide recommendations. Most of these recommendations originate from stakeholder meetings conducted by Kansas DOT.
In August 2019, Kansas DOT released a memo briefly describing their plan to update their long range transportation plan and extend the horizon to 2045. Until the new plan is released, the most up-to-date plan is this one from 2008.
Better Practice Guide: Risk Management | Research Report
This report by the Australian Government works as a guide to explain and implement risk management systems within Australian Government agencies. It first contextualizes risk within the Australian Government, and then explains both the foundation and operationalization of effective risk management. While it does provide outlines for these tasks, it should be noted that it is particularly Australia/ New Zealand specific.
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation | Research Report
This report focuses on how climate change will affect transportation infrastructure. It contains a clear assessment of the scientific consensus on climate change and explains how agencies must adapt to the changing climate. The report is divided in six chapters: 1, introduction; 2, review of the current knowledge about climate change; 3, the vulnerability of infrastructure; 4, how climate change affects the transportation industry specifically; 5, adoption strategies; and 6, policy recommendations.
Why Do We Need to Take a Risk Assessment-Based Approach in Road Safety? | Research Report
This study explains why the traditional approach to road safety is inferior to a more modern risk assessment system. Historically, risk on roads were determined by previous crashes. If a crash occurred at a location, that location was assessed to have risk. A superior system, however, is assessing roads for risk based on their design and use before a crash actually occurs. Australia adopted this approach under their Safe System.
Managing Information Risk | Research Report
This guide by Her Majesty’s Government seeks to highlight specific topics related to the management of information risk. It first defines and explains the idea of information risk. It follows this by then explaining all of the different issues such as lack of comprehensive oversight and control, third party failure, and loss of critical information giving real case studies for each.
Over the past two decades, state transportation agencies have developed management systems as analytical tools to support investment decision-making in Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (STIP) and long-range plans. The most common management systems dealing with physical highway assets are those for pavements, bridges, and maintenance. In addition, there are management systems handling highway system operations, namely, congestion and safety. However, most state transportation agencies have not developed adequate management systems for roadway safety hardware assets such as roadway signs; signals; lighting; support and structure for signs, signals, and lighting; guardrails, barriers, and crash cushions; pavement markings; and traffic detecting devices. Cost-effective maintenance, rehabilitation, and upgrade/replacement of roadway safety hardware elements are vital to the safe and efficient operation of highways. The study began with review of literature on roadway safety hardware management. Questionnaire surveys were conducted to synthesize the current state-of-practice for managing roadway safety hardware assets across the country. Subsequent to administering the questionnaire surveys, a structured outline of questions was prepared to help conduct case studies aimed to obtain in-depth information on safety hardware asset management programs in the 12 Midwest states defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the state of Tennessee. Based on the findings of literature review, questionnaire surveys, and case studies, a methodology was proposed for roadway safety hardware data integration, primarily focusing on inventory process, data collection, and database management; and for estimating the benefits and costs of highway safety hardware projects proposed for implementation for highway segments and intersections. Finally, a new analytical framework was proposed for long-term and short-term roadway safety hardware investment programming and project selection. The analytical framework can also be adopted by state transportation agencies for integrating roadway safety hardware and general safety management, as well as pavement, bridge, and maintenance management by simultaneously considering candidate projects associated with the corresponding types of highway assets in the optimization models for project selection.