The Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) is an essential management tool which bring together all related business processes and stakeholders, internal and external, to achieve a common understanding and commitment to improve performance
According to the FHWA, it is a tactical-level document which focuses its analysis, options development, programs, delivery mechanisms, and reporting mechanisms on ensuring that strategic objectives are achieved.
The TAMP must be risk-based and should contain the following elements:
- A summary listing of the pavement and bridge assets and conditions on the (NHS)
- Asset management objectives and measures
- Performance gap identification
- Lifecycle cost and risk management analysis
- A financial plan and Investment strategies
INDOT TAMP Objectives
- Satisfy Federal MAP-21 highway bill requirements.
- Coordination with Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations.
- Link the TAMP with various planning documents and activities: statewide & regional long-range transportation plan, Freight Mobility Plan, route transfers, ADA transition plans, and complete street initiatives.
- Formally consider risk and performance criteria in investment decisions.
- Communicate asset management policies and strategies for more transparent decisions and support of economic development, sustainability, and performance initiatives.
- Considering whole life costs and incorporating risk management into the asset management process.
- Perform risk-based tradeoff analysis within and among selected asset types. Identification of lower cost strategies for managing assets through their life cycle.
- Defined levels of service or performance targets for each asset and assess current condition or performance of assets.
- Development of investment scenarios for both capital needs and operations and maintenance budgets for each asset type.
- Development of longer term operations/maintenance investment plans for identified asset types.
Asset Management Team Committees
The Asset Management teams are a critical component to the asset management process. Each asset team committee is typically made up of a chair, vice-chair, and a systems assessment and/or district representatives from each INDOT district. They are responsible for:
- Looking at the merit of the projects submitted through the call, performing quality assurance of projects
- Ensuring all submitted projects has the correct support data and information included
- Developing and adjusting scoring mechanisms to grade and rank projects from high to low
- Statewide ranking and prioritizing respective assets based on provided information from the call for programming
INDOT Asset Team Chairs
- Bridge – Jaffar Golkhajeh
- Mobility – Paul Schmidt
- Roadway/Pavement – Autumn Young
- Safety – Mike Holowaty
- Statewide – Program management group collectively