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Transportation Asset Management Plan

INDOT is responsible for managing the state’s transportation assets, including bridges and roads. The Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) is an essential 10-year management tool that brings together all related business processes, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to achieve a common understanding and commitment to improve the state’s bridge and pavement performance on designated national highway system routes.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the TAMP 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 National Highway System (NHS)
  • Asset management objectives and measures
  • Performance gap identification
  • Lifecycle cost and risk management analysis
  • A financial plan and Investment strategies

10-Year TAMP

INDOT’s TAMP, approved on August 29, 2019, outlines INDOT’s asset management policies, practices, and planned enhancements. Established under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 490, the TAMP describes existing conditions of the transportation network and provides a 10-year plan for managing the state highway system, including goals, performance targets, funding levels, and investment strategies.
The FHWA has reviewed INDOT’s TAMP and certified that our process and TAMP development methodology meet applicable regulatory requirements. INDOT will routinely update the TAMP document, our development process, and targets every two-years, and prepare a new TAMP every four-years.

INDOT 10-Year TAMP Objectives

  • Satisfy Federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill requirements.
  • Coordinate with Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations.
  • Link the TAMP with various planning documents and activities, including statewide and regional long-range transportation plan, Freight Mobility Plan, route transfers, American with Disabilities Act (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.
  • Consider 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.
  • Define levels of service or performance targets for each asset and assess current condition or performance of assets.
  • Develop of investment scenarios for both capital needs and operations and maintenance budgets for each asset type.
  • Develop of longer term operations/maintenance investment plans for identified asset types.

Strategic Asset Management Plan

INDOT has established a long-term approach for sustaining its infrastructure assets and effectively managing its investments. INDOT’s Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) guides the processes, policies, and procedures related to INDOT’s management of roads and bridges to help the Department effectively manage its breadth of assets. The SAMP takes into account INDOT’s Strategic Plan and other policies to establish a coordinated approach for developing and maintaining good practice asset management, highlighting the role of the overall “asset management system” in the delivery of asset management goals and objectives.

Indiana Next Level Road Program

In April 2017, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law House Enrolled Act 1002, also known as Next Level Indiana. This legislation, provides the funding needed for preservation and construction projects for Indiana’s transportation system to improve the long-term conditions of our bridges and roads over the next 20 years. This sustainable, data-driven program dedicates over $60 billion over the next 20 years, enhancing Indiana’s position as a leader for infrastructure investment while elevating that state’s economic competitiveness, quality of life, and empowering municipalities to build communities that retain and attract jobs and talent. The legislation provides the basis for the financial plan outlined in INDOT’s Transportation Asset Management Plan. Please click on the links below for more information:

  • Next Level Roads Information
  • Next Level Roads Interactive Map
  • Community Crossings Program – Grant matching program provided through HEA 1002 to help cities, towns, and counties improve their roads, bridges, sidewalks, and pedestrian ramps.
  • Local Trax Program – Rail overpass program grant provided through HEA 1002 that provides grants to cities, towns and counties bodies for grade separation, crossing closure and other safety enhancement projects at rail-highway intersections on local roads.

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 include the correct supporting data and information
  • Developing and adjusting scoring mechanisms to grade and ranking projects from high to low
  • Compiling statewide rankings and prioritizing respective assets based on provided information from the call for programming

INDOT Asset Team Chairs

  • Bridge (Bridge structures and culverts) – Adam Post
  • Mobility (Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Added Capacity, Operational Improvements) – Paul Schmidt
  • Roadway/Pavement (Include Geotechnical Improvements) – Autumn Morrow
  • Safety – Mike Holowaty
  • Statewide (Rest Areas and Weight Stations)– Program Management Group (PMG) collectively

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