Transportation Asset Management Plan

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 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


INDOT TAMP Objectives

  • Satisfy Federal Moving Ahead for Progress in teh 21st Century (MAP-21) Act and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act 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, 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.
  • 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 (Bridge structures and culverts) – Andrew Fitzgerald
  • Mobility (Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Added Capacity, Operational Improvements) – Paul Schmidt
  • Roadway/Pavement (Include Geotechnical Improvements) – Autumn Young
  • Safety – Mike Holowaty
  • Statewide (Rest Areas and Weight Stations)– Program Management Group (PMG) collectively

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