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Transit Asset Management

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    Getting Started

    Learn about Final Rule requirements and access tools for getting started
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    TAM Plans

    Learn what to include in your TAM plan or in the group plan in which you are participating
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    Peer Library

    The TAM peer library is a resource to exchange information about transit asset management: access sample TAM plans, asset inventories, and more
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    FTA has developed answers to both basic and more sophisticated questions about the TAM rule. Check here to see if your question has already been answered
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    TAM Training Course Registration Open

    Calculating Performance Measures and Setting Targets


Managing Transit Assets

Public transportation provides millions of Americans with daily access to jobs, schools, grocery stores, and hospitals. However in 2015, U.S. DOT found that an estimated 40 percent of buses and 23 percent of rail transit assets were listed in marginal or poor condition, with a backlog of $90 billion in deferred maintenance and replacement. (See the U.S. DOT 2015 Conditions & Performance Report.) The transit backlog continues to grow, which impacts safety and affects the ability of transit systems to serve their customers.

This website is a go-to resource for all your transit asset management needs.

About TAM

Transit asset management (TAM) is a business model that prioritizes funding based on the condition of transit assets, in order to achieve or maintain transit networks in a state of good repair (SGR). In July 2016, FTA issued a final rule requiring transit agencies to maintain—and document—minimum TAM standards. The new standards will help transit agencies keep their systems operating smoothly and efficiently.

Most Requested Documents

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Last updated July 6, 2018

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