In 2015, FTA estimated that more than 40 percent of buses and 23 percent of rail transit assets were in marginal or poor condition. Transit Asset Management (TAM) is a model that uses asset condition to help prioritize funding to achieve or maintain transit networks in a state of good repair. Estimates from the National Repair Assessment identified an $86 billion backlog in deferred maintenance and replacement needs, a backlog that continues to grow.
To keep the transit industry up to date on TAM, FTA posts information about FTA rulemaking, TAM analysis tools, State of Good Repair grants, and TAM resources. Those resources will assist industry professionals as they meet both the minimum requirements of the Transit Asset Management Rule and implement comprehensive Transit Asset Management programs and practices.
- Guidance for Developing a Transit Asset Management Plan
- Transit Asset Management Guide (Report 0098)
- TAM Maturity Agency Self-Assessment Tool
- TCRP Synthesis 92: Transit Asset Condition Reporting
- TAM: A National and International Review
- Prioritizing the Rehabilitation and Replacement of Existing Capital Assets and Evaluating the Implications for Transit
- Transit Asset Inventory Development and Integration (Report 0023)
- Asset Management Guide for Small Providers: TAM Plan Template
- Asset Management Guide for Small Providers (Report 0092)
- 2015 Conditions and Performance Report
- Rail Modernization Report
- Transit State of Good Repair: Beginning the Dialogue