Transportation Asset Management
Processes and techniques for managing the preservation and expansion of highway transportation facilities such as pavements, bridges, and traffic control and safety hardware; system usage concerning mobility, safety and security, energy consumption, and vehicle emissions; and economic development impacts. Five component management systems are first examined: pavements, bridges, traffic control and safety hardware, roadway maintenance, safety, and congestion. Finally, the methodology for overall transportation asset management is discussed. The primary emphasis is on data collection, database management, performance modeling, needs assessment, project evaluation, project selection, program development strategies, risk and uncertainty modeling, and institutional issues.