Department of Transportation


Asset management is a good business practice, which addresses preventive maintenance and rehabilitation to preserve highways and extend their service life. Transportation Asset Management (TAM) is a business model, a decision support system, and a management approach that can be used throughout an agency to address five core questions:

  • What is the current state of physical assets?
  • What are the required levels of service and performance delivery?
  • Which assets are critical to sustained performance?
  • What are the best investment strategies for operations, maintenance, replacement, and improvement?
  • What is the best long-term funding strategy?
The goal of a TAM program is to minimize the life cycle costs for managing and maintaining transportation assets, including roads, bridges, tunnels, and roadside features.

Last updated date: January 28, 2021 2:59 PM