By Navin Nageli, Founder & CEO
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has several great transportation asset management resources, but it can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. As a fellow transportation professional, I wanted to highlight three such resources that I find most useful:
- Asset management overview
This is a good one-page primer on asset management in the transportation industry. There is a more extensive analysis linked, but it is 52 pages. This base page is a good place to start.
- State-by-state asset management plans
You have the plans for all 50 states linked here. I profess that I have not read all of them, but the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) stands out to me. Colorado is my home state, and the risk resiliency component is particularly interesting due to the natural disasters and ransomware attacks CDOT has had to manage in recent years.
- Case studies
This is my favorite one because of the detail and real-world insights offered. There are quality examples of different management strategies and methods. Although, it should be noted that the links to case studies 4 and 5 are missing.
Bonus Resource: Try out this FHWA/AASHTO webinar series. This series includes webinars on various asset management topics such as “financial planning, risk management, tradeoff analysis, data management.” This site provides a schedule of upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of previous webinars to watch at your leisure. I love watching the previously aired ones because I can watch on-demand anytime. It is convenient and provides valuable, industry-specific information.
For additional asset resources, please review our asset management-specific blogs.