NCHRP Synthesis 426:
Performance-Based Highway Maintenance and Operations Management:
A Synthesis of Highway Practice
A publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. This synthesis examines current performance-based management practices that are applied by state departments of transportation (DOTs) in highway maintenance and operations (M&O). Past studies have focused on the elements that make up a performance-based M&O approach, such as condition ratings, levels of service, performance measures, and threshold values. This study focuses on how state DOTs actually use performance-based measures to manage their highway programs.
21st Century Asset Management: Executive Summary
An AASHTO publication prepared by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The document provides an analysis of the metrics needed to support performance based asset management and strategic decision making.
NCHRP Report 660: Transportation Performance Management: Insight from Practitioners
A publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. This publication explores real examples of how Performance Management Systems are being increasing enhanced to support a broad range of activities such as strategic planning and decision-making, comprehensive asset management, transportation system performance, project delivery, budget and cost control, program efficiency, and demonstration of effective departmental stewardship of public funding.Access the document here:
Elevating TAMS: Beyond the Short Term
A FHWA publication that discusses managing infrastructure assets for long-term sustainability, accountability, and performance. The Federal Highway Administration supports a performance management approach to asset management for two reasons: First, as a means to measure results and document accomplishments, and second, as a basis to demonstrate accountability and produce results. Measuring results against agreed upon targets is essential for long-term sustainability. By adopting TAMS, an agency will be using strategies to manage the long-term performance of its infrastructure assets in a systematic and documented fashion similar to the management strategies used by many of the corporate world’s leading performers. Access the document here:
Asset Management-An Anatomy
A publication of the Institute of Asset Management. This publication offers the reader a deeper understanding of what Asset Management is, and what it can help you achieve. It provides an in depth review of the British Standards Institutes’ Publically Available Specification 55 (PAS55:2008), an insight into how PAS 55 is forming the foundation of the ISO 55000/1/2 standard. You can access the document here: