Recommended Practice

Creating a Transit Asset Management Program


This Recommended Practice introduces asset management in the context of the U.S. transit industry and provides basic steps and resources for an agency to begin an asset management program.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SGR-TAM-RP-001-13 Original 08/28/2013 Published Current


performance management, transit asset management, MAP-21


New Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, increased stakeholder roles/responsibilities and funding uncertainties are just a few of the drivers for improving asset management within transit agencies. Improving an agency’s processes and decision-making tools will facilitate better management of assets throughout their lifecycles. Transit agencies may realize improved customer service, communications, and productivity; optimized resource allocation; and reduced costs.

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