Utah’s transportation system is one of its most valuable assets totaling over $45 Billion. Significant to both our local and national movement of people and goods, it must be managed in a manner to help strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance the quality of life of its residents.
Asset Management is a performance and risk-based investment decision process for cost-effective management for operating, maintaining, upgrading, and expanding physical assets effectively over their life cycle. Asset Management is based on reliable, repeatable quality data, along with well-defined objectives that align with UDOT’s strategic goals. This unified program maximizes system performance and funding.
The Utah Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP)
Asset Management Approach
Federal Measures and Targets
Targets have been established for the pavement and bridge performance measures established by FHWA for the National Highway System.
Federal Performance Measures
State Measures and Targets
State Performance Measures
UDOT relies on the federal funding process, state annual budget process, and distribution decision by the Transportation Commission for transportation funding. Funding availability varies each year depending on national and state economies and priorities of decision makers.
Historically, funds come from three specific areas:
Strategic Direction Funding
UDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a six year plan of highway and transit project for the State of Utah. The STIP is maintained daily and includes transportation projects on the state, city, and county highway systems, as well as projects in the national parks, national forests and state funding programs.
The STIP Program App contains a more detailed overview of how programs are funding for the next three years.
UDOT is currently in the process of developing a performance-based cross-asset allocation framework. A short term goal is Cross Asset Prioritization between Bridges and Pavements. The long term goal is Cross Asset Prioritization between all other tier 1 assets. An Asset Management/Maintenance Management System will serve as a foundation for future cross-asset data integration and decision making capabilities.
UDOT has developed a performance based, cross-investment framework approach to evaluating the impacts of STIP projects on the MAP-21 national measures. Recognizing that transportation projects are multi-faceted; a framework has been developed to holistically analyze candidate projects against a full range of benefits, regardless of which program the project was proposed under.
This framework consists of:
Next steps include studying how the cross-investment approach could be refined, adapted and applied to state measures in addition to demonstrating how the STIP and investment strategies may impact federal measures associated with the TAMP, SHSP, and LRTP.