Transit Asset Management (TAM)

Transit Asset Management (TAM) is a broad system for monitoring and managing the condition of public transportation assets. A core component of TAM is four required performance measures:
  • Equipment: Percentage of nonrevenue vehicles met or exceeded Useful Life Benchmark
  • Rolling Stock: Percentage of revenue vehicles met or exceeded Useful Life Benchmark
  • Infrastructure: Percentage of track segments with performance restrictions
  • Facilities: Percentage of assets with condition rating below 3.0 on FTA TERM Scale
Targets are established annually for these measures, and the next target-setting action is anticipated in early 2021. Transit providers in the region establish and report targets first, and then MPOs like NCTCOG establish their own regional targets. The Transit Management and Planning team coordinates this measure.

Committee Action and Targets

January 2020 STTC Presentation on Roadway Safety and TAM Targets (Information Item)
February 2019 RTC Resolution on TAM Targets
February 2019 RTC Presentation on Roadway Safety and TAM Targets

Additional Information

FTA Transit Asset Management Home
FTA Performance-Based Planning Home
FTA Fact Sheet on TAM processes and required performance measures
FAQ on MPO Responsibilities for TAM and PTASP
TAM in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): 49 CFR 625

Staff Contacts

TAM Measures: Shawn Dintino
General Federal Performance Measure Coordination: Chris Klaus, Jenny Narvaez, and James McLane