The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) engaged WSP to develop its Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) following the regulations established by the Federal Highway Administration.
The KDOT TAMP sets out a performance-based process to gain the most value out of pavement and bridge assets on state and national roadways while minimizing life cycle costs. The process of developing the TAMP aligns asset management principles with KDOT’s strategic objectives and supports transparency, accountability and collaboration within the organization for asset investment decisions.
The process included development of an asset management policy, objectives, and a governance structure. Bridge and pavement inventory and condition data informed a life cycle planning process to estimate the cost of managing each asset and identify scenarios for improving or sustaining condition while minimizing cost, using KDOT’s asset management systems (an in-house pavement management system and AASHTOWare Bridge Management software). In combination with a risk management process and a 10-year financial plan for asset preservation, WSP will support KDOT to identify investment strategies for closing any current or anticipated asset performance or financial gaps to achieve and/or sustain a state of good repair.