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State of Good Repair

State of Good Repair

    • Sizeable capital investment by federal and local authorities to establish current transit system in 1979
    • Investment needed to be maintained to provide for a safe, clean, and reliable service to the customer base
    • Timely, impactful, cost-efficient asset decisions since the 1990s using Maintenance Management Information Systems platform
    • Authority recognized need to better utilize asset data in developing long term capital needs
    • Authority joined the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) State of Good Repair Workgroup
    • Needed to modernize Asset Management Program
    • Dedicated Project Management Team to oversee execution of Authority’s Asset Management Program
    • Asset Condition Assessment – defined mechanism to conduct uniform asset condition assessment; supported assessments driven by condition and operational priority along with remaining useful life; manage collection of critical asset data such as ID, location, in-service date, estimated useful life, original cost, condition of asset, priority code
    • Conducted gap analysis of Asset Management and Financial Management Information Systems to ensure proper capture and flow of information
    • Supported development of 30 year capital needs forecast including backlog by lifecycle term, condition and priority codes
    • Established structured and objective mechanisms for future asset condition assessments
    • Assisted in developing rationale to determine estimated replacement date
    • Established systematic program to prioritize and identify assets to be included in long-range CIP for replacement or rehabilitation
    • Supported extension of Capital Planning Module in EAM System to create capital projects directly from assets database
    • Updates and modifications to ERP and EAM Systems


9th largest transit system in the U.S.

Serving 500,000 passengers daily, 48 miles of service coverage

Fleet of 338 rail cars, 590 buses, 92 routes and 175 Mobility (para-transit) vehicles

Nearly 5,000 employees