Asset Management

Applying the Right Fix…At the Right Time…In the Right Place

Since 2003, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS), in association with representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Kalamazoo County Road Commission, and local units of government, has conducted PASER road ratings of all Federal Aid Eligible roadways within Kalamazoo County.  These ratings have been completed at the request of the State of Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC).

Asset Management as defined in Michigan is “an ongoing process of maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets cost-effectively, based on a continuous physical inventory and condition assessment.” {MCL 247.659a(1)(a)}. It consists of five major elements:

  • Developing policy goals and objectives
  • Data collection
  • Planning and programming
  • Program delivery
  • Monitoring and reporting results

Asset Management involves a shift in thinking away from fixing the immediate and most severe problems in our roadways, to a more strategic assessment that facilitates decisions based on the long range condition of the entire system.

More information about the Michigan Department of Transportation Asset Management Program and the Transportation Asset Management Council can be found here and here.

A map of the most recent PASER ratings for the entire Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study can be seen here: PASER Ratings

Integrated Asset Management

In an effort to improve coordination among agencies in the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, an interactive web app was created to show planned projects for all types of asset management.  The goal is to create a system of communication to prevent the duplication of efforts and wasted resources by early collaboration among agencies.

Interactive Web App

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