Transit Asset Management Performance Management

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) defines Transit Asset Management (TAM) as a business model that uses the condition of assets to guide the optimal prioritization of funding of transit priorities in order to keep the transit network in a State of Good Repair.  The purpose of TAM is to help achieve and maintain a State of Good Repair for the nation’s public transportation assets.  TAM regulations apply to all transit providers that are recipients or sub-recipients of federal assistance under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 that own, operate or manage transit capital assets used in the provision of public transportation.

The City of Jackson, which operates JATRAN, is responsible for developing a TAM Plan and establishing TAM targets as the designated public transit provider in the Jackson MPO planning area.  The MPO must establish TAM targets specific to the MPO planning area within 180 days of the transit provider establishing its TAM targets.

Performance Measures:

Rolling Stock:  Percentage of revenue vehicles (by type) that exceed the useful life benchmark.
Equipment:  Percentage of non-revenue service vehicles (by type) that exceed the useful life benchmark.
Facilities:  Percentage of facilities (by group) that are rated less than 3.0 on the Transit Economic Requirement Model (TERM) Scale.
Infrastructure:  Percentage of track segments (by mode) that have performance restrictions. This measure does not apply to the Jackson MPO area.

TAM Plan and Targets

TAM Plans must be updated in its entirely at least every 4 years, and must cover a horizon period of at least 4 years.  An initial TAM Plan must be completed by October 1, 2018.  TAM targets should be set annually by each transit provider for the coming year beginning January 1, 2017.

Baseline Inventory
Asset Category Assets Current Condition JATRAN 2019 Target
Rolling Stock
Revenue vehicles
BU – Buses 36 21 buses exceeds default Useful Life Benchmark (ULB) No more than 58% of bus fleet exceeds ULB
CU – Cutaway Buses 23 12 cutaways exceed default ULB No more than 52% of cutaway bus fleet exceed ULB
MV – Minivans 2 2 minivans exceed default ULB 100% of minivan fleet exceeds ULB
Equipment
Non-revenue vehicles
Truck 1 1 truck exceeds default ULB 100% of truck fleet exceeds ULB
SUV 1 0 SUV exceeds default ULB No more than 0% of SUV fleet exceeds ULB
Car 2 2 cars exceed default ULB 100% of car fleet exceeds ULB
Facilities Administration Buildings 2 1 rated 4 on TERM scale:  in Good Condition, but no longer new; 1 rated 1 on TERM scale:  critically damaged and in need of immediate repair No more than 50% rated below a 3.0 on the FTA TERM Scale
Maintenance 1 1 in Good Condition, but no longer new 0% rated below a 3.0 on the FTA TERM Scale
Service Building 1 1 in Good Condition, but no longer new 0% r ated below a 3.0 on the FTA TERM Scale
Passenger Facility 1 1 in Good Condition, not no longer new 0% rated below a 3.0 on the FTA TERM Scale

 

Transit Asset Management Targets
Asset Category Performance Measure Asset MPO 2019 – 2022 Target
Rolling Stock Age – % of revenue vehicles within a particular asset class that have met or exceeded their Useful Life Benchmark (ULB) Buses No more than 50%
Cutaway Buses No more than 50%
Minivans No more than 50%
Equipment Age – % of non-revenue vehicles that have met or exceeded their Useful Life Benchmark (ULB) Trucks No more than 50%
SUV No more than 50%
Cars No more than 50%
Facilities Condition – % of facilities with a condition rating below 3.0 on the FTA TERM Scale. Administration 50% rated below 3.0
Maintenance 0%  rated below 3.0
Service 0% rated below 3.0
Passenger 0% rated below 3.0

 

Resources

Resolution Establishing the Jackson MPO’s 2019-2022 Transit Asset Management Targets

Jackson MPO Transit Analysis

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