You are here

TAM Rulemaking

In July 2016, FTA published a Final Rule for Transit Asset Management. The rule requires FTA grantees to develop asset management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment, and other infrastructure.
FTA is required to develop a rule to establish a strategic and systematic process of operating, maintaining, and improving public transportation capital assets effectively through their entire life cycle, as mandated in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and reauthorized in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. FTA's national Transit Asset Management System Rule:
  • Defines "state of good repair"
  • Requires grantees to develop a TAM plan
  • Establishes performance measures
  • Establishes annual reporting requirements to the National Transit Database
  • Requires FTA to provide technical assistance

Final Transit Asset Management Rule

NO REQUIRED NTD REPORTING FOR INITIAL TARGETS: The TAM final rule requires transit providers and group TAM plan sponsors to set state of good repair (SGR) performance targets within three months after the effective date of the final rule [49 CFR § 625.45 (b)(1)]. Accordingly, transit providers and group TAM plan sponsors must set initial SGR performance targets no later than January 1, 2017. In prior outreach FTA incorrectly stated that transit providers and group TAM plan sponsors also are required to report their initial targets to the National Transit Database (NTD). A transit provider or group TAM plan sponsor may report initial targets to the NTD when it opens in early January 2017; however, initial target reporting is not required by the rule. FTA will issue guidance on future reporting for SGR performance targets and other TAM reporting requirements.

TAM Final Rule Outreach Materials

Final Rule Webinar (8.4.16)

Final Rule- Small Systems Focus Webinar (8.6.16)

NTD Asset Inventory Webinar (8.16.16)

Condition Assessment and Guideway Performance Guidebooks Webinar (7.28.16)

Other Presentations

Updated: Friday, October 19, 2018
Submit Feedback >