First State of Good Repair Roundtable

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On July 8 – 10, 2009 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration co-hosted the First State of Good Repair (SGR) Roundtable with representatives from 30 transit agencies from around the United States in Washington, DC.  The SGR Roundtable provided a forum for transit properties to discuss and share best practices on addressing issues associated with the state of repair of transit infrastructure and equipment, transit asset management, and the nexus between capital asset condition and safety.  Participants and FTA shared ideas on initiatives and research activities to advance the State of Good Repair. The SGR Roundtable also provided a better understanding of the common and unique needs of large, old, smaller, and newer transit systems.  The following are the minutes as well as the presentations that were given at the SGR Roundtable and examine these issues.  

  1. Carmen E. Turner Maintenance and Training Facility Tour (PowerPoint)– Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  2. FTA - Industry SGR Working Group (PowerPoint) - Eric Waaramaa, Deputy Director of Financial Planning - MBTA & Darren M. Jaffe, Office of Program Management - FTA
  3. State of Good Repair Research (PowerPoint)– Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for  Research, Demonstration, and Innovation - FTA
  4. Best Approaches to Building An Asset Management System (PowerPoint)– Rick Laver, Senior Consulting Manager - AECOM
  5. State of Good Repair MBTA Practices and Lessons Learned (PowerPoint)- Eric Waaramaa, Deputy Director of Financial Planning - MBTA
  6. Chicago Transit Authority Asset Inventory Structure (PowerPoint)– Leah Dawson, Chief of Capital Construction Financials - CTA
  7. State of Good Repair Roundtable (PowerPoint)- David Henley, Chief - NYCT
  8. State of Good Repair Roundtable (PowerPoint)– Dave Couch, Managing Director Engineering Services - WMATA 
  9. Asset Management Program (PowerPoint) – Dave Springstead, Sr. Director Rail Systems Engineering & Capital Programs - MARTA
  10. King County Metro Transit Asset Management Program (PowerPoint)– Jerry Rutledge, Manager Power Distribution and Facilities Maintenance - King County Metro Transit
  11. State of Good Repair Foothill Transit (PowerPoint)– Doran Barnes, Executive Director - Foothill Transit & Vice President, Transit Management - Veolia Transportation
  12. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (PowerPoint)– Jeffrey Sweet, Bus/Rail Equipment Engineer - NFTA
  13. Scheduled Maintenance Initiative “The Plan” (PowerPoint) – Raymond Friem, Chief Operating Officer - Metro
  14. International Perspectives on Asset Management and SGR (PowerPoint)– Bill Robert - Cambridge Systematics Inc.
  15. National Bridge Inspections Standards (PowerPoint)– Gary Moss, P.E., Office of Bridge Technology - FHWA
  16. National Bridge Inventory (PowerPoint)– Ann Shemaka, Office of Bridge Technology - FHWA
  17. Transit Economics Requirements Model (TERM) (PowerPoint) – Rick Laver, Senior Consulting Manager - AECOM
  18. Perspectives on Reauthorization (PowerPoint)– Robert J. Tuccillo, Associate Administrator for Budget and Policy/CFO - FTA
  19. Reflections and Next Steps (PowerPoint)- Sean Gordon Libberton, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Program Management - FTA
  20. Final Minutes from SGR Roundtable (PDF)

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