Second State of Good Repair Roundtable

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On July 21-23, 2010, the Federal Transit Administration held its Second State of Good Repair (SGR) Roundtable hosted by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) with representatives from 40 transit agencies from around the United States in Chicago, IL.  FTA Deputy Administrator Therese W. McMillan was a featured speaker.  The Second SGR Roundtable covered several sub themes with many relevant presentations:

  • FTA’s SGR Initiative
  • Advancing SGR in Our Industry
  • Learning from Other US Industries
  • Learning from Sister Agencies Abroad, and
  • Developing Building Block Capacity

The Roundtable began with a tour of CTA’s rail transit system and 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 as well as transit asset management.  Participants and FTA shared ideas on solutions and research activities to advance the State of Good Repair.  The following are the presentations made during the SGR Roundtable.  

  1. Agenda for Second State of Good Repair Roundtable (PDF)
  2. State of Good Repair Roundtable: The Chicago Transit Authority System (PDF) - Richard L. Rodriguez, CTA President
  3. State of Good Repair: Potential Concepts (PDF) - Therese W. McMillan, FTA Deputy Administrator
  4. Addressing the Challenge: Formulating a Definition of SGR for a Federal Program - Aaron C. James Sr., Director, FTA Office of Engineering
  5. Current Asset Management Practices: A National and International Review (PDF) - Chris Nutakor, FTA Office of Engineering
  6. Asset Management Pilots: MPOs and Transit Agencies (PDF) - Aaron C. James Sr., Director, FTA Office of Engineering
  7. TERM-Lite: Building Better Technology for the Industry's Use (PDF) - Keith Gates, FTA Office of Budget and Policy
  8. Research Activities to Support the State of Good Repair (PDF) - Terrell Williams, FTA Office of Research, Innovation and Demonstration
  9. Transit Asset Management Training Program (PDF) - Scott Baker, Senior Consulting Manager - AECOM
  10. Chapel Hill Transit: SGR Asset Management Capital Program (PDF) - Carl Rokos, Maintenance Superintendent, Chapel Hill Transit
  11. New Jersey Transit State of Good Repair (PDF) - Peter Garino, Chief Capital Programming and Administration, New Jersey Transit
  12. Asset Management Process and Strategy (PDF) - Frederick E. Smith, PE - Acting SVP and Chief Engineer Capital Progam Management, New York City Transit
  13. Asset Management in the Water/Wastewater Industries (PDF) - Michael J. Matichich, Senior Economist and Planner, CH2M Hill
  14. Supply Chain/Logistics Management From the Department of Defense Perspective (PDF) - Ronald Humphrey, President, CodeRed Business Solutions
  15. International Transit Studies - Tools and Systems (PDF) - Rolando Cruz, Executive Director and Vice President Maintenance Facilities, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach, CA
  16. International Transit Studies - SGR Definition and Measuring (PDF) - Jerry Rutledge, Manager of Power and Facilities, King County Transit, Seattle, WA
  17. Funding and Finance for SGR in European Transit Systems (PDF) - Glen Tepke, Transit Capital Priorities Manager, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA 
  18. Asset Management Systems: MBTA Approach and Lessons Learned (PDF) - Eric R. Waaramaa, Deputy Director of Financial Planning, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  19. SGR Assessment: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (PDF) - Mike Hubbell, Vice President, Maintenance, DART
  20. Training for Asset Management (PDF) - Jeff Hiott, Senior Program Manager, American Public Transportation Association
  21. Innovative Financing Options for SGR Investments (PDF) - Jeffrey D. Ensor, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  22. Second State of Good Repair Roundtable Minutes (PDF)

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