Towards Optimization: Transit Asset Management Strategies Webinar

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The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Talking Technology and Transportation (T3) is having a FREE “Towards Optimization: Transit Asset Management Strategies” webinar, on January 24, 2013, from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time.

This webinar will describe the early stages of implementing an enterprise-wide Asset Management Improvement Program at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT). Hosted by Hans Point Du Jour, Senior Regional Engineer/Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Specialist, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Region 2 Office (New York, NY), with presenters from MTA-NYCT and the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District.

The MTA-NYCT agency is in the early stages of implementing an enterprise-wide Asset Management Improvement Program. The Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) concept of operations and an asset information strategy establish the requirements for the design, development, and implementation of a system for managing transit assets. The system translates strategic objectives into investment decisions for asset lifecycle assessment activities supported by an information system that integrates and standardizes asset information across the agency. The proposed information system will integrate EAM, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Operation Support data to feed decision-support tools, ITS, and customer information. The system will provide real-time information to support capital, maintenance, operations planning, emergency activities, incident reporting, and service status updates. It will also provide historical data for conducting forecasting, performance monitoring, and system lifecycle analyses.

This webinar examines the lessons learned during a peer-to-peer exchange sponsored by the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) between MTA-NYCT and BART in July 2011 to understand the relationship between the two projects and to leverage synergies and minimize overlapping efforts.

The target audience for this webinar will include transit professionals with an interest in or responsibility for the design and implementation of transit asset management processes or programs; including but not limited to transit managers; providers of human service agency transportation; consultants; vendors; academia; government officials, including local, State, or Federal DOTs; and any other individuals or entities involved in the design, implementation, or evaluation of asset management improvement strategies.

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link and register on line.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Steve Saxton at 206-220-4311 or email



R.F. Krochalis
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