The Initiative :: The Survey Instrument :: Findings & Results
WAMPO Regional Report
Asset management is a strategic and systematic process
The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) has undertaken an initiative to help improve management of the transportation system's physical infrastructure. Asset management is a strategic and systematic process of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding physical assets effectively throughout their lifecycle. The first activity of this initiative is to find out what the organizations, transportation owners, operators, and providers in the region are currently doing. The responses will establish a baseline and could be used in the future as a point of comparison for change. This survey instrument is to help accumulate this data. This effort will include identification of opportunities for collaboration among the responding jurisdictions, agencies and organizations. Responses will be solicited from public, not for profit, and for profit organizations. The initial look at the transportation system’s assets will be limited to bicycle facilities, bridges, culverts, pavements, pedestrian and transit assets.
Bicycle: off roadway structures, pavements, signage, life cycle costs, facility materials. Bridge: super structure, deck, clearances, support structures and related signage. Culvert data: diameter, construction materials, structures affixed to the culvert, related signage. Pavement data: materials (asphalt, composite, concrete, gravel or others), special features for large vehicle types and number of through lanes. Pedestrian: same as the bicycle assets. Transit: buses, bus on board equipment, maintenance facilities, maintenance equipment, vehicle equipment, signage, and street furniture.
The Survey Instrument
Respondents initially targeted for web-based asset management survey included 23 jurisdictions and/or statewide agencies.
Each respondent was asked to identify whether or not their jurisdiction or organization had a responsibility for maintaining assets by type, which included; bicycle, pedestrian, bridge, culvert, pavement, and transit assets.
Finding & Result Highlights
Asset Condition Highlights
Respondents identified a need for more and improved tools to manage assets as well as improved preventative maintenance procedures and processes. Of those who responded, 80% expressed interest in a regional asset management process or were open to learning more about one. A majority of respondents reported that there were no barriers associated with participating in a regional asset management process.
An initial look at the results of the asset management survey data indicates that the regional transportation system is in good shape. Results also support the presence of regional operating conditions that are open, free flowing, safe, and are sufficiently meeting the economic demands and personal travel choices of its users.
Less than 5% of the regions bridges need more than routine maintenance.
of the non-residential lane miles in the region are in “fair” condition or better.
All respondents had extensive preventative maintenance procedures, processes and referenced plans for pavement management.
There are no bicycle/pedestrian assets rated in “poor” or “very poor” condition.
There are no transit vehicles rated in “poor” or “very poor” condition. of the Wichita Transit AM pull out and spare fleet passenger carrying vehicles were rated in “good” condition or better.
All transit facilities are rated in “good” condition or better.