California Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP)
The Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) will allow California to maximize results by managing the life-cycle of transportation assets strategically to minimize costs and manage risks. It will provide a framework for understanding performance gaps, prioritizing actions to address the gaps, and establishing business processes that streamline asset management activities. It will also allow us to meet both federal and state legislative requirements.
The development of a formal risk-based transportation asset management plan has been mandated in both state and federal laws. California Government Code (CGC) Section 14526.4 defines a TAMP as a "document assessing the health and condition of the state highway system with which the department is able to determine the most effective way to apply the state's limited resources," however, the CGC provides no rubric for the development of such a plan. For this, Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission (Commission) have relied on the federal requirements established in both the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Acts, to formulate what constitutes the TAMP.