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 provides a framework for understanding performance gaps, prioritizing actions to address the gaps, and establishing business processes that streamline asset management activities. 

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.

The TAMP is a coordinated plan by Caltrans and its partner agencies to maintain California's transportation infrastructure assets today and into the future.  TAMPs are intended to evolve over time as changes in condition, budget, risks, constraints, and strategic priorities are identified.  According to federal regulations 23 CFR 515.13, the TAMP is required to be updated every four years to incorporate improvements and re-evaluate conditions, targets and performance.  

Update to Initial TAMP New!

Additional Resources

Caltrans Asset Management and Performance Management web pages

FHWA TPM, Asset Management, and Planning web pages

Initial TAMP (PDF)

Ongoing Coordination with Local Partners