Seventh Conference on "Transit State of Good Repair"



Assets, and the value realized from them, are the basis for any organisation to serve its purpose. Transit agencies aim to provide safe, sustainable and reliable mobility services. The delivery of such services requires effective asset management practices that lead to state of good repair (SGR). Because transit agencies continue to operate in a fiscally constrained environment, each agency must balance SGR needs with operations, enhancement, and expansion priorities.

Achieving SGR of transit assets is a key priority for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as it continues to advance efforts to implement the National Transit Asset Management (TAM) System required by MAP-21. Transit agencies must comply with mandatory requirements when seeking funding to keep their assets in good repair.

Most transit agencies have developed TAM plans, are using planning data to set SGR performance targets, and determining the highest priority SGR projects. Emerging technologies for data and information management (IoT, Blockchain, 5G, etc.), commercial asset management solutions and predictive/reliability-centred maintenance are of interest for agencies adopting a proactive approach in managing assets, incorporating new assets and prioritizing capital replacement needs.

Global Mass Transit (GMT) is organising its seventh conference on Transit State of Good Repair on March 6-7, 2019 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.  



The conference will focus on the progress and opportunities in the journey of implementing TAM and achieving SGR. It will highlight relevant recent developments, explore contemporary best practices at the enterprise level and for individual asset classes, and provide information on TAM planning as well as financing, delivery, management and documentation of SGR projects.
The conference will provide a platform to bring together a variety of stakeholders including policymakers, researchers, transit agencies, and industry players. It will cover a range of asset classes and commercial solutions for asset management. Examples will be provided for large, medium and small transit agencies.


Key issues to be explored

  • What are the latest standards and guidance available for TAM and SGR? 
  • How can agencies get the maximum value from their data - collection, storage, processing, and presentation? 
  • How can agencies utilize real-time monitoring and develop useful data formats that can be processed in a meaningful way? 
  • How can rail deliver a high-quality service while minimising cost?
  • As technology develops rapidly and passenger expectations change, what should operators be investing in? 
  • What opportunities are there for maximizing capacity by getting the most out of the existing infrastructure? 
  • What are the challenges related to implementing fleet replacement?
  • How can agencies adopt lean principles in TAM and SGR?
  • How can agencies reduce manual surveys and deploy preventive/predictive maintenance?
  • What can be done to manage transit assets in severe weather?
  • How can agencies deliver capital programs on time and with cost effectiveness? 


Event Details

  • When

  • Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - Thursday, 7 March, 2019
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Willard InterContinental
    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC, Washington 20004

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