Transit Asset Management (TAM) Compliance

FTA’s Transit Asset Management (TAM) program rule requires agencies to develop plans to improve the condition of their systems to maintain a state of good repair and ensure safe and efficient service. All FTA recipients and sub-recipients that own, operate, or manage capital assets used for public transportation were required to have a TAM plan in place by October 1, 2018. FTA thanks transit providers for their hard work to make the TAM program a success and congratulate them on a successful compliance day.

Transit providers are required to certify TAM rule compliance in FTA’s annual Certifications and Assurances process. In fiscal year 2019, the Triennial and State Management reviews will begin to include oversight of TAM rule compliance. Transit agencies also must share their compliant TAM plans, along with targets and asset condition information, with their state Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) partners to meet performance-based planning requirements.

FTA continues to help agencies implement asset management and performance-based planning through grants, courses, webinars, online templates and materials, and participation at conferences. Our latest resource is a three-minute video showcasing the San Joaquin Regional Transit District and the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA)’s efforts to use asset management to help their agencies balance and prioritize improvements.

Transit Asset Management (TAM) program

Performance-based planning requirements
Certifications and Assurances
TAM Video