Transportation Asset Management Plan
In 2018, when IDOT's first Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) was certified, IDOT was at a crossroads. There were insufficient resources to maintain the existing state-maintained system of roads and bridges at the State of Acceptable Condition. Without additional revenue, asset conditions would have continued to deteriorate, and desired performance objectives would not be met. This situation demanded that future investments in IDOT’s highway system be strategic, addressing agency priorities that balance system preservation with external emphasis on quality of life and economic growth.
In 2022, the TAMP was updated to summarize the progress made in all asset management areas and detail the processes in use and results anticipated from FY 2023 through FY 2032. The TAMP update incorporates the additional funding provided by Illinois’ Rebuild Illinois (RBI) capital improvement program, signed in 2019, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), passed by the Federal legislature in September 2021. Because Illinois had the RBI in place, it was poised to be able to maximize the potential available funding from the IIJA. By initiating the changes contained in the 2018 initial and 2019 final TAMPs, IDOT ensured that processes were in place to make the most effective use of both revenue increases. The TAMP was certified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on January 24, 2023.
The TAMP prioritizes the maintenance of roads and bridges to save the state — and taxpayers — money in the long run, just as we spend money on things like oil changes and fresh paint to maintain our vehicles and homes to avoid more costly repairs later. This maintenance is known as preservation in the transportation industry.
For additional information view the fact sheet.
Transit Asset Management Plan
Facing aging infrastructure and increased regulations and requirements, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois Public Transit Association (IPTA), and Rural Transit Assistance Center (RTAC) at Western Illinois University came together more than a decade ago to begin forecasting public transit needs in Downstate Illinois (defined as Illinois, exclusive of the Chicagoland metropolitan area).
Each year, RTAC runs a Capital Needs Assessment (CNA), which surveys agencies across the state on their revenue vehicles, stations, administrative and maintenance facilities, and guideway infrastructure to compile a comprehensive capital asset inventory. This inventory represents the transit assets of all 56 rural, small urban, and urban agencies providing transit services outside of Chicago.
Analysis of this inventory in the CNA model allows IDOT leadership to estimate Downstate transit needs for the next 10 years and has aided their advocacy for transit infrastructure improvements since 2002. The CNA model also determines the current state of good repair (SGR) backlog for transit in Downstate Illinois, similar to the estimates the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides for nationwide transit to the US Congress in the Conditions and Performance Reports.
Transit Asset Management Plan Update (September 2022)
Transit Asset Management Plan (September 2018)