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Transportation Research Board October 20, 2009. City of Seattle Department of Transportation City of Seattle Challenging topography.

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1 Transportation Research Board October 20, 2009

2 City of Seattle Department of Transportation City of Seattle Challenging topography

3 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Moving more people and goods Consider all travel modes and users when repairing or building streets

4 City of Seattle Department of Transportation SDOT’s mission To deliver a safe reliable and efficient transportation system that enhances Seattle’s environment and economic vitality SDOT’s Asset Management Program Vision Transportation excellence through expert, credible, and responsive asset management

5 City of Seattle Department of Transportation SDOT Early Asset Management Efforts Status & condition reports Individual Asset Reports 2003 Pavement Management Report Funding challenges

6 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Seattle’s path to transportation asset management 1. Recognize the need for Asset Management based on success from pavement management effort 2. Begin defining the program 3. Incorporate into ongoing work and existing initiatives 4. Ensure accountability 5. Leadership to generate and maintain buy-in

7 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Overcoming challenges Lack of funding Competing priorities within department Resistance to change Lack of transparency Organizational silos Aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance

8 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Look for opportunities Declining transportation revenues were creating a challenge and a golden opportunity Insert the chart from p 5 of S and C

9 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Guiding goals Sustainability Accountability Transparency Long-term decision making Equitable Smart decisions Stewardship Agility Sidewalk Inventory

10 2007 Sidewalk Inventory

11 Sidewalk Inventory – GIS Maps

12 Sidewalk Database

13 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Define the program 1. Inventory your assets and track their condition 2. Consider how the asset functions as a network 3. Understand how the asset network works within the overall transportation system

14 City of Seattle Department of Transportation SDOT identified 44 asset types within 14 categories Asset Class/Asset Bike/Ped System Bicycle Racks Marked Crosswalks Pedestrian Crossing Underpass/Tunnel Pedestrian Viewing Platform Sidewalks Stairways Trails Transit Loading Platforms Channelization Pavement Markings Roundabout Intelligent Traffic Signs Dynamic Message Signs Radar Speed Signs Parking Payment Devices Pay Stations Parking Meters Pavement (Arterial & Non-Arterial) Real Property Parcels Buildings Regulated Assets (Shoreline Street Ends) Roadway Structures Areaway Street Walls Bridges Bridge Hydrant Vaults Retaining Walls Asset Class/Asset Streetcar Signs (Sign Assemblies) Structures other than Roadway Air Raid Siren Tower Piers Traffic Safety Devices & Structures Chicanes Crash Cushions Curb Bulbs Guardrails Speed Cushions Speed Dots Speed Humps Traffic Circles Traffic Signal System Beacons CCTV Camera Assemblies Detection Systems Traffic Management Center Traffic Signal Assemblies Traffic Signal Communication System Urban Forest Landscaped Areas Trees

15 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Bridging the Gap

16 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Incorporate into ongoing work and existing initiatives Triple bottom line of Asset Management decision-making Race and Social Justice Initiative greenDOT – Environmental Management System Efficient Financial Decision Making

17 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Bicycle Rack Inventory

18 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Data is an asset too Treat data as an asset Use the Hansen Version 8 System to: Track and monitor work Build an asset by asset history

19 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Program oversight Executive Sponsor Overall Direction and Final Decision Making Steering Committee Support, Governing, Policy Consideration & Adoption, Work Plan Decisions Owners Forum Execution of the Program Collaboration and information sharing for the management of assets through their life cycle

20 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Leadership’s role Develop a realistic budget and scope Take a modest approach to implementation Educate department leadership on value added Build confidence with political leaders Formalize decisions with elected officials

21 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Program accomplishments 2007 sidewalk inventory and condition assessment 2007 Status and Condition Report 2008 Levels of Service standards for 17 assets 2009 inventory projects Traffic Circles Crash Cushions Guardrails Bike Racks Radar Speed Signs Bike/Ped Signs Street Name Signs Bridges Stairways Retaining walls Areaways Marked Crosswalks Signals

22 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Future of Asset Management Inventory Level of Service / Performance Measures Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) Risk Assessments / Criticality Asset Management Plans Status & Condition regularly updated as our summary reporting on the program

23 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Questions? Thanks for inviting me speak

24 City of Seattle Department of Transportation Seattle Department of Transportation Asset Management Program Elizabeth Paschke, Program Manager Emily Burns, Strategic Adviser


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