The FHWA is assisting state departments of transportation (DOTs) in conducting and reviewing the results of an organizational gap analysis, which includes a self-assessment. The self-assessment considers, at a minimum, the adequacy of organizational strategic goals and policies with respect to asset management, whether asset management is taken into account in the agency’s planning and programming of resources, as well as whether the agency is implementing adequate data collection and analysis policies, undertaking whole-life lifecycle cost analysis and undertaking programmatic risk assessments to support an effective asset management program.
Based on the results of the self-assessment, a gap analysis is undertaken to determine which areas of the agency’s asset management process require improvement. The self-assessment questions are available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/asset/gap/selfassessment.pdf
The FHWA works with state DOTs in undertaking the asset management gap analysis, which includes the following: