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Transit Asset Management Principles for Transit Systems with Rail Assets Webinar
This webinar is available for viewing on the Rutgers/NTI YouTube channel.  It has two parts

Part 1 is the main presentation:

Part 2 is the SEPTA presentation:


Transit agencies manage major assets, particularly in the case of fixed guideways, This webinar series introduces a strategic approach to managing transit assets. It focuses on an agency's business processes for resource allocation and utilization with the objective of better decision-making based upon quality information and well-defined objectives. Policy-driven objectives are used to establish an agreed quality and level of service. Performance data is systematically applied to minimize the life cycle cost of assets required for the quality and level of service.

This webinar focused on the application of the asset management principles to transit.

Presenters were:

  • Scott Baker, Senior Consulting Manager, AECOM
  • Robert Peskin, Senior Consulting Manager, AECOM
  • Laura Zale, Senior Asset Management Engineer, SEPTA


 Target Audience

This webinar series is directed at mid- and senior-level managers who are involved in the planning, funding, and day-to-day maintenance of transit assets including rolling stock, guideway, and facilities to perform their duties. The individuals participating in this webinar could be in the operations, maintenance, safety, facilities, infrastructure, capital development, grants and financial areas. Executive management will also benefit from this webinar.


  • By the end of this webinar series, participants will be able to:
  • Define and understand transit asset management
  •  Recognize the benefits of transit asset management and how it can help their transit system.
  • Reference FTA policies relative to protecting assets
  • Determine how to establish key performance indicators applicable to their needs
  • Describe basic asset management principles
  • Provide strategies to develop and implement an asset management program through proactive measures



The goal of this course is to improve asset management in transit agencies through information dissemination.

120 minutes



Please contact the course manager for course information.