49 CFR 625 establishes a National Transit Asset Management (TAM) System to monitor and manage the State of Good Repair (SGR) of public transportation capital assets to enhance safety, reduce maintenance costs, increase reliability, and improve performance. Tier II transit providers like our La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility (MTU) and Onalaska Shared Ride (OSR) must either develop their own TAM plan or participate in a group TAM plan. La Crosse MTU and OHWSPT have both have opted to join the Wisconsin group TAM plan.
The WisDOT targets and transit agency performance are shown in the table below. Only WisDOT targets relevant to our transit agencies are included. The targets are useful life goals for the state of good repair of our transit capital. For example, the goal for buses is to have no more than 44% operating beyond their useful life of 12 years. OSR does not use buses or cutaways (a smaller bus) and MTU does not use vans so those items are not applicable (N/A). Local performance data for equipment and facilities is not yet available.
On July 19, 2018, the Federal transit Administration (FTA) published the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule, which requires that operators of public transportation systems that receive Federal funds under FTA's Urbanized Area Formula Grants to develop safety plans that include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS). The Plan must include safety performance targets and be updated and certified annually.
The targets established by La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility and Onalaska Shared Ride are shown in the table below.