Transit Asset Management (TAM) is a broad system of monitoring and managing the condition of public transportation assets. Agencies are required to develop a TAM plan if they own, operate, or manage capital assets used to provide transportation and receive federal financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 as a recipient or subrecipient.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) serves two roles in transit asset management. First, through NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council (RTC), NCTCOG serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Planning Area. The MPO is responsible for facilitating a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process. This includes development of the long-lange plan, Mobility 2045, developing the Transportation Improvement Program, incorporating transit-related projects, and coordinating regional performance targets with all transit providers as they relate to TAM.
NCTCOG has also implemented a TAM group plan for transit providers in the region that did not either implement an individual plan or join the TXDOT group plan. Provided above are several useful links regarding TAM plans, including a link to the NCTCOG Fiscal Years 2019-2022 Group TAM Plan for all subrecipients listed in the Group Participants section of the linked document.