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FTA Technical Assistance/Clarification on TAM Rule Implementation


​FTA sent the following regarding technical assistance on TAM final rule implementation and a clarification on rule requirements:

October 1, 2016 marked the effective date of FTA’s Transit Asset Management (TAM) final rule. As part of the agency’s technical assistance to transit providers in implementing the rule, FTA has published new materials, including a webinar series, presentations and updated FAQs. The TAM final rule was published July 26, 2016.

Along with these new resources, FTA posted a correction to reporting due dates for the initial State of Good Repair (SGR) performance measure targets. The TAM Final Rule requires transit providers and group TAM plan sponsors to set SGR performance targets within three months after the effective date of the final rule, or no later than January 1, 2017. Previously, FTA incorrectly stated that transit providers and group TAM plan sponsors also are required to report their initial targets to the National Transit Database (NTD). A transit provider or group TAM plan sponsor may report initial targets to the NTD when the target reporting forms become available in early January 2017; however, the rule does not require initial targets to be reported.

The Performance Measure Guidebooks for Facility and Infrastructure comment period has closed and FTA is reviewing comments.

Resources:

TAM Final Rule Resources

TAM Final Rule

Transit Asset Management (TAM) landing page

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