Asset Management Office

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Asset Management Office (AMO) guides the MDOT SHA Asset Management Program toward optimal performance, using risk-based resource allocation to maintain all roadway assets in a good state of repair.

MDOT SHA maintains more than 75 types of transportation assets across 14 critical asset classes with a total replacement value of more than $39 billion. This program continually prioritizes asset needs based on age, condition, criticality and risk. It implements standards, improves systems and data, fosters collaboration and strengthens institutional knowledge.

The office has a director's office and three divisions: Asset Data Operations, Asset Optimization and Preservation Delivery.

The Director’s Office

The Director’s Office oversees the operations of the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Asset Management Program to develop and implement risk-based strategies that ensure performance-based planning and programming meets the needs of all assets throughout their lifecycle. The office coordinates the work of asset class sponsor offices, districts, and operations and maintenance offices to optimize the return on investment in all MDOT SHA assets. The director ensures that MDOT SHA complies with state and federal regulations for asset management.

Asset Data Operations Division

The division ensures that collection of field asset data around the state is of high quality by analyzing and interpreting data to assess conditions. It ensures that input data is accurate and readily available.

Data Compilation & Governance Section

This section compiles, collects, curates, and manages all asset class information at an Asset Data Service Warehouse. With asset data governance and business process implementation, this section serves as MDOT SHA’s official asset data clearing house. It manages baseline MDOT SHA asset inventory data for performance reporting that is required by regulation, policy and support systems. It conducts gap analysis. It also ensures that offices and districts that collect field data use business processes and protocols to ensure data quality.

Asset Information Management Section

This section develops, deploys and maintains enterprise asset management systems that ensure that all asset operations, maintenance activities and work orders are managed properly. It is responsible for business processes, workflows and initial data analysis protocols that support day-to-day operations, planning and tactical decisions.

Asset Optimization Division

This division utilizes asset lifecycle management and transportation system information to quantify the ongoing unconstrained needs of the MDOT SHA asset portfolio of all 14 asset classes comprised of over 75 asset types.  It utilizes asset data from enterprise asset management systems used across the agency to analyze the performance, asset and risk management needs of the transportation system to inform capital, operations, and maintenance programming decisions. The division oversees delivery of asset management plans required by state and federal programs.

Data Modeling & Analysis Section

This section utilizes enterprise asset management systems to assess MDOT SHA’s ongoing unconstrained needs to achieve and maintain assets in a state of good repair (SGR) for their useful life. The optimization analyses use inventory, condition, criticality, performance, treatments and other indicators to generate cross-asset funding recommendations. It provides short, mid and long-term analyses of asset SGR needs to support improved decision making regarding the maintenance and enhancement needs of MDOT SHA assets.  

Life Cycle Planning & Performance Section

This section helps MDOT SHA asset class sponsors offices  comply with federal, state and department performance-based planning and programming requirements. The section provides industry best practices and MDOT SHA asset management program standards to support the proactive lifecycle management of transportation assets in the MDOT SHA portfolio. It integrates performance, asset and risk management strategies into practice across all of MDOT SHA’s asset class sponsor offices, districts, and maintenance and operations.

Asset Preservation Delivery Division

The Asset Preservation Delivery Division (APDD) manages several Capital Program System Preservation funds (30, 76 & 87) and facilitates delivery of system preservation projects that maximize MDOT SHA’s return on infrastructure investments. This activity includes planning, coordination and outreach with the seven MDOT SHA districts and various offices to select the most effective projects. This division monitors budget expenditures, project schedules and progress to meet financial targets.

The division oversees fund management for accessibility and mobility project funds (about $90 million/year). Individual funding program cash flows and yearly budgets are met by partnering with the offices administering the contracts.  APDD works closely with the Office of Deputy Administrator for District Operations, Office of Finance, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering and Office of Equal Opportunity to select federal and state options and minority-owned methods. It monitors financial reports and meets frequently with individual district officials to ensure effective project management.​

Accessibility & Mobility Projects Fund Management Section

  • Fund 30 – Crash Prevention: This fund underwrites the following types of projects: roundabouts, minor geometric improvements, capital remedial improvements and general corridor improvements.
  • Fund 76 – Safety and Spot Improvement: This fund underwrites the following types of projects: safety improvements at high accident locations, intersections capacity improvements, slide repairs, roundabouts, ramp modifications and railroad crossings.
  • Fund 87 – Intersection Capacity: This fund underwrites the following types of projects: geometric improvements to improve mobility at congested intersections.

Learn more about asset management at MDOT SHA in the brochure below.

Asset Management 2021 

Asset Management Office (AMO)

Subrat Mahapatra – Director