Transportation Asset Management

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

The RWD is a nondestructive testing device that assesses pavement structural conditions while operating at normal highway speeds and without... more

Illinois Tollway

Illinois Tollway

ARA’s pavement engineering, asset management, and research services support the Illinois Tollway’s efforts to provide high-quality transportation... more

Traffic on Ontario Highway 410

Synthesis of Asset Management Best Practices for Canada

ARA led a study to synthesize transportation asset management practices in Canada. more

PaVision equipment attached to truck

PaVision® Automated Pavement Condition Assessment System

ARA developed the portable, easy-to-use PaVision® system to provide a low-cost, automated technology for assessing pavement conditions. more

Distressed highway pavement

Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool

In support of the FHWA Office of Asset Management, ARA was a member of the team that developed the PHT technology and software. more

ACRP

ACRP 1-16: Asset and Infrastructure Management for Airports

ARA compiled a collection of best practices for airport asset management and developed a 10-step process for successful implementation. more

Photo of some of ARA's pavement testing equipment and vehicles

Pavement Testing Services

ARA offers a comprehensive suite of pavement testing and evaluation services for both highways and airfields. more

An ARA engineer using a tablet computer to document pavement condition data

Airfield Pavement Management

ARA supports commercial, general aviation, and military airports worldwide with innovative pavement management services and technologies. more

  • Rolling Wheel Deflectometer
  • Illinois Tollway
  • Traffic on Ontario Highway 410
  • PaVision equipment attached to truck
  • Distressed highway pavement
  • ACRP
  • Photo of some of ARA's pavement testing equipment and vehicles
  • An ARA engineer using a tablet computer to document pavement condition data

Asset management is a strategic approach to allocating scarce resources for the preservation, operation, maintenance, and management of transportation infrastructure. Through the systematic use of management processes, engineering and economic analysis, communication strategies, and other tools, transportation agencies can understand the effect of their decisions on the capacity, quality, and future needs of their transportation system. Through effective asset management, agencies can maximize their return on investment, improve system performance, extend the life of critical assets, and increase customer satisfaction.

ARA is a full-service technology provider with experience in:

  • Planning
  • Data collection
  • Modeling
  • Performance management
  • Software/system implementation
  • Programming
  • Monitoring
  • Technology implementation/deployment
  • Communications/outreach

We understand that pavement or asset management is an integrated set of processes and policies, not just a computerized software package. A successful system requires a detailed understanding of the agency’s needs, existing data, information systems, and decision-making processes. Once these are clearly identified, the ARA staff embarks on a regimented scope of data collection, modeling, and system implementation tasks. ARA is well-versed in a range of condition assessment techniques (including video, nondestructive, crowdsourcing, existing data sources, and foot-on-ground), modeling tools, and asset management software. This flexibility and know-how allows ARA to implement the tools that will best serve any given agency.

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

Rolling Wheel Deflectometer

The RWD is a nondestructive testing device that assesses pavement structural conditions while operating at normal highway speeds and without... more

Illinois Tollway

Illinois Tollway

ARA’s pavement engineering, asset management, and research services support the Illinois Tollway’s efforts to provide high-quality transportation... more

Traffic on Ontario Highway 410

Synthesis of Asset Management Best Practices for Canada

ARA led a study to synthesize transportation asset management practices in Canada. more

PaVision equipment attached to truck

PaVision® Automated Pavement Condition Assessment System

ARA developed the portable, easy-to-use PaVision® system to provide a low-cost, automated technology for assessing pavement conditions. more

Distressed highway pavement

Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool

In support of the FHWA Office of Asset Management, ARA was a member of the team that developed the PHT technology and software. more

ACRP

ACRP 1-16: Asset and Infrastructure Management for Airports

ARA compiled a collection of best practices for airport asset management and developed a 10-step process for successful implementation. more

Photo of some of ARA's pavement testing equipment and vehicles

Pavement Testing Services

ARA offers a comprehensive suite of pavement testing and evaluation services for both highways and airfields. more

An ARA engineer using a tablet computer to document pavement condition data

Airfield Pavement Management

ARA supports commercial, general aviation, and military airports worldwide with innovative pavement management services and technologies. more