Asset Management Practices Survey - Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL)

Jun 10, 2021

Ohio’s Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) program in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is conducting a study on Asset Management Practices by Local Public Agencies in Ohio. The main objective of this study is to document the current methods used by local public agencies (LPAs) in Ohio for collecting, storing, analyzing, and using the transportation asset data as well as the associated costs.

As part of this study, a survey was developed to gather information from LPAs in Ohio about their current practices for asset management. The following types of assets are covered in this survey: pavements, bridges, hydraulic structures and systems (culverts, storm water management system, or roadside and non-roadside ditches), traffic control and safety devices (traffic signals, traffic signs, pavement markings, street lighting, or curb ramps), and utility assets (water supply system, sanitary collection system, or electric power services).

This survey is being sent to local public agencies throughout Ohio. Your cooperation in completing the survey will ensure the success of this study.  To view and complete the survey, please click on the following link: https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCOvpOx31Q8Msm2

The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete, and will be available through June 15, 2021. Please feel free to share this link with colleagues in Ohio LPAs who are in charge of transportation asset management.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ala Abbas of the University of Akron at abbas@uakron.edu. Additional materials you would like to provide to supplement your survey response may be emailed directly to Dr. Abbas. Your input is critical to the success of this study. Thank you very much for your time and expertise.