Basic TAMP Outline

The Basic TAMP Outline should reflect the minimum requirements established by federal rules. This outline contains guidance on the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Inventory and Condition
  3. Objectives and Measures
  4. Performance Assessment
  5. Lifecycle Planning
  6. Risk Management
  7. Financial Plan
  8. Asset Valuation**
  9. Investment Strategies
  10. Process Improvements

The Basic TAMP Outline includes guidance and links to example TAMPs within each section to assist in TAMP development.
**Note that although an asset valuation is a required analysis under federal rules, this analysis is typically presented as part of another required analysis (e.g. inventory and conditions).

Download a basic outline

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Along with the Basic TAMP Outline you can also use the Custom Outline Builder to include additional sections and customize your outline with agency-specific criteria. There are many ways to customize your TAMP outline using this tool. Further information is available here.

Distribution of sections in the collected TAMPs

Most of the TAMPs in the AASHTO database contain a number of sections that are not included in the basic outline. This interactive graphic shows which sections are common and which are rare – it charts the percentage of TAMPs in the database that include each section. In this graphic, the sections that comprise the Basic TAMP Outline are indicated in red. As of October 15th, 2018 the set of collected TAMPs includes 54 documents. These can be accessed here.

  • Introduction

    100%
  • Regulatory and Legislative Requirements

    48%
  • Inventory and Condition

    88%
  • Data Management

    48%
  • Objectives and Measures

    92%
  • Levels of Service

    38%
  • Performance Assessment

    72%
  • Future Demand

    42%
  • Lifecycle Planning/Management

    70%
  • Current Methods and Tools

    48%
  • Environmental Sustainability

    6%
  • Risk Management

    86%
  • Financial Plan

    86%
  • Asset Valuation

    74%
  • Investment Strategies

    78%
  • Process Improvements

    84%
  • Communications and Reporting

    32%