New Jersey Department of Transportation—Transportation Asset Management System (TAMS)

With increasing scarce resources, it is essential for transportation agencies to manage their resources as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. The New Jersey Department of Transportation is doing just that via its $2.9 million Transportation Asset Management System (TAMS), which allows the agency and its partners to ensure greater safety for the public, stay better connected, and save time and money. TAMS technology also proved a “game changer” for NJDOT’s maintenance and operations divisions. It provides an enterprise-level, map-based work and asset management system including a seamless workflow from reporting problems to dispatch, repair, and management reporting. Field crews receive assignments, document their work, and identify potential insurance claims on mobile phones using GPS and photos – increasing the quality of work performed in the field. Comprehensive real-time dashboards provide insights into maintenance operations, costs, and inventory. TAMS replaced several disconnected systems, allowing NJDOT to address issues on its system faster and more efficiently, keeping everyone safer.