eBART BRIDGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The purpose of the Bridge Management Program (BMP) is to prevent the deterioration of railroad bridges by preserving their capability to safely carry rail traffic. Ongoing, planned bridge maintenance reduces the risk of human casualties, environmental damage, and disruption to the Nation’s railroad transportation system.
Scope of Services
RSE provided bridge inspections and implemented a program for ongoing bridge management and maintenance practices.
RSE's support of BART's Bridge Management Program (BMP) includes:
Preservation of documents, records, and audits
Implementation of the bridge inspection program
Bridge inspection performance
Determination of bridge capacities
Preparation and delivery of bridge inspection reports
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) &
City of Union City, Public Works Department
San Francisco Bay Area, CA & Contra Costa County, CA
BART TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (AMP)
Over the last two years, RSE staff has been supporting BART's comprehensive Asset Management Program (AMP),by assisting agency staff to maintain its long-term plan to address system reinvestment, minimize risk, and maintain financial stability.
As a fixed rail system that carries riders across four counties, BART is a capital intensive system. BART operates and maintains a wide variety of capital assets and manages a great deal of physical infrastructure throughout the Bay Area including signal, communications, tracks, stations, and other facilities. BART’s infrastructure is valued at $21 billion and has recently developed an Asset Management Strategy to efficiently and effectively transform this high performing, but aging transit system into a new world class system over the next 10 years. The strategy is specifically designed to show maximal value for money and to manage safety, operational, and financial risk.
The comprehensive AMP for which RSE has contributed its expertise, knowledge and experience allows BART to take a more systematic, risk-focused approach to prioritizing investment of scarce resources for both operating and capital needs. BART’s 40,000+ assets are generally divided into six broad categories: Guideways, Facilities, Non-Revenue Vehicles, Systems, Revenue Vehicles, and Support. RSE staff continues to work closely with various BART departments; including Systems, Electrical & Mechanical, Capital Projects, and Civil/Structural to provide monthly report on capital assets, operations, and budgeting.
Documentation of baseline data measurements
Regular-reporting regarding progress of portfolio and project goals
Preparation of procurement-ready packages
Presentations to management and staff regarding status, controls, and progress of Capital Infrastructure Renewal Program objectives related to Asset Management and Strategic/Preventative Maintenance
Capital program budgeting and project scoping
Preparation of project work plans and schedules