Asset and Vehicle Management

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is responsible for monitoring the use of Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-funded real property, facilities and equipment. Assets that are not maintained in a state of good repair present potential risks, including safety, service unavailability and high maintenance and repair costs. As such, WisDOT oversees all assets purchased under WisDOT grant agreements. Asset oversight is provided through an asset inventory, maintenance reviews and inspections.


Any programs or activities that receive federal transit funding must comply with asset management requirements. Any agency receiving federal dollars either directly from FTA, indirectly through WisDOT or both, must:

  • Track all federal assets from purchase to disposal
  • Maintain a complete and accurate inventory list
  • Develop and implement a written maintenance plan

Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan

Every agency must develop or opt into a transit asset management (TAM) plan if it owns, operates, or manages capital assets used to provide public transportation and receives federal financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 as a recipient or subrecipient.

WisDOT has developed a TAM Group Plan and TAM Targets for rural and small urban sub-recipients. The plan is created to assist sub-recipients in evaluating asset condition, prioritizing asset replacement, and understanding TAM Targets for each vehicle type.





WisDOT Federal Asset Manager

Katie Patterson​
(608) 264-7335