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Maxwell Sokol, an intern at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), will focus on developing an asset-based Infrastructure Needs Database, comprised of an inventory of all components of the transportation system for NYMTC’s 2015-2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The Database will incorporate condition assessments and cost estimates for upgrading the inventoried assets based on the requirements of the RTP, and will include the methodology and assumptions used for determining future costs. In developing the Database, he will be working with NYMTC staff and members to apply the principles and techniques of transportation asset management (TAM). The primary objectives of the project are to enhance the NYMTC data collection process and to assist in the development of the financial analysis for the RTP. The goal in developing a comprehensive, standardized database is to promote efficiency in resource allocation within and between asset classes, both for NYMTC’s long-term planning and short-term programming decisions.

Maxwell Sokol
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation