The Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) project is to develop and implement a national data standard for land transport assets.
This project is part of the Transport Agency-led Transport Operating System (TransportOS) programme to establish a digital operating system. This is to help keep the transport network safe, flowing freely, well maintained and constantly improving.
The data standard for land transport assets will offer a consistent, integrated approach to data structures and asset management. It will enable better asset data acquisition and analytics, better management of land transport asset data and greater opportunities for sharing and collaboration.
This will help with forward work planning, strategic asset management and improved sector-wide investment decisions because of a richer, consistent, spatially-enabled evidence base.
Our vision is to share transport asset data within and between organisations easily, which means decision makers can access and confidently use all relevant information wherever they are, whenever they want, whoever has provided it.
The AMDS project scope includes:
The 2018/19 Government Policy Statement (GPS) sets an expectation of the Transport Agency to ‘deliver the right infrastructure … at the best cost’ as part of the ‘value for money’ theme. This calls for a more mature approach to the whole-of-life asset and activity management.
Also, the National Infrastructure Plan(external link) highlights the development of ‘national, shared, open data standards for infrastructure’ as one of the key focus areas.
One goals for New Zealand is to have a safe, resilient and accessible transport network to support economic development and expected levels of customer service.
Having consistent, reliable and sharable information about transport assets across the whole value chain and lifecycle is key. The continued development of individual solutions to common problems is inefficient.
The project’s vision aligns with the Transport Agency’s goal to become an ‘insights driven’ organisation, and also with the ‘realising excellence’ theme of the Road Efficiency Group (REG).
A business case supporting this vision has been developed with participation from the sector – the councils, contractors and technical consultants who were involved in the Investment Logic workshops in 2017.
The REG Governance Group (which includes senior representatives from the Transport Agency, Local Government NZ and councils) is a key champion of this initiative across the transport sector.
The projected timeline for this work is: