This event—held May 16-17, 2017, in St. Cloud—convened city and county engineers from Greater Minnesota to explore the issues and challenges surrounding asset management for small and rural agencies in our state. It also highlighted some potential strategies and tools that are available to help overcome these challenges.

Attendees learned how small, rural agencies in Minnesota and across the United States are effectively and successfully implementing asset management of transportation-related infrastructure. Facilitated discussions and discovery activities focused on:

  • Hurdles or difficulties faced by small rural agencies in developing and implementing asset management
  • Potential strategies for overcoming these hurdles and difficulties
  • Resources that are available to assist agencies in successfully implementing asset management

Summary Report


Transportation Asset Management: Peer Exchange and Practices

Otter Tail County 2040 Transportation Plan

Morrison County Culvert Inventory

Big Stone County Culvert Inventory

Carver County City Asset Inventory

City of Vancouver Washington Pavement & Asset Management

Roadsoft Roadway Asset Management

North Dakota Roadway Asset Management

Northwest Pavement Management Association

Iowa Pavement Management Program

MN2050 State of the Infrastructure Potential Asset Management Class


This event was sponsored by the MnDOT Division of State Aid for Local Transportation with program assistance from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota and funding assistance from the Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul Division.