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Capital Program and Investments

The Capital Program and Investments Division provides the expertise and resources to develop a Capital Investment Plan based on optimizing performance of the transportation system which identifies the most beneficial projects to execute with the anticipated revenues. Implementation of a Transportation Asset Management Program (TAMP) within the New Mexico Department of Transportation to maximize use of limited public resources and maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure in the best possible condition is a key component of the Capital Investment Plan. The Transportation Asset Management Plan is a mid-term plan that addresses how the NMDOT will improve or preserve the condition of the assets and the performance of the National Highway System. All projects in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) are consistent with the goals of the Transportation Asset Management Plan.

The Capital Program and Investments Division is responsible for managing the NMDOT Bond program and coordinating federal grants such as the USDOT BUILD and INFRA Grants.

Tamara P. Haas, P.E., Division Director
Office: 505-795-2126

SECTIONS AND PROGRAMS

Pavement Management and Design Bureau

 As NMDOT continues implementation of  the Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) and Transportation Performance Management, NMDOT Pavement Management and Design will be utilized more and more to support the state’s long term plans and vision.

NMDOT Pavement Management & Design performs the following activities:

  • Assesses and reports both current and future pavement conditions according to State and FHWA performance measures (23 CFR 490);
  • Estimates funding needs to achieve target roadway condition levels;
  • Identifies pavement preservation, rehabilitation and reconstruction recommendations that optimize the use of available funding, with primary focus on reuse and recycling treatments;
  • Evaluates and illustrates the impact of different investment levels and treatment strategies to both short- and long-term pavement conditions; and,
  • Evaluates the long-term impacts of changes in materials properties, construction practices and specifications, and design procedures on pavement performance.

Information Available Upon Request:

  • NMDOT’s methodology and procedures for collecting pavement roughness, rutting and distress data
  • How pavement roughness, rutting and distress data are used to calculate pavement performance indexes of roadway sections

Department’s Data Quality Management Plan
NMDOT Design Manual, Section 620

Jeffrey Mann, PE Bureau Chief
Phone: 505-795-4927

Rais Rizvi, PE, Pavement Design Section Head
Phone: 505-467-9243

Asset Management Bureau

 This Bureau is responsible for implementing the Transportation Asset Management Plan and Transportation Performance Management within NMDOT by collaborating with multiple functional groups within NMDOT. Federal surface transportation legislation, established Asset Management requirements for states that is codified in 23 CFR 515.  The requirements include developing a Transportation Asset Management Plan that is updated at least every four years.  On an annual basis, NMDOT must provide documentation to the FHWA no later than July 1 each year that demonstrates how NMDOT has implemented the investment strategies included in the TAMP.  FHWA considers the best evidence of plan implementation to be that, for the 12 months preceding the consistency determination, the NMDOT funding allocations are reasonably consistent with the investment strategies in the NMDOT TAMP.  

Transportation Asset Management Plan

Phillip Montoya, Asset Management Bureau Chief
Phone: 505-469-4158

Transportation Performance Management Program

↑ There are many aspects to Performance Management which include providing reports to the Cabinet Secretary, State Transportation Commission, FHWA, Department of Finance and Administration and the Legislative Finance Committee.  As a new requirement of 23 CFR 490, NMDOT is required to set performance targets for 17 national measures.  The areas in which NMDOT must report on performance are;  Safety, Pavement and Bridge Condition; and System Performance.  This section is responsible for coordinating NMDOTs reporting to FHWA through the performance management form based on the timeframes identified by FHWA.  In addition, coordination of performance measures for the annual state budgeting process is also required as well as coordinating Strategic Planning for NMDOT and providing the Strategic Plan as part of the annual state budget submittal.  National Performance requirements for states and MPOs is codified in 23 CFR 490. State DOTs and MPOs establish performance targets based on those rules. Tables with targets for three federally mandated performance measure topics are linked below, and include both NMDOT and MPO targets:

LFC Quarterly Reports (2020 Q1) (2020 Q2) (2020 Q3) (2020 Q4)

Kathy Mattison, TPM Manager
Phone: 505-690-4922

Maintenance Performance Management Section

This Bureau is responsible for management of highway maintenance performance data and ensuring the data entered into the maintenance management database meets the department quality assurance requirements. The maintenance management database holds key information on work performed and expenditures on transportation assets in support of the NMDOT Transportation Asset Management Program. Maintenance data analysis is a key component in the NMDOT’s performance management program and provided to FHWA and the Legislative Finance Committee.

Camille Valdez, MPMB Management Analyst Supervisor
Phone: 505-469-2155

Project Evaluation Bureau

 As available funding is limited, NMDOT must make calculated decisions as to which specific projects to select and where to distribute funds in a way that is objective, effective, and meets the needs of all the transportation system’s users. The project evaluation process allows for objective rankings of proposed projects and enables NMDOT to evaluate the extent to which individual projects address a range of NMDOT goals, needs, and priorities. This evaluation process can be understood as part of larger efforts to ensure data-driven decision-making.

Ultimately, this project evaluation process helps to further the state’s Transportation Asset Management (TAM) efforts, which utilizes business, economic, and engineering practices to help guide data-driven decisions for resource allocation and project evaluation. NMDOT’s asset management strategies are based on high-level policies for emphasizing preservation and ensuring minimum standards based on different tiers of the transportation network, as well as the goals and objectives of state and local agencies. Available funds are allocated based on review of objective data about asset condition at both the network and asset-specific levels.  This Bureau is responsible for coordinating with each district to complete the Conditions Analysis Report which is part of the project evaluation process in order to identify projects for the Capital Investment Plan.

CAR Form (Available Soon)
CAR Procedures Manual (Available Soon)

Joe S. Garcia, Project Evaluation Bureau Chief
Phone: 505-490-2698