Investment Decisions

Asset Management is a business methodology emphasizing lowering costs and generating a high return on investment.  CDOT has developed the Asset Investment Management System (AIMS) which predicts the long-term performance of each asset given various budget scenarios.  The data generated by AIMS is used by CDOT decision-makers to determine the allocation of funds to invest in each asset for upcoming fiscal years.  The system facilitates discussion of priorities given the lack of sufficient funding to achieve performance targets for all assets.


Current efforts to improve AIMS include refining the information used by the system for each asset, and developing AIMS a cross-asset optimization capability.  The current cross-asset analysis and optimization capability is based on asset condition, however CDOT plans to incorporate additional criteria in the future.