• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 1185

Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Evaluation Manual Implementation: Case Studies and Lessons Learned Since 2015

Monday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
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Brian Leshko, HDR, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures (AFF60)


This session focuses on how the FHWA’s Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and Evaluation (TOMIE) Manual has fared during the past 3 years of use, performing tunnel inspections in accordance with the National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS).  All eligible vehicular tunnels were required to have an Initial NTIS Inspection performed by August 13, 2017.  With a National Tunnel Inventory (NTI) listed at 473, this minimum number of inspections, coupled with additional Routine NTIS Inspections occurring within 24-months following the initial inspection, will provide an excellent backdrop for representative Case Studies and illustrative Lessons Learned from the perspective of implementing the TOMIE Manual and highlighting Best Practices.

Title Presentation Number
Virginia Tunnel Inspection and Rehabilitation
Christopher Foley, AECOM
Mohamad Amine, AECOM
Tunnel System Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance Yields Improved Condition State
Brian Seip, Gannett Fleming
Jeffrey Allen, Gannett Fleming
Ben Margerum, Gannett Fleming
Lessons Learned Using the TOMIE Manual from the AASHTO T-20 Perspective
Louis Ruzzi, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Prasad Nallapaneni, Virginia Department of Transportation
Lessons Learned Using the TOMIE Manual from the Federal Highway Administration Perspective
William Bergeson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)