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Quantifying the Benefits of Pavement Management
As State Departments of Transportation face shortage in funding, move more
towards transparency and follow business models. The buy-in and support for
pavement management systems is very critical. The support and buy-in can be
achieved if published studies clearly documented the benefits, cost savings
and improvements in efficiency from implementing pavement management
Decision involving millions of dollars for pavement maintenance and
rehabilitation should be technically supported using logic and technical
concepts. The era of adequate funding
and “trust us we know what we are doing” is over. State and Federal
legislators expect transparency in the process, for what is the planned work
and what are the expected results. The
public also have the same expectations from transportation agencies.
Identify current practices incorporating pavement management with strategic
Develop criteria for determining best practices regarding incorporating
pavement management analyses into business and strategic processes.
Identify best practices and case studies suitable to illustrate how to
successfully tie network- and project-level decisions/goals.
Develop guidelines documenting recommendations for using pavement
management analysis results to provide meaningful planning decisions.
|Sponsoring Committee:||AKT10, Pavement Management Systems
|Research Period:||12 - 24 months|
|Index Terms:||Pavement management systems, Financing, Transparency (Program management processes), Benefits, Program management, State departments of transportation, Costs, |
Administration and Management
Maintenance and Preservation
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