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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 systems. 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.


Literature review Identify current practices incorporating pavement management with strategic planning. 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
Date Posted:04/16/2015
Date Modified:05/14/2015
Index Terms:Pavement management systems, Financing, Transparency (Program management processes), Benefits, Program management, State departments of transportation, Costs,
Cosponsoring Committees: 
Administration and Management
Maintenance and Preservation

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