The experience of San Francisco Bay Area cities and counties in collectively attempting to improve pavement maintenance practices by use of a pavement management system (PMS) is discussed. The development of this tool is viewed as a major factor that is necessary to assist in securing additional road maintenance revenues and in improving performance in an environment of limited revenues. The findings of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the agency that served as the catalyst for this effort, are summarized. These findings should have relevance and broad applicability as many other cities and counties begin developing or upgrading their pavement maintenance capabilities. Better understanding about what a PMS is, what it can do, and what should be considered before such a system is implemented are addressed. A user's manual to help guide the implementation of PMSs will be developed as these efforts continue.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 41-46
  • Monograph Title: Pavement management activities
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038065
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM