METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT: THE MASSACHUSETTS EXPERIENCE

Management system mandates contained in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) quadrupled the roadway mileage that must be included under a pavement management system (PMS) in Massachusetts. Most of the additional mileage is local jurisdiction roadways that are eligible for Surface Transportation Program funds under ISTEA. To handle this additional responsibility, the Massachusetts Highway Department is working cooperatively with the commonwealth's metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). This partnership is in keeping with the spirit of ISTEA and takes advantage of Massachusetts MPOs' experience in pavement management as well as local agency investments in pavement management systems. An appropriate interagency PMS is being developed to address planning, programming, budgeting, design, and maintenance requirements of a roadway network composed of various classes of pavement under the control of many jurisdictions. This is being accomplished by harmonizing (making the individual systems work together) rather than by standardizing a single PMS. The PMS is being integrated into a geographic information system data base shared by other management systems.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 72-75
  • Monograph Title: Pavement performance data
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309062004
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 18 1996 12:00AM