USING A PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES: CASE STUDY OF HUNGARY

An integrated network- and project-level pavement management system is described, and its use for allocating resources to various road maintenance actions and distributing these resources to a country's different regions and subnetworks is reported. Particularly interesting is the nature of the budget constraint, which is discussed from three vantage points: disutility of additional road user charges, performance of the road administration, and uncertainty in user benefits. The case study is set in Hungary, where significant efforts have been made to apply state-of-the-art techniques in road management. Contributions are made in three areas: a systematic, top-down managerial analysis of several budget levels and their effect on users and road condition; illustration of practical considerations in resource allocation by road managers; and the use of budget constraints to help achieve multiple highway management objectives, including productivity improvements in the road administration.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 78-84
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309062144
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1996 12:00AM