Wayne County, Michigan Adopts a State-of-the-Art Roads Management System

This article describes the positive effects of the Roads Infrastructure Management System (RIMS) recently implemented in Wayne County, Michigan Department of Public Services (DPS). RIMS combines hand-held and vehicle satellite feed as well as wireless technology to provide the DPS with nearly real-time data on its four divisions: pavement maintenance, traffic operations, structure maintenance and forestry. The data allows employees to dispatch work teams, maintain traffic signals signs and roads, assure the safety of bridges and other structures, and inventory trees in a cost effective and efficient manner.

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  • Authors:
    • Ray, Margaret
    • Jackson, James A
    • Garrett, Craig
  • Publication Date: 2008-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 62-64
  • Serial:
    • APWA Reporter
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: American Public Works Association
    • ISSN: 0092-4873

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2008 7:35PM