Purpose of Program
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Pavement Management Program (PMP) StreetSaver® is a computer-assisted decision-making process designed to help cities and counties prevent pavement problems through judicious maintenance, and to diagnose and repair those that exist in a timely, cost-effective manner.
In 1981, MTC — the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area — conducted a study that estimated that spending for local roadway maintenance in the region fell short by $100 million a year, and that the Bay Area's 17,000 miles of streets and roads had a deferred maintenance cost in the range of $300 million to $500 million. In response to this study, MTC started its Pavement Management System in six Bay Area communities as a pilot program in 1984. The full program got under way in 1986; it is one of the first in the country to be tailored specifically for cities and counties, rather than for state highways.
Benefits of Program
The benefits of using StreetSaver include the following:
Users of MTC's StreetSaver program today include more than 300 nationwide. Of these:
MTC's PMS offers its users:
California's 1990 transportation blueprint requires that a pavement management system be implemented by cities and counties seeking funding for projects through the State Transportation Improvement Program, the state's seven-year transportation construction and rehabilitation spending plan. Federal legislation also has encouraged use of these management systems.
For more information, or to receive MTC's PMS newsletter, Street Talk, contact Sui Tan at MTC:
Metropolitan Transportation Commission • 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, California 94607
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