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P-TAP 17 Call for Projects

The Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) provides Bay Area jurisdictions with expertise in implementing and maintaining a pavement management program, primarily the MTC StreetSaver® software. MTC has programmed approximately $16 million in regional Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds during the last sixteen rounds of P-TAP. In total, MTC has funded about 665 projects and assisted all Bay Area jurisdictions with their pavement needs.

MTC is soliciting applications for Round 17 projects. The application is available online and will be due October 30, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. Please click here to apply for P-TAP 17 assistance.

Pavement Management Program (PMP)


The MTC Pavement Management Program provides technical assistance to Bay Area jurisdictions through the P-TAP grant program, performing needs assessments, and supporting the Local Streets and Roads Committee (LSRWG) as a forum for discussion of issues relevant to pavement management. MTC has adopted a regional state of good repair performance metrics of 75 PCI by 2040.  


In 1981, MTC — the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area — conducted a study that estimated local roadway maintenance spending in the region fell short by $100 million a year and 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, MTC started its Pavement Management System (StreetSaver) 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.

Legislative Context

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.

Pavement Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP)

The Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) provides jurisdictions with assistance and expertise in implementing and maintaining a Pavement Management System (PMS) and in engineering design for pavement rehabilitation projects.

PMP Certification

In order to be eligible for regional discretionary funds, MTC requires a jurisdiction to have their Pavement Management Program (software or analysis program) certified.

Pavement Management Publications and Resources

Pothole report, StreetTalk, Pavement Condition Index reports, and Archives


 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's StreetSaver® software is a computer-assisted decision-making program 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. The benefits of using StreetSaver include:

  • Local governments can project the future condition of their pavement for different levels of funding and show the effects of under-funded road programs.
  • StreetSaver works as an effective tool for local jurisdictions to manage and identify gaps in street and road revenues.
  • On a regional level, MTC is able to document the Bay Area's needs and shortfalls and use the data to build support in the state Legislature for increased funding.
  • Jurisdictions that have a PMS program in place will be ready to put any available new moneys to their most cost-effective use immediately.