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