Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 47-08. Pavement Management Systems: Putting the Data to Work

Recent changes in the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) related to pavements and Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) requirements for pavement performance measures have heightened the importance of having, maintaining, and using an effective pavement management system (PMS). Most states have implemented a pavement management system (PMS) but they now face new challenges. Data collection has moved from primarily windshield surveys to automated collection. Data analysis can be manual, semi-automated, or automated. PMS engineers are asked to provide consistent, dependable analysis in the face of changing technologies and budgetary restrictions. The purpose of this synthesis is to document the state-of-the-practice for pavement management systems used by departments of transportation (DOTs). The synthesis will be useful to DOTs that are considering making changes to their PMS to enhance the usability of their data and to better manage their pavement assets with limited resources.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Start Date: 20150701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39644

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562861
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 13 2015 1:00AM