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Alaska DOT&PF to Replace Legacy Systems With AgileAssets Enterprise Asset Management Solutions

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced in mid-July that they had selected AgileAssets, Inc. of Austin, Texas to provide software to better manage their diverse portfolio of roads, bridges, equipment, fleet, vehicles, and other transportation assets valued at over $6.3 billion. This new software from AgileAssets provides integrated enterprise asset management solutions to help […]

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New Mexico DOT Goes Live with Maintenance Management System Upgrade

On July 6, 2016, New Mexico DOT went live with a new enhanced Maintenance Management System (MMS) based on AgileAssets® Maintenance Manager™ (MMS).  As part of the go-live, the MMS module was merged with their existing Pavement Management System (PMS), which was implemented in 2013 by AgileAssets based on the AgileAssets® Pavement Analyst™ module. New Mexico DOT’s […]

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City of Austin Launches New Pavement Management System

The City of Austin Public Works Department has another reason to celebrate this month – July 12th was the day their new Pavement Management System (PMS) went live after a year of hard work. Based on AgileAssets® Pavement Analyst™ software, this new system is a major milestone as the new PMS helps the city better […]

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Good Safety Data is Essential to a Successful Traffic Safety Management Plan

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Safety publishes a newsletter three times a year called, the Safety Compass Newsletter. The recent spring issue, 2016, describes a number of important traffic safety management plan issues. Good data is the most critical element needed to understand and improve traffic safety management. For many years, safety data […]

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What is a Transportation Asset Management System and Why Do You Need It?

What exactly is Asset Management System?  Many definitions have been offered over the years.  In 1994 Hudson et al* state that Asset Management or Infrastructure Management, depending on how it is termed, is “the process of integrating design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation to maximize benefits to the user and minimize total costs to the […]

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How Asset Management Software Can Protect our Rural and Urban Road Systems

Historical highway funding levels have been inadequate for maintaining the various state department of transportation road networks. Even though Congress recently passed new transportation funding legislation in the FAST Act, it does little to address the historical maintenance backlog that has accumulated over the years. Transportation departments need effective asset management software to maintain and protect rural […]

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Transportation Research Board – a Short History from An Insider

Most people know that TRB stands for Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering. While a United States-based agency, it has become the premiere location for technical information exchange and publication about transportation around the world. TRB was founded about 90 years ago as the Highway Research Board […]

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The True Cost of Deferred Road Maintenance

Engineers have long known that good preservation, preventive maintenance, and programmed maintenance are essential to economical pavement and bridge performance and life.  A number of people including Mike Sheflin, former Commissioner of Public Works for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa, Canada, have shown that investing $1.00 at the appropriate time in pavement maintenance can save […]

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A History of Pavement Management Conferences

Pavement management was born in the 1967-70 time-frame (1).  It was the first of what are now many asset management systems implemented in state DOTs.  Followed in 1987 by Bridge Management Systems (2) developed by Hudson, Carmichael, and Hudson.  Pavement management was well enough recognized by 1980 that the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the world’s […]

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