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 manage their 7,582 lane miles of pavement and 450 bridges for almost 1 million city residents.
The City of Austin’s primary goal in implementing the new Pavement Management System is to increase resource productivity and maximize pavement life at the lowest cost to taxpayers. City planners are now able to make more informed data-driven decisions on when, where, and how to tackle strategic and operational challenges, achieving the highest possible return on their road network investments; the annual cost of maintaining the City’s infrastructure is about $12M for capital improvement projects, $13M for street preventative maintenance treatments, and $6M for routine roadway repairs like fixing potholes.
In early 2015, the City of Austin selected AgileAssets, Inc. to provide licensed AgileAssets software and consulting services to create the City’s modern pavement management system. The City of Austin, Public Works, Street and Bridge Operations team was led by Project Manager Ed Poppitt, supported by City Steering Committee members, Robert Hinojosa, James Snow, David Magaña, and Pirouz Moin. The AgileAssets team leaders were Arif Beg and Brian George.
Written by: Dr. Ronald Hudson on July 18, 2016