Consultant Services to Evaluate RIDOT’s Pavement Management System
Samples of Previous Work
Samples of previous work are linked below, as described in the printed proposal.
SPP developed functional requirements, integration concepts, and documentation of portal content and web services for the systems integration and implementation for improving the flow of data between VDOT’s Pavement Maintenance Scheduling System (PMSS), field collected data managed by Esri Portal and internally hosted by VDOT, and its Pavement Management System (PMS).
SPP developed an interface control document for VDOT that includes the systems integration information and implementation for facilitating the flow of data between field collected data managed by ArcGIS Online externally hosted by Esri, as well as image integration and storage.
SPP developed this user guide for helping VDOT staff understand the collection, processing and management of data collected for the Strategic Guardrail Management Program. The guide includes documentation including a high-level summary, comic strips and job aids, and provides guardrail management concepts, processes and procedures.
SPP developed standard operating procedures for the use of VDOT’s PMS. Its focus is on business processes and roles and not on how to use the PMS to carry out these processes. A separate Tutorial was developed by SPP to provide guidance on the use of the PMS. The SOPs were developed in order to document how system functions are to be exercised in the context of the annual cycle of pavement management activities. The focus of the SOPs were on cyclical activities, which are processes that will be followed each year in a particular sequence.
For FHWA, SPP developed a range of capacity building resources to assist state DOTs, MPOs and transit agencies implement performance management. Three main technical assistance resources were produced: (1) TPM Capability Maturity Model to assess agency capabilities across different performance management components, (2) TPM Implementation Guidebook to outline steps to improve performance management practices, and (3) TPM Toolbox to provide an on-line interactive tool that will take an agency’s CMM results and provide a customized action plan to improve performance management practices. To maximize the use of these resources, SPP conducted workshops and peer exchanges to provide hands-on capacity-building for practitioners. The foundation of all of these tasks is a new framework for Transportation Performance Management designed by SPP to move the dialogue from “what is TPM” to “How to do it.” In addition, SPP conducted an assessment through a robust survey to evaluate how ready FHWA Division Offices to support TPM implementation and how state DOTs and MPOs are prepared to implement TPM principles, performance based-planning and programming principles.
SPP developed the functional documentation, designed the web-based interface, and developed a prototype website for FHWA’s expanded national performance reporting dashboard. Designed to support reporting of national performance targets and results, and FHWA’s assessment of significant progress towards achieving the performance targets for the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), the development leveraged SPP’s in-depth knowledge of federal performance reporting data requirements. This dashboard has since been launched with all specified performance reports now available.
SPP developed this document for providing guidance to state DOTs and other agencies that are conducting financial analyses and developing financial plans to support efficient and effective management of transportation assets.
Through NCHRP Project 08-103, SPP developed performance-based approaches for multi-objective, cross-asset resource allocation. The research results were presented through a series of workshops for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Technical Assistance Program, and implemented the web-based tool, the Multi-Objective Decision Analysis Tool (MODAT), through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) TPM Pooled Fund.
SPP, along with APTech, developed an update to the AASHTO TAM Guide to improve its effectiveness and advance the practice of TAM. AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide presents a comprehensive introduction to asset management concepts and practices. The guide is intended to foster understanding of asset management techniques and advance asset management practices at transportation agencies.
This document provides information for developing and implementing a QM program, incorporating quality management (QM) practices and sharing state DOT examples or case studies of using pavement condition data.
APTech documented current pavement management practices in state and provincial transportation agencies to determine the extent that pavement management data are being used to support agency decisions. The synthesis focuses on the use of pavement management analysis results for resource allocation, determining treatment cost-effectiveness, program development, and communication with stakeholders.
This document is a user guide for the PPM Tool, which uses historical pavement condition data exported from SDDOT’s dTIMS PMS software for analyzing and developing prediction models. The guide includes general system features, navigation and common procedures.
This document developed by Deighton is a PMS architecture, deployment and test plan for a web-based PMS to assist ADOT in studying their highway network, understanding funding needs, infrastructure condition and making programming decisions.