StreetSaver Blog

  • StreetSaver Best Practices Vol. 1: Distress Identification

    by Roger Smith | May 24, 2016
    Several questions frequently arise during pavement distress rating. Here are some best practices taken from StreetSavers AC and PCC Distress manuals.
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  • 3 Cold Hard Truths on Condition Assessment

    by Sui Tan | May 04, 2016
    I received an urgent phone call from an East Coast user few days ago. “You have to help me!” Before I could say “sure”, he had started telling me the problem. In short, he was asking if there was anything he could do to rectify the distress data that was collected a year ago. This is because without any increase in funding, his network PCI had gone up 10 points.
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  • Put Your Pavement Management House in Better Order

    by Sui Tan | Jan 29, 2016
    I can’t believe we are in late January already. I hope you are keeping up with the New Year’s resolutions. Studies have shown that only about 65% of the resolutions are being kept in the first month. As I have known better, setting up too many goals is the sure-fire way to failure. It is easier to set just two or three goals, making sure to apply the principles of S.M.A.R.T goal setting. Below are the three goals to make you easier to kick off 2016 on the right foot:
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  • New StreetSaver® Website Offers Powerful Tools for Public Works Directors

    by MTC | Nov 13, 2015
    The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has unveiled a reengineered website for StreetSaver®, the first and leading pavement management tool for the San Francisco Bay Area. The new website debuts several powerful features to help public works directors do the job of tracking and maintaining city and county networks of local streets and roads.
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  • Keeping Good Roads Good

    by Jose Reyes | Sep 28, 2015
    Most of us have experienced a situation where we come across a bumpy stretch of road or a rough patch of pavement. As we get to the end of this bumpy stretch, it’s usually the same expression: “Someone should fix that darn road!” Well, should they? StreetSaver’s philosophy, in its simplest terms, is “keeping good roads good”. The entire outlook of applying preventative maintenance to a good road while letting a poor road deteriorate while waiting for funding might seem foreign to many. StreetSaver proves this method to be the most cost effective. How does it do it?
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  • Whats New on StreetSaverOnline.com

    by Jose Reyes | Sep 04, 2015
    The new StreetSaver site has arrived! Featuring a new look and layout. The new StreetSaverOnline.com also showcases a wide selection of informational blogs, news, and resources. Here are just a few of the key items the new StreetSaver site has to offer.
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  • For Performance Management, is IRI a Better Indicator?

    by Sui Tan | Aug 28, 2015
    The recent MAP-21, FHWA’s Notice of Proposed Rule Makings (NPRM) have heightened the importance of IRI as one of the performance metrics on pavement conditions that is required in the state DOT’s asset management plan. Why would FHWA pick IRI? For one important reason – this is by far the only national-level data that the state DOTs collect and submit every year for Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) reporting. Many state DOTs have IRI data since 1990 when it was first required by FHWA. So it is reasonable to see why the IRI became one of the performance metrics proposed, and state DOTs will be required to set a target in their asset management plan.
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