Local Case Study
StreetSaver helps fuel Local Agency's APWA Accredidation
According to Carl Valdez, Public Works Supervisor- Streets, StreetSaver helped the City of Ventura Public Works Department become only the 11th city in California to be accredited by the APWA.
Carl says the following:
"I've been using Streetsaver since 2002 while at the County of Ventura. It was integral to the development of our annual pavement plan. When I came to the City of Ventura in 2007, I had discovered they had been using Micropaver for many years. The City had switched to a third party software just before my arrival, which did not perform to an acceptable level. I requested that we switch once again to Streetsaver, since the County had been using it, and it was what I was accustomed to. If Streetsaver did not perform to expectations, not only would we have discontinued using it, but I would have lost all credibility. We have been using StreetSaver ever since, and we take advantage of all of the tools, especially the budgeting and scenario tools. My managers fully rely on me to give them the Pavement Maintenance information on a moment’s notice. StreetSaver has helped the City of Ventura become one of only 11 cities in the State of California to receive Accreditation from the American Public Works Association."
Learn more about the award and program the City of Ventura implemented
MPO Case Study
StreetSaver is an integral part of RTC's Pavement Management Regional Analysis and maintenance plan.
Scott Gibson, Pavement Engineer for RTC uses StreetSaver to prioritize projects within his Pavement Preservation Plan. Additionally, with the help of StreetSaver, an ongoing research program with the University of Nevada on the long term effects of materials such as warm mixes and micro-surfacing is taking place.
Here’s what RTC’s Scott Gibson had to say.
"RTC uses StreetSaver to consolidate all of our member agency’s data into one regional database. RTC does not own any of these assets but we manage the fuel tax that funds the pavement preservation program used on the regional roads which are the higher volume arterials and collectors. StreetSaver allows the RTC to prioritize work and projects that provide the greatest benefit to the network as a whole and is blind to jurisdiction. Because it is web based, our member agencies have access to the information. In addition, through an ongoing research program with the University of Nevada Superpave Center, researchers have access to data related to efforts such as long term performance of different materials and treatments like warm mixes and micro-surfacing."
Learn more about RTC's pavement preservation plan
Statewide Needs Assessment Case Study
StreetSaver reveals why California’s local street and road system continues to be in crisis.
Every trip begins on a city street or county road. Whether traveling by bicycle, bus, rail, truck or family automobile, Californians need a reliable and well-maintained local street and road system. Unfortunately, these continue to be challenging times for our street and road system due to increased demand and unreliable funding. There is a significant focus on climate change and building sustainable communities, yet sustainable communities cannot function without a well-maintained local street and road system. The need for multi-modal opportunities on the local system has never been more essential. Every component of California’s transportation system is critical to providing a seamless, interconnected system that supports the traveling public and economic vitality throughout the state.
The first comprehensive statewide study of California’s local street and road system in 2008 provided critical analysis and information on the local transportation network’s condition and funding needs. Conducted biennially, the needs assessment provides another look at this vital component of the state’s transportation system and once again finds a significant funding shortfall.
Learn more about the California Statewide Needs Assessment