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*** NEW *** Transportation Funding: “Down the Rabbit Hole", a Metaphor for Adventure Into the Unknown The various funding proposals in Lansing to date are evaluated.

 

*** NEW *** Transportation Funding Findings to Date and Conclusions Reached

 

Funding Plan Recommendations, November 12, 2012 Revised Draft

PowerPoint Presentation to the Senate Transportation Funding Task Force, November 7,

2012

 

 

A five-minute video about pavement preservation.
“It’s not about filling potholes, it’s about preventing them.”

Pavement preservation methods are the techniques used to implement "asset management", i.e., a structured sequence of maintenance, preservation, repair, rehabilitation, and replacement actions that will achieve and sustain a desired state of good repair over the lifecycle of the assets at minimum practicable cost. With today's limited resources, pavement preservation must take top priority in the spending of our transportation dollars.

See Asset Management and Pavement Preservation are “Best Practices” for Michigan’s Roads and Bridges for a good introduction of the concepts.

 

Sources of Information on Pavement Preservation

 

Presentations from Best Practices Conference on Road and Bridge Maintenance, August 16, 2012, Lansing, Michigan

The goal of the conference was to enable attendees to leave with concrete ideas they can use in their home road agencies, and to stretch their imaginations for how to do things better, faster and cheaper, as well as to demonstrate the things road agencies are doing to get value for money spent on road projects.