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May 2008Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-013

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New Course Introduces Strategies for Achieving More Effective Pavement Management Programs

Learn how to get the most out of your agency’s pavement management program with a new 1-day course available from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI). The free course, Pavement Management Systems: Characteristics of an Effective Program (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131116), highlights the basic components of an effective pavement management program and illustrates the use of pavement management information. Course participants will also have the opportunity to identify strategies to enhance the existing capabilities of their own programs.

Among the topics covered are data collection activities, condition assessment, program development, investment analysis, and other uses of pavement management information to support an agency’s decision processes in improving pavement performance. Also introduced is the role of pavement management in supporting an agency’s transportation asset management program at the strategic, network, and project levels.

The training includes five modules. Module 4 is divided into three lessons, with only lesson 4-1 presented during the 1-day session of the course. This lesson covers strategies to improve the effectiveness of an agency’s pavement management program. Agencies that would also like to include lessons 4-2 (pavement condition assessment and performance modeling) and 4-3 (using pavement management to support a pavement preservation program) can request a 1.5-day version of the course (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131116A).

The course is designed for transportation professionals from State and local agencies who are responsible for managing and maintaining pavements or prioritizing pavement projects. Course participants should be directly involved with providing data to support pavement management activities, selecting pavement projects, developing candidate project recommendations, or determining funding allocations for pavement-related activities. The minimum class size is 20 participants, with a maximum of 30.

The first session of the course will be held May 28–29, 2008, in Newington, Connecticut. For more information or to schedule the course in your State, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov, or contact the NHI scheduler at 703-235-0534 (email: NHITraining@fhwa.dot.gov). To learn more about the course content, contact Nastaran Saadatmand in FHWA’s Office of Asset Management, 202-366-1337 (email: nastaran.saadatmand@fhwa.dot.gov).

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