Performance Areas Pavement

Matching Resources

  1. Talking Trade-Offs: Using interactive public involvement techniques to prioritize investment on Minnesota’s state highways

    This project was a 2012 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Traditionally, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has used an open house format to communicate ideas and concepts in the State Highway Investment Plan update. Desiring a more robust public involvement element, the recent update uses a variety of communication techniques to better educate and engage the public in the difficult risk and investment trade-offs. In addition to using standard outreach techniques, such as maintaining a project website, using social media (Facebook and Twitter), and updates via a project email list, MnDOT implemented several innovative tools. Examples are a budgeting exercise, webinars, and an online tool to assess the values of the public and identify where citizens want greater investment along the state’s highways.


    This project won an honorable mention in the 2012 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The objective of is to communicate complex transport planning concepts to the public thereby helping them provide better input/improvement suggestions and helping build political support for difficult policy choices. The project consists of a website, wiki, social network and game.
  3. February 1, 2015

    The Gray Notebook 56

    WSDOT looks at pavement conditions through the eyes of drivers and with cross-section illustrations to show the how pavement can deteriorate throughout during its lifecycle. The infographic in Gray Notebook 56 compares past trends and provides future projections, describing not only how many lane miles and vehicle miles traveled fall into categories ranging from very good to very poor, but what fiscal impacts can be expected at each stage.

  4. WSDOT – MAP-21 Performance Management

    What are the implications of MAP-21 newly proposed rules for safety, pavement and bridges?  WSDOT has developed a website and folios that share general and technical information intended to enhance the understanding of federal rule making for the general public as well as technical audiences. As proposed rules are released and other rules become finalized, the website will be updated to reflect current information.
  5. August 1, 2014

    The Gray Notebook 54
    WSDOT’s quarterly performance report on transportation systems, programs, and department management

    In Washington state, water is everywhere. As a result, so are the bridges and ferries that help keep the state’s economy vibrant and goods, people and services moving. WSDOT’s 54th edition of its quarterly performance and accountability report, the “Gray Notebook” takes a close look at how well the agency is preserving its bridges, ferry terminals and vessels and how the state is performing in terms of transporting goods and services. In addition to quarterly articles on ferries, rail, Lean and incident response, this issue also features annual reports on how Washington state agencies are working together to make highways safer for travelers, and how obtaining certain environmental permits saves WSDOT time and resources
  6. June 1, 2015

    CDOT Asset Investment Management System
    (or The Power of the Line Graph)

  7. June 1, 2015

    Setting Meaningful Targets: How MnDOT is Adapting Its Approach to Target Setting in an Age of Uncertainty and Fiscal Constraint

  8. June 1, 2015

    Envisioning Better State of Good Repair Performance Measures

  9. June 1, 2015

    Transportation and Economic Competitiveness

  10. June 1, 2015

    Using Data for Better Strategic Results