GeoDecisions has been selected by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in US to perform a review of the department’s current Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) business process. GeoDecisions’ business process review will provide Caltrans with an assessment of current HPMS business processes, an analysis of alternative process improvements, and a plan to implement recommended actions. The review will focus on processes for the collection, validation, and management of data related to non-state roads in California, which account for approximately 90 percent of the 169,000 miles of California’s public roads. The results of the review will supplement Caltrans’ ongoing initiative to improve the overall quality and cost-effectiveness of its annual HPMS submittal process.
HPMS is a federal program for monitoring the state of the nation’s highway system. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires that each state department of transportation produce annual submissions of various public road data on the extent, condition, performance, use, and operating characteristics of highways. FHWA manages the HPMS as an information repository for the federal government. HPMS data is used as a resource for reporting to Congress on needs within the national highway systems, determining funding levels for federal highway programs, and apportioning federal highway funds.