While focusing on sustaining existing traffic networks and road management, the emergence of multimodal transportation, changing travel patterns, and autonomous vehicles presents an opportunity for public works agencies to reenvision their communities. GIS and street maintenance software offer a lens to see and better understand gaps in service, improve road safety, prioritize improvements, model circulation, and deliver infrastructure that is resilient and equitable.

Prioritize road and bridge maintenance

Public works agencies must understand current conditions to better prioritize road and bridge management. With GIS, agencies can analyze travel patterns, shifting lifestyles, and future trends such as autonomous vehicles to target problematic infrastructure spots before it's too late. Help residents understand why and where you are investing their tax dollars.

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Build sustainable infrastructure

Public works agency staff must step out of repair-and-rebuild mode. They must rethink their capital improvement plan. Sensors, artificial intelligence, drones, and driverless cars will affect everything we plan and build. GIS allows agency leaders to be forward-thinking and build infrastructure that is ready to support the technology of tomorrow.

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Maintain safe roadway conditions

With GIS, you can capture and analyze accurate traffic crash data. Historical records help you understand where accidents have occurred in the past and what measures you can take to prevent them in the future. GIS gives you effective ways to communicate safety plans, show the impact of safety improvements, and increase the public's confidence.

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Create two-way communication with residents

Communicate road closures, preventative maintenance, capital projects, and new traffic patterns with the public to build confidence that you have made the most strategic and cost-effective decisions regarding the public's tax dollars. Provide tools that allow residents to voice their concerns, submit 311 service requests, or provide feedback.

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Manage right-of-way

Map and monitor your streets and roads to understand the exact location of utilities for construction or permitting. Better supervise vegetation management within your rights-of-way. Create situational awareness of right-of-way permits, work orders, road closures, and construction projects in real time.

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CASE STUDY

ArcGIS Insights helps analyze public works budget


With a new tool, Topeka Public Works Department can help residents understand how and where public funds are allocated and increase transparency.

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