April 25, 2008 District Engineer Presentation 2 Signing Policy, Measures & Target Policy Replace signs near end of useful life Measure 1. Percent of signs replaced annually to meet a 12 year cycle 2. Percent of signs over 12 years old Target Replace 8 percent annually to achieve 12 year life cycle
April 25, 2008 District Engineer Presentation 10 Summary 19,088 signs replaced statewide in 2007 57 percent of annual target Districts 4, 7 and 8 with sign management systems are up to date Other districts still struggling to meet 8 percent annual target due to lack of staff; increasing number of new signs/replacement of damaged/vandalized signs State-wide backlog increased slightly (approximately 9,000 signs from 2006 to 2007 which is about 2% of total signs)
April 25, 2008 District Engineer Presentation 11 Analysis Longer life cycle of new prismatic sheeting (VIP and DG3 15+ years) compared to HI sheeting (12 years) Number of new/vandalized signs has been stabilize since 2005 Making good progress in SignTrack implementation. Need to focus on data population over next year. Gap between target and what can be accomplished within budget and staff continues to grow. New dollars may help this situation. Cost to maintain signing asset will continue to rise (material and labor costs) 1/2 % annual growth of new signs statewide
April 25, 2008 District Engineer Presentation 12 Financial Impact - HSOP $4.6 million needed annually for next four years to eliminate the backlog, replace old interstate signs and keep pace with system growth $4.6 million needed annually for next four years to eliminate the backlog, replace old interstate signs and keep pace with system growth $3.0 million (materials and installation costs) to bring 14% statewide backlog of aging signs up to 12 year replacement cycle $1.0 million for interstate sign replacement (signs 15- 20 yrs old in Districts 1, 3 and 6). Note that $4.0 million has been programmed for FY 08-11 (I-35, I-90 and I-94) $0.6 million (materials and installation costs) for.5% annual growth in sign system statewide
13 SignTRACK Project Status Over the past year: All districts have received training, laptops and handheld GPS devices with bluetooth communications. Training for D7 is scheduled to occur after their upcoming data migration to SignTrack. All existing data has been converted to SignTrack in D1, D4, and D8. D7 should be completed by June, 2008. D2, D3 and D6 have been populating the database and sign library over the winter and have made good progress. Metro still plans on issuing an RFP for data collection dependent on available funding. Sample crystal reports have been developed and are out for review with a test group of SignTrack users. The first iteration of the Mobile Map application will be distributed to a test group in early May. Working with vendor on enhancements ($20K needed). Permanent SignTrack Application Administrator’s position will be filled by June (hopefully)!
April 25, 2008 District Engineer Presentation 14 Signing Recommendation Continue to use percentage of signs replaced to meet 12 year cycle as one performance measure Continue to use percentage of signs over 12 years old to measure “Overall Sign System Condition” SignTrack: Continue with SignTrack implementation and development of business practices. Convert D7 data and continue data population in all districts. Fund Metro’s data collection ($700,000). Pursue SignTrack enhancements as identified Fill permanent SignTrack Administrator Position Continue to use capital program to replace interstate signs
April 25, 2008 District Engineer Presentation 15 Comments on results, issues and recommendations?