In 2007-2008, J-U-B Engineers, Inc. (J-U-B) performed a transportation and pavement management master plan for the City of Spokane Valley. The goal of the project was to establish a 5 -10 year pavement treatment schedule and to identify and prioritize transportation improvement projects within the City. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was used to analyze and visualize several key components of the plan, including pavement conditions, recommended treatments, Level of Service (LOS), accident locations, accident rates, traffic counts, and potential transportation improvement projects. Additionally, GIS-linked databases were developed to track the City’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and bid tabulations for projects. J-U-B worked with the City to select an appropriate pavement analysis software package (Cartegraph was selected) that would both meet the City’s needs for a pavement management system and be fully GIS compatible. The original project was well received and the City has contracted with J-U-B every year since (2009 – 2015) to perform an annual update to the project using current traffic and accident data.
As the GIS lead on the project, Kasey was responsible for the management of all GIS data involved. Kasey incorporated traffic counts, accident data, and pavement management data from Cartegraph into GIS for analysis. In addition, Kasey created the bid tabs and TIP database management systems currently being used by the city, and was responsible for the transfer of data back and forth from Cartegraph. Finally, Kasey was in charge of presentation mapping for the project. Using the data generated by the analysis in Cartegraph and GIS, he created figures of existing pavement conditions, needed treatments, recommended projects, accident locations, accident rates, traffic counts, capacity levels, and so forth.