Where does inner-city public transportation begin and what is the first focus for a city? It really starts with infrastructure assets, including railways, roadways, catenary, switches, signals, bridges, tunnels and related structures. These assets are typically categorized as linear assets, since they have a start and end measure that can be maintained by segment. Linear asset management for Porto Alegre starts with managing public works and roads and that will be our focus today.
As we hear from Procempa, the Service Provider for Porto Alegre, cities need to adapt. Citizens dictate that public services need to be “always” available and tax payer dollars need to be optimized to accommodate shrinking budgets. When looking for a solution to enable Procempa to manage the city’s assets, their main focus was on a robust solution that would integrate the siloed systems within the city and equip administrators to make better decisions.
For Porto Alegre a “smarter city” is a “city that manages information better” to improve maintenance efficiencies with collaborative, data-driven asset management. It’s a city “in which administrators use information to make decisions”.
With the IBM solution that includes Maximo Asset Management Porto Alegre is projecting that they will be able to:
- reduce service request response time by 50%
- reduce the workorder backlog by 30%
- reduce the total cost of ownership of assets by 60%
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To learn more more about capabilities you need to focus on for inner-city public transportation solutions, including a focus on infrastructure, register for this “Select the right solution for inner-city transportation management” buyer’s guide here.
The advice given in this buyer’s guide for inner-city transportation organizations focused on infrastructure is to “Look for a solution that offers a single, automated, centralized system for work orders, permits, tracking, scheduling and compliance reporting. It should control costs and complexity, while helping you maintain both infrastructure equipment and linear assets in a state of good repair.” The guide recommends that you “look for a solution that:
- Manages multiple types of infrastructure assets, including roads, track, catenary, switches, signals, bridges and tunnels (that is, linear assets that have a start and end measure that can be maintained by segment)
- Provides geospatial, operational and linear visualization of infrastructure asset relationships—all from the same system—using geographic information system (GIS) technology
- Provides a dynamic, geospatial context of work orders, assets and relevant land-based features and includes the ability to define linear work “segments” and track progress made against them
- Delivers analytic data of infrastructure assets for decisions that meet regulatory requirements
- Provides real-time collection of information via sensors to help manage preventive maintenance, optimize scheduling of repairs and improve reliability across the transit system
- Provides graphical dragging and dropping of assignments to labor resources, while validating skill suitability and availability to related tools and/or materials
- Integrates data from mobile users for near real-time status and KPI dashboard updates
- Provides ad-hoc report development and data warehouse capabilities for business intelligence and analytics beyond KPI metrics”
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