The Pavement Management System, PMS, had been started developing since year 80’ in Taiwan area. With the systematic and efficient management, the decision of the policy and road maintenances can be efficiently developed and executed. Besides, new inspection instrument and equipment have been used for collecting and analysis enormous information of the road network. Recently, the Government had reduced the budget of the public works, it is more important to excise the limited resources to increase the efficiency of the road maintenance policies.
Highway Development and Management Tool -- HDM-4, that was developed by the World Bank, combines technical and economic appraisals of road projects. It can not only offer the extensive models to apply many different functions of the life-cycle of the road, such as the planning, programming, preparation, operations and fee of the road improvement, the road user cost and effect of the society environment, but also provide the functions for the parameters adjustment of the local environment, which makes the models can be easily applied to many different countries. This tool can provide three applications for Strategy analysis, Program analysis and project analysis for user.
This research employed the HDM-4 to collect and analysis the properties of the vehicles and the relation of the cost in the Taiwan area to establish HMD-4 models of the relevance vehicle data in the Taiwan area. Moreover, according to the current situation and operation instruction of the road maintenance in Taiwan, choice the best work methods and standards which can be applied for Taiwan to support the maintenance engineering. After all, I selected the Tao-Yuan area road network to proceed the program analysis and strategy analysis practically. And for example have the road management in Taiwan, to evaluate the problems for the combination HDM-4 and domestic road management system and provide the future application and developing direction for the HDM-4 in Taiwan.