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Since 1996 Anderson Road Management Services has provided performance measurement and asset management assistance to municipalities across Ontario.


Below is a brief biography of the company’s owner


With over thirty years experience in municipal transportation, Brian Anderson brings with him an impressive range of accomplishments, which includes authoring over two-dozen papers and two manuals on performance measurement and benchmarking.


Since 1996, Brian has worked with the Ontario Good Roads Association to develop performance measures and productivity improvement tools for application in a municipal roads/public works environment. Brian plays a key role in educating municipal staff on the core principles and key elements of asset management. He also is responsible for gathering and analyzing data annually from municipalities across Ontario and authors the annual report on extent, condition and best practices achieved in the delivery of service on Ontario’s Municipal Roads.


Prior to joining OGRA, Brian has worked for urban and rural municipality’s as an engineering technician and road manager plus with the Ministry of Transportation, as Senior Municipal Supervisor, where he provided guidance and technical advice to municipalities regarding road maintenance and construction.



  • MTEEAC Steering Committee – Drainage Video – 1992
  • President – Drainage Superintendents Association – 1993
  • Ontario Good Roads Association – Road School Instructor – 1989 to 1996
  • Developed and instituted “Highway Operations Maintenance Policy” – Chatham Township – 1990
  • Developed and instituted “Daily Road Report” – Chatham Township – 1990
  • Developed and instituted “Health and Safety Policy” – Chatham Township – 1991
  • Developed with Essex and Lambton County municipalities – Roadway Service Standards – 1995
  • Assisted Essex County with the rationalization of its road system –1995
  • Mapped and defined the municipal roads maintenance and capital activities for performance measurement – 1997
  • Project Manager for a consortium of 13 municipalities, developing specifications for an Asset Management software system, finding and recommending a vendor – 1999
  • Member of the Sharing and Comparing Initiative facilitation team, practical hands on program, which focuses on finding best practices - 1999 to 2000
  • Member Chatham-Kent – Planning Advisory Committee – 2001
  • Contributing editor for Municipal Routes – 1997 to 2001
  • Municipality of Highlands East – Service Optimization Study – 2001
  • Lambton County Patrol Yard Optimization Study – 2002
  • Member Chatham-Kent – Official Plan Task Force on Growth Management - 2003 to 2005
  • OPS Specification 310 rewrite sub-committee – 2003
  • Chair – OPS OIBC Committee a project that will link manufacturers, products and users through a web enabled tendering process – 2002 to 2005
  • Chair – Roads Practitioner Team and Member – Data Utility and Best Practice committee’s of the Ontario Centre for Municipal Best Practices – 2002 to 2005
  • Chair – Municipal Performance Measurement Program – Roads working group – 2002 to 2005
  • Guest lecturer on asset management Lakehead University – November 2007


Publications and Papers

  • Measuring the Performance of a Municipal Roads Operations – December 1997
  • Measuring the Performance of a Municipal Roads Operations, 2nd Edition – December 2000
  • Ontario’s Municipal Roads – a report on extent, condition and cost to deliver services – 1998 to 2006
  • Benchmarking Municipal Roads – the Ontario Experience – September 2003, presented at the TAC Conference St. Johns
  • Measuring Winter Maintenance – what’s behind the numbers – September 2004, presented at the TAC Conference Quebec City
  • Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative – Road Expert Panel Annual Report – 2003 & 2006
  • Behind the Numbers – A 2002 OMBI Road Expert Panel Report – October 2004
  • Developing a Performance Measurement Program – September 2004
  • Continuous Sustainable Improvement Through Benchmarking – September 2004
  • The 3 R’s of Preventive Pavement Maintenance – September 2005
  • Introduction to Asset Management – What municipalities need to know about Municipal DataWorks to effectively manage their assets – August 2006
  • Implementing Asset Management, Using MDW to achieve your asset management goals – January 2007
  • Getting Started, The prerequisites for Asset Management – February 2007
  • The State of OMBI Member Bridges – December 2007


Current Undertakings

  • Lead a peer group of road professionals in the development of performance measures and productivity improvement tools for application in a municipal roads/public works environment
  • Updated and lead the Basic Road Administration course at Ontario Good Roads Association annual road school
  • Ontario Good Roads Association – Road School Director
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs – Drainage Course Instructor – 1992 to present
  • Member—Roads Technical Committee for the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure
  • Provide technical support to the Roads Expert Panel of the – Ontario Municipal CAO’s Benchmarking Initiative
  • Lead trainer on the concepts of asset management and the implementation of Municipal DataWorks, training over 400 municipal staff – fall 2006 plus spring and fall 2007



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