An Experimental Maintenance Management System

Report No: 80-R10

Published in 1979

About the report:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate Virginia's maintenance management system and to recommend modifications directed at improving it. The study revealed that (1) the current system of allocating maintenance monies is based upon centerline mileage rather than the quantities of maintainable items, (2) the area superintendents' desired level-of-service is higher than that recommended in the guidelines issued by the Maintenance Division, and (3) the accomplishments of field crews for an 8-hour day including travel, preparation, safety and productive time often fall to two thirds of the current state productivity standards. The implementation and evaluation of a pilot program employing an "assessed needs" approach to maintenance management are recommended. The basic input to the assessed needs approach would originate from the maintenance area headquarters and would include: (1) A graphic log inventory of maintainable items, (2) a roadway needs inventory, (3) a long-range work plan and budget, (4) a short-range work plan, (5) an evaluation of productivity standards based on local constraints, (6) an ongoing evaluation of the maintenance activity standards, and (7) an evaluation of the assessed needs approach.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Other Authors

John R. Hall, Glenn A. McMillan, Frank N. Lisle

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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