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... 65   Implementation and Continual Improvement Coordinating Maintenance with the Capital Program Coordination between pavement, bridge, and maintenance management practices is key for successful implementation of a TAMP. This coordination helps to ensure the following: • Planned maintenance expenditures will deliver the types of maintenance assumed in pavement and bridge life-cycle plans and investment strategies.
From page 66...
... 66 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan programming involves identifying, prioritizing, and selecting projects to receive specific amounts of funding from specific sources. The results of programming are lists of projects indicating the locations, the expected scope and timing of projects, and the details of the funding to be used on each.
From page 67...
... Implementation and Continual Improvement 67   Coordinating the Timing of Maintenance Delivery Maintenance work is often delivered in contracts that deliver the same type of work at multiple locations. When this approach is used, there is a need to coordinate the timing of different activities to avoid conflict.
From page 68...
... 68 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan Defining Required Competencies Assigning personnel is a key component to work planning to ensure that crews have the skills required to perform their duties. Agencies rely on human resource specialists to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs)
From page 69...
... Implementation and Continual Improvement 69   employee's tenure. Higher-level skills may be required for candidates qualified to take the next position classification.
From page 70...
... 70 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan Budget Agencies allocate budgets in different ways, with some assigning budgets for each crew within the organization; other agencies budget according to the number of assets in the inventory. Assessing how best to allocate a budget is an important aspect of accounting for the cost and including it in asset management planning.
From page 71...
... Implementation and Continual Improvement 71   Funding and Eligibility In determining which activities are best suited for contracted services, it is important to recognize that agencies have different contract funding and regulatory components. For instance, in Colorado, if an activity exceeds a certain value threshold, the activity must be completed by a contractor.
From page 72...
... 72 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan and installation, guardrail repair and installation, and attenuator repair and installation, because those activities are necessary and typically contracted as part of an agency's capital improvement projects (Capers 2014)
From page 73...
... Implementation and Continual Improvement 73   and support TAMP implementation. Each time an agency performs one of these steps, there is an opportunity to improve its practices, make better decisions, and make better use of available resources.

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