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... 7   Defining and Categorizing Maintenance Activities The Lack of Consistency in Defining Maintenance Maintenance is an integral aspect of managing a highway network. Even so, the range of activities considered to be maintenance makes it difficult to establish a single definition that works for all agencies.
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... 8 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan differentiates work between maintenance, preservation, or rehabilitation. An example of this is Nevada DOT (NDOT)
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... Defining and Categorizing Maintenance Activities 9   allows agencies to better understand the comprehensive set of strategies needed to extend asset service lives while minimizing long-term costs. FHWA's Handbook for Including Ancillary Assets in Transportation Asset Management Programs (Allen et al.
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... 10 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan Interval- or Age-Based Management Interval- or age-based strategies do not require knowledge of the asset's condition to schedule and deliver maintenance. Instead, maintenance is delivered at specific times based on a suggested interval.
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... Defining and Categorizing Maintenance Activities 11   exceed the value provided for decision-making. In general, condition- and risk-based approaches require the highest levels of data and data quality.
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... 12 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan Operations and Routine Maintenance Activities classified as operations and routine maintenance serve to sustain or restore functionality to the highway facility but do not impact measurable asset conditions. As such, these activities do not play a significant role in LCP other than in appropriately budgeting for their costs.
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... Defining and Categorizing Maintenance Activities 13   Operations activities are conducted to keep the highway system operating safely and effectively. Often, operations and maintenance are funded from the same sources and conducted by the same staff.
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... 14 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan For ancillary assets, repairs will typically replace parts or elements to return the asset to service. Examples of this include repairing guardrails after a collision or replacing a traffic signal or Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
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... Defining and Categorizing Maintenance Activities 15   Training Training maintenance workers is essential to ensuring the maintenance organization can deliver work safely, effectively, and efficiently. In some cases, training may be required for job retention or promotion.

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