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... 1   Introduction Background The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) defines transportation asset management (TAM)
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... 2 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan to incorporating maintenance costs in risk-based TAMPs. A review of the 52 state TAMPs (includes Puerto Rico and Washington, DC)
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... Introduction 3   Lack of Common Definitions for Maintenance Each agency defines maintenance in a way that best suits its needs. As a result, there is a lack of commonality among agencies.
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... 4 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan TAM addresses the strategic aspects of how assets are maintained and how resource constraints, risks, and needs will be addressed. Maintenance addresses the day-to-day risks that impact the operational (or tactical)
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... Introduction 5   maintenance impact on the asset life cycle. As a result, this Guide addresses the full spectrum of activities that might be considered maintenance by highway agencies.
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... 6 A Guide to Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan provides a means for agencies to define which category best fits each activity. These categories form the basis for the guidelines presented in the following chapters.

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