An Infrastructure Maintenance Funding Framework for a Transportation Agency

Asset management (AM) is currently a key focus area for many transportation agencies. AM helps transportation departments improve their maintenance process, have better budget allocation strategies, and extend the useful life of their infrastructure at a lower cost. All state department of transportation's (DOTs) are looking for innovative ways to manage their infrastructure assets to obtain the best return for each dollar spent. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) collects roadway condition data (through sampling) from a random set of 0.1 mile segments of the road network to evaluate the condition of different asset features against certain thresholds to estimate the need for maintenance and to determine how to allocate maintenance funding. NCDOT’s maintenance management system (MMS) is used to determine expenditures to maintain assets, assess asset condition rating improvement due to each expenditure, forecast future condition ratings, and determine optimal funding and spending plans for each maintenance activity. The objective of this paper is to present a comprehensive framework for assessing road asset condition and allocating funding for asset condition maintenance. The framework seeks to maximize condition rating while minimizing cost based on NCDOT budget constraints.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1435-1444
  • Monograph Title: Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan

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  • Accession Number: 01605861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479827
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 24 2016 3:04PM