One of the basic requirements for the proper management of highway maintenance activities is the establishment of maintenance levels of service. A systematic methodology was developed for determining the maintenance levels of service that would maximize the user benefits subject to the constraints on available resources. A demonstration of this methodology for two maintenance problems is described. The necessary inputs for the methodology were obtained from the data base of information currently available to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The data base included information available in the literature, studies conducted within the department, information available from maintenance management systems, and experience and judgment of knowledgeable individuals within the department. Results of the analysis produced levels of service that were intuitively satisfactory. Sensitivity analyses were conducted to determine the impact of conditions such as budget cuts and changes in the relative weights of different considerations on the determination of optimum levels of service.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 19-21
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance management systems and transportation ride quality
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031184
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM