Capital preventive maintenance
Eger, Robert J.
Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
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The purpose of this guidebook is to offer a process for managers to follow that will assist in overcoming various perceived limitations currently preventing initiation or expansion of preventive maintenance efforts at all levels of government. This guidebook introduces a systematic approach that can be used to address a variety of obstacles, thereby providing insights to front-line transportation officials, administrative decision makers, and elected officials. This guidebook initiates a five-step process to use when developing and presenting the case for preventative maintenance, which incorporates the stages of education, challenges, environment, strategy, and delivery. The report presents a number of tools and techniques that can be utilized by managers and policymakers to promote broader use of preventive maintenance. Those tools and techniques are presented throughout the guidebook. Within the guidebook are case studies of preventive maintenance implementation in the Departments of Transportation of three Midwestern, cold weather states - Michigan, Kansas, and Nebraska. These case studies demonstrate how the states have recognized their environments to address issues in practice. The guidebook concludes with a quick checklist guide to assist in the initiation or expansion of preventative maintenance efforts.