Jurisdictional Maintenance Project
Racca, David P.
Center for Applied Demography & Survey Research
Maintenance costs and budgets must be examined together with the condition of transportation facilities and level of service provided. Insufficient or no maintenance can lead to large capital replacement costs and shortened life span for facilities and that is not cost effective over several years. Not performing core maintenance and preservation also can lead to an inefficient, complaint based mode of reactive operation. To this end, this project addressed maintenance activities on transportation facilities involved with cleaning, patching, resurfacing, vegetation control, curbs, drainage, beautification, bridges, sidewalks, signals, lights, signs, snow plowing, structural adjustment, and signal and light energy usage to better understand the maintenance costs associated with such capital improvements.