Use of Comparative Efficiency Analysis to Optimize Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy

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Final Report

Primary Investigator

Teresa M. Adams
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison


The main purpose of this research is to present an analysis of an alternative strategy for optimizing transportation infrastructure maintenance decision-making.


The primary benefit of this research is that it empowers maintenance administrators in state transportation agencies with a new and innovative integrated solution to make decisions and set policies related to transportation infrastructure maintenance. The result of this research provides an alternative way to look at how efficient maintenance spending has been, and gives maintenance administrators a chance to figure out the most efficient way to allocate and distribute maintenance funds.


  1. Phase 1: Defining the cost-condition cycle and parameters identification
  2. Phase 2: Study Cases
  3. Phase 3: Analysis
  4. Phase 4: Summary and Final Report

Project Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Budget: $84,510
  • Student Involvement: One graduate student
  • Modal Orientation: Highway, Rail, Air, Maritime
  • Project ID: CFIRE 08-05
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