maintenance management system was developed to meet the need for
a practical, easy-to-use, yet highly-refined management tool that
would enable management an engineering personnel to make better
decisions on track, highway, and bridge maintenance.
a single, easily accessible source of detailed information on
track, highway, or bridge conditions-historical, current,
and futurefor individual track or highway segments, as well
as aggregate information at division, regional, and system levels.
A key feature of the system is its ability to assist in establishing
in-house quality standards, which are appropriate for a given
Department of Transportation, railroad, or transit companys
the concept of the quality index to assess a given track or highway
segment: the quality deteriorates with usage and is improved with
maintenance work programs.
facilitates the planning of future expenditures
and overall resource allocation by providing optimized maintenance
predicts future levels of track, highway, or bridge quality for
specific track or highway sections, tests the potential impacts
of various work program strategies on individual track or highway
sections, and establishes effective priorities for maintenance.
Specific applications of the MONITOR©
maintenance management system include British Rail,
Burlington Northern Railroad, London Transport, and CP rail.