Best Practices for Road Weather Management Version 2.0
A Real-Time Scheduling Model for Winter Road Maintenance Operations
This paper introduces a real-time scheduling model that can be used by maintenance managers to develop and evaluate alternative resource allocation plans for winter road maintenance operations. The scheduling model takes into account a wide range of road and weather condition factors such as road network topology, road class, weather forecasts, and contractual service levels, and produces a vehicle dispatch schedule that is optimal with respect to operating costs and quality of service. The model is then used to carry out an analysis on a realistic case to illustrate the potential impact of improved information on winter maintenance operations.
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