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Developers claim that the equipment and operating cost for winter maintenance has been reduced by $11million to $14 million, due to the Indiana state DOT implementation of the Computer Aided System for Planning Efficient Routes (CASPER) system.


October 1997
Statewide,Indiana,United States


Summary Information

The Indiana state DOT has implemented the Computer Aided System for Planning Efficient Routes (CASPER) for districts in the state. The software is used to assist with the design of routes needed to service the roadway network. Developers claim that the equipment and operating cost for winter maintenance has been reduced by $11 to $14 million. Additionally, they have reported an increased service level and an 8 to 10 percent reduction in the number of routes needed to service the network.

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Source

Technology in Rural Transportation 'Simple Solutions'

Author: Deeter, D. and C. E. Bland

Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

Source Date: October 1997

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-RD-97-108


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Typical Deployment Locations

Rural Areas

Keywords

road weather vehicle tracking, winter maintenance vehicle

Benefit ID: 2000-00058