Examination of Existing Highway Maintenance Garage Locations in Two Study Areas in Iowa, 1982

(1982) Examination of Existing Highway Maintenance Garage Locations in Two Study Areas in Iowa, 1982. Transportation, Department of

[img]
Preview
PDF
IADOT_Examination_Existing_Hwy_Maint_Garage_Locations_2_Study_Areas_IA_1982.pdf

File Size:967kB

Abstract

During the 1980-81 fiscal year, the Office of Transportation Research conducted a study to examine the existing locations of highway maintenance garages in a study area provided by the Office of Maintenance. The study successfully identified a model referred to as an "Optimum Allocation Model" for examining highway maintenance garage locations in a given area. This model can optimally assign highway segments to maintenance garages and can also be used to evaluate the financial impact of closing or relocating a highway maintenance garage utilizing the highway maintenance-related data currently available at the Iowa DOT. The present study employs the optimum allocation model to examine the existing highway maintenance garage locations in two selected areas in the southeastern and southwestern parts of the state. These areas were selected by the Office of Maintenance and are referred to as "Study Area No. 1" and "Study Area No. 2" in this study. These study areas are shown in Appendices 1 and 2, respectively.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Garages, Land use models, Maintenance facilities
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 17361
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 18:26
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 19:54
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17361