Examination of Highway Maintenance Garages in the U.S. 30 Corridor between Ames and Cedar Rapids, 1988

(1988) Examination of Highway Maintenance Garages in the U.S. 30 Corridor between Ames and Cedar Rapids, 1988. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

A linear programming model is used to optimally assign highway segments to highway maintenance garages using existing facilities. The model is also used to determine possible operational savings or losses associated with four alternatives for expanding, closing and/or relocating some of the garages in a study area. The study area contains 16 highway maintenance garages and 139 highway segments. The study recommends alternative No. 3 (close Tama and Blairstown garages and relocate new garage at Jct. U.S. 30 and Iowa 21) at an annual operational savings of approximately $16,250. These operational savings, however, are only the guidelines for decisionmakers and are subject to the required assumptions of the model used and limitations of the study.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Garages, Land use models, Linear programming, Maintenance facilities
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 17363
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 18:26
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 19:55
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17363