Concept Highway Maintenance Vehicle, Final Report, Phase One, 1997

(1997) Concept Highway Maintenance Vehicle, Final Report, Phase One, 1997. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) of Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota formed a consortium to define and develop the next generation highway maintenance vehicle. The Center for Transportation Research and Education of Iowa State University provided staff support to the concept highway maintenance vehicle project, which focused on winter maintenance activities. Phase I of the three-phase project focused on describing the desirable functions of a concept maintenance vehicle. Phase II will include the development, operation, and evaluation of prototype winter maintenance vehicles. Phase III is envisioned to be a comprehensive fleet evaluation of prototype winter maintenance vehicles. This report covers the activities of Phase I. Phase I included conducting a literature review of materials related to winter highway maintenance activities, identifying ideal capabilities of a winter maintenance vehicle, inviting private sector equipment and technology providers to join the project and commit equipment and expertise for Phase II, and determining the specific equipment and technology to be included on the three prototype vehicles for the winter of 1996-1997. Phase I concluded by establishing that assembling the three prototype vehicles would be beneficial to the project and to the three state DOTs.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Guides to the literature, Literature reviews, Maintenance equipment, Prototypes, Snow and ice control, Snow removal, Snowplows, Spreaders, Technology, Winter maintenance
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Equipment
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 21925
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 25 Apr 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 12:05
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21925