New Clear Roads Research: Tools for Snowplow Route Optimization Projects

Using snowplow route optimization programs can reduce an agency’s winter maintenance costs by facilitating more efficient use of staff, equipment and materials. Developing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for optimization services can be challenging and time-consuming, however.

To help expedite this process, a recently completed Clear Roads research project developed guidance on the technical requirements and key considerations for undertaking a plow route optimization program, including a contracting language template to help agencies build route optimization RFPs.

Download the final report and two-page brief: Synthesis of Technical Requirements and Considerations for Automated Snowplow Route Optimization, October 2021.

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