This synthesis seeks to explores the various kinds of dashboards currently in use to track and manage winter maintenance operations, while also understanding how this data is obtained and displayed through these dashboards. Then, how is the information displayed used to gain efficiencies related to Level of Service, material use, resource allocation, and the cost of winter maintenance operations.
The goal of this synthesis project is to provide state winter maintenance managers with an understanding of how dashboards are being used to track and manage winter maintenance operations.
Results of this synthesis will provide a more thorough understanding of these dashboards, thus it may be possible to improve operations through increases in Level of Service, reduction in materials usage, man-hours, and the overall cost of winter maintenance operations. In turn, information from these dashboards may be used to communicate with agency executives and legislators, and potentially the public.