To help winter highway maintenance managers justify the costs of new materials and equipment in the face of frequent budget cuts, Clear Roads funded the Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit – Phase I research project. Clear Roads members were pleased with the resulting toolkit and decided to expand and enhance it further.
Current Transportation Solutions identified requirements, concepts, and processes. We worked with the programmer on the system design, assisted in project documentation and conducted user training.
Clear Roads is an ongoing pooled fund research project with 18 member states aimed at rigorous testing of winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods for use by highway maintenance crews. Launched in 2004 by experienced winter maintenance professionals, Clear Roads responds to a need for research based on practical experience.
The updated Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit provides the following:
Ability to run on more versions of Internet browsers.
Reporting in additional formats (such as Microsoft Word) for easier manipulation for presentation.
Ability to save multiple scenarios and revisit them.
Options to analyze more winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods.
Completed 2010 (Phase 1) and 2013 (Phase 2) for Clear Roads (subcontracted to Western Transportation Institute/Montana State University)