The focus of this research was the development of a model for addressing the snow removal personnel reassignment problem for the La Porte District Office of the Indiana Department of Highways. The problem is one of assigning transfer personnel to winter snow removal routes so as to minimize the total distance that the workforce as a whole must travel to work during snow emergencies while keeping to a minimum the number of State-owned vehicles that must be issued for this purpose. During the course of this work, a third objective was identified which addressed the issue of equity in assignment strategy. A methodology was developed for determining a feasible assignment strategy that minimized the maximum distance that any individual would be required to travel to work. This research has resulted in the development of a model called the Systematic Analysis of Noninferior Transfer Assignments (SANTA). The model was used in making transfer assignments within the La Porte District for the 1984-85 winter season with dramatic results. (Author) dramatic results. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284

    Indiana Department of Highways

    Indianapolis, IN  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wright, J R
    • Egly, S C
    • Gallivan, H W
  • Publication Date: 1985-5-16

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00399295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-85-9, Project C-36-67T
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:39AM