The largest and most difficult cost to determine in the economic life of a U.S. Forest Service ranger district maintenance center is usually the transportation cost of personnel to the work sites. Decreasing this cost through optimum location of centers presents one of the best opportunities for energy conservation and increased efficiency. The method described here permits the determination of the total transport cost to each work site so that costs can then be contoured; the least-cost contour delimits an area that may be analyzed for site location. Location analyses of five districts estimated savings from relocation in three districts that ranged from $12,700 to $32,000 over the life of the facility.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: pp 21-24
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance management systems and transportation ride quality
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031184
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM