FLEET SIZING AND DISPATCHING FOR THE MARINE DIVISION OF THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION. VEHICLE ROUTING: METHODS AND STUDIES. STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS - VOLUME 16

New York city's department of sanitation (dos) operates a marine-based system comprising barges, tugboats and various fixed facilities to transport refuse ("garbage") from various parts of the city to the world's largest land-fill on Staten Island. The purpose of this chapter is to report on a modeling project whose purpose was to provide dos with a planning tool for sizing the fleet of barges and tugs in the face of a project doubling of transported load. Vehicle routing in this context consisted of procedures for dispatching the tugs towing barges from point to point within the harbor. The developed model has been used for fleet sizing and other strategic (capital planning) decisions and has resulted in savings to the city of New York of at least $6 million. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Larson, R C
    • Minkoff, A
    • Gregory, P
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00491699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-444-70407-8
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM