The design of transportation-network service routes is a complex task. This article describes a computer-aided system that can assist in the design of network service routes. The system integrates spatial network data, multiobjective heuristic optimization techniques, and an interactive user-controlled graphic interface. The resulting methodology systematically evaluates route configurations, facilitating the identification of solutions that reduce service-resource requirements while improving the overall level of service to the network. The system has a wide range of applications including winter snow- and ice-control service and road segment service, such as crack sealing, pothole repair, painting and striping, weed control, and road inspection. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) uses the system; INDOT maintenance engineers provide an evaluation of the system. The structure and function of the system are discussed as well.


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  • Accession Number: 00669243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1994 12:00AM