Developing and Refining Sustainability Tools for Winter Maintenance Operations

Sustainability in transportation requires that the three "pillars" of societal needs, environmental protection and economic costs and benefits, should be balanced. Yet, the tools currently available deal only peripherally with transportation operations and maintenance, and with winter maintenance in particular. It is planned to further develop a checklist tool that exists in preliminary form by working with winter maintenance professionals from states, cities and counties to determine how best to refine the existing tool in a variety of areas. The deliverables of this project will be a refined winter maintenance sustainability checklist tool, and the final report detailing the findings of the study.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nixon, Wilfrid

  • Start Date: 20120701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32786

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483140
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC07
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2013 1:01AM