Truck Station Location Optimization

This project proposes a unique methodology using ArcGIS to optimize truck station locations in Minnesota. Truck stations are used to store and repair equipment as well as store materials. The location of truck stations has wide ranging impacts including incident response times, winter maintenance treatment effectiveness, and employee commute times. The project will develop a set of optimization alternatives, test the alternatives, and conduct a cost analysis to determine the optimal implementation strategy for optimizing truck station locations. The development of alternatives will be driven by the location, age, and condition of truck station facilities and will account for the amount of equipment, material capacity of equipment, storage capacities of facilities, and material demand of road segments, amongst other factors.