Lightning Round: Three Case Studies for Highlighting the Benefits of Benefits of GPS, Route Optimization and Snow Routes
5/20/2019 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: 255F

3:30 - 3:55 p.m. (20 minute presentation, 5 minutes for questions)

GPS – Making a Difference in Local Government

Franklin County, Ohio will discuss the value they’ve found in being able to obtain accurate, real-time data for all snow and ice vehicles, achieved cost savings by tracking materials, and have been “snow-cessful” in their move to a GPS solution.

3:55 - 4:20 p.m. (20 minute presentation, 5 minutes for questions)

Dynamic Routing – Best Practices for Severe Weather Operations

Enjoy this discussion of what new technology is available for white-out conditions and consider whether the reduction in costs is worth the capital investment for you snow fleet operation.

4:20 - 4:45 p.m. (20 minute presentation, 5 minutes for questions)

Implementation of a Successful Snow Route Pilot Program

In 2017/2018, the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, adopted a snow route pilot project for sections the roads that provided the most challenges to crews. They found that crews plowed 20 per cent faster, snow ridges were more consistent, and road width and travel lanes were less impacted. Find out how they did it and their plans for the future. 

After Attending This Session, You Will be Better Able to:
1.Identify if GPS/AVL implementation would be feasible for your organization.
2.Evaluate best practices for implementing dynamic routing technology.
3.Examine the challenges of implementing a Snow Route Pilot Program and how to mitigate them.
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Speakers
Speaker : Neeraj Saroj Senior Engineer and Project Manager, City of Regina, Regina, SK
Speaker : Jerry Mitchell Highway Maintenance Superintendent, Franklin County Engineer, Columbus, OH
Speaker : Link Cheng , Magellan GPS, San Dimas, CA
Speaker : Pierre Parent President, Magellan GPS, San Dimas, CA
Speaker : Weiwen Xie Executive Director, Chief Scientist and Technology Officer, Quetica, Dallas, TX
Speaker : Craig Berndt Regional Business Manager, BSM Technologies, A Geotab Company , Rexford, NY