To help winter highway maintenance managers justify the costs of new materials and equipment in the face of frequent budget cuts, Clear Roads funded the Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit – Phase I research project. Clear Roads members were pleased with the resulting toolkit and decided to expand and enhance it further.
This Phase II research project enhanced the Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit developed in Phase I, addressing issues and expanding its functionality to include additional materials, equipment and methods.
An updated version of the Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit that provides the following:
- Ability to run on more versions of Internet browsers.
- Reporting in additional formats (such as Microsoft Word) for easier manipulation for presentation.
- Ability to save multiple scenarios and revisit them.
- Options to analyze more winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods.
See the article in the “Winter Maintenance Supplement” of Roads and Bridges magazine (June 2013 issue).
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