City of Pittsburgh Snowplow Route Optimization, Route Management and Navigation Services
Quetica has been working with the City of Pittsburgh since 2018 to provide route optimization, route dispatch and navigation, and AVL/Telematics services for approximately 400 vehicles and 2,400 lane miles. Quetica provides route optimization modeling and associated consulting support to enable optimized routes for the City’s winter maintenance fleet. These services improve safety, better serve the City’s customers, and effectively and efficiently provide comprehensive snow and ice management solutions while reducing costs associated with materials, labor and equipment.
In a Pittsburgh press release dated June 30, 2020, the City stated it saved more than $1 million from new road salt distribution methods adopted by the Department of Public Works. Mayor William Peduto stated, “The technology is already paying for itself and will only lead to more savings year after year.” The press release stated the overall cost of the upgrades was $1.7 million and that with a $1 million in salt saving alone last winter, the upgrades will pay for themselves during the 2020-2021 snow season.
On October 1, 2018, the project was featured in an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette-Article.pdf
photo source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette – www.post-gazette.com