This report presents the results of a study of automated route planning and optimizing software to be used by Mn/DOT Metro Division and by Hennepin County for snow plow and for snow and ice control logistical planning. The study has:
1. Produced a uniform set of specifications for the two agencies; 2. Identifyed and analyzed a large number of commercially available software simulation packages for route and logistical planning; 3. Prepared recommendations on how to proceed with the project with a detailed analysis of their advantages and shortcomings.