202111 Jun

Operational Optimization: Planning Ahead

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When school districts want to - or need to - reduce the costs of their transportation system, one of the best options is to optimize their bus routes. Its rare for a district to have perfect route optimization, and just about any updates they can make will result in cost savings down the road. This could be for reasons ranging from high crime rates to poorly maintained or narrow roads that would be unsuitable for buses. Courier companies like UPS and FedEx have a secret trick to optimizing their delivery routes: their drivers almost never turn left unless theres truly no other option. Waiting for left-turn signals burns up a lot of gas and wastes time, on top of being the most dangerous type of turn.

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