Timeline: 2018 onwards.
The City is responsible for plowing, salting and sanding 1,209 kilometres of roads, 61 crosswalks, crossings, steps and walkways, 657 kilometres of sidewalks and 505 bus stops. The department owns 18 plows and hires 26 portable plowing units for year-round usage. These 42 plowing units and their activities are all tied to Esri Canada’s AVL.
The solution displays everything – from road prioritization, route navigation and vehicle tracking to route status – on a dashboard. This level of monitoring is crucial because the City outsources plowing services.