This report describes the feasibility, costs and benefits of automating the vessel and crew scheduling functions of the Marine Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation. The project examined the needs of the Marine Division, reviewed its current procedures, and compared available commercial and public domain software packages. Some existing packages intended for use by the transit and airline industries offer promise, but all packages examined require considerable modification to meet the needs of the Marine Division.
August 25, 2007
Mark E. Hallenbeck.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
- # of Pages: 65 p., 1,423 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Automation, Benefit cost analysis, Feasibility analysis, Ferries, Ferry service, Management, Scheduling, Ships, Software.
- Keywords: Scheduling, crew scheduling, vessel scheduling, ferries, labor rules.
- Related Publications: Ferry Systems Data, Scheduling and Billing. Data Analysis: Final Report, Research Project Y-3399-11, (WA-RD 112.1).
Ferry Systems Data, Scheduling and Billing. Scheduling Systems Analysis: Final Report, Research Project Y-3399, Task 11, (WA-RD 112.3).
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