Revolutionizing Snow Removal Efficiency: St. Cloud’s Success with Opticom

Unleashing Efficient Snow Removal with Opticom

“The faster [our drivers] can plow the roads, the more open they are for the general public and emergency vehicles that need to be out there,” Redfield said. “Every time we can reduce stops, we reduce pollution, we reduce fuel consumption [and] we improve safety.”

“[Relative preemption] has a great future for the roadway maintenance world and should become part of the traffic signal infrastructure for every agency that operates traffic signals.”

In St. Cloud, Minnesota, where heavy snowfall is a yearly norm, efficient snow removal is vital for ensuring smooth city operations. Opticom, widely known for its Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) solutions, proved its utility beyond traditional applications in a pioneering pilot program.

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St. Cloud initiated a 5-year pilot program to test Opticom on snow plows at 7 traffic intersections. The objective of this pilot was to assess time efficiencies and determine if a model could predict the benefits of relative priority control. Cloud State University conducted an impartial analysis, confirming the positive impact of Opticom on snowplow efficiency.

Key Achievements in St. Cloud’s Snow Removal Optimization

  • Routes with Opticom were plowed 4.25 minutes faster than those without.
  • Reduced driving time by 22 percent and cut fuel consumption.
  • Potential for broader applications, such as road maintenance and specialized vehicles.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and valuable data insights.

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