What we believe in here at ARMA

Energy + Environment

Increased fuel consumption Increased GHG emissions EPA estimates that each minute of idling of diesel engines in heavy trucks produces: .04 grams of PM10, .94 grams of NOx, and 1.57 grams of CO2. Continued idling in community settings concentrates emissions, significantly deteriorating local air quality
Community Impact Damage to local infrastructures, including: Subsurface utilities Local roadways and bridges Safety: increased traffic near schools and other sensitive areas, pedestrian and bike passage. Community livability: noise, dirt, traffic, possible loss of property values

Infrastructure

Research and Development

“Green” and Sustainable Solutions Civil Infrastructure Asset Management Plans Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques GPR technologies Training, Education and Technology Transfer Programs

Solutions

Basis of NYSERDA-funded Research and Development Advanced Transportation Technologies Project GIS-based, data-driven real-time route decision-making tool that will: Provide routes to avoid known causes of congestion Provide “safe” alternative routes to avoid problems when they occur Devise routes that maximize fuel economy based on geography and other “mapable” features
RULE #1: Provide feasible route/map choices for the vehicle size and weight
RULE #2: Route must measurably reduce GHG emissions and fuel consumption
RULE #3: Provide real-time algorithms to prevent and mitigate congestion
RULE #4: Route must provide truck operators with the fastest route from origin to destination