I work for a organization who uses a very labor intensive routing program for school district transprotation routing. I would like to switch over to ESRI solution using Network Analsyt. Our district services approx 65,000 students of which about half require transportation to 67 schools. We have a fleet of about 400+ buses. We keep growing and have out grown our current process.
I do have many off and on years of ArcGIS expeirience but mostly on single workstation.
I guess my beginning questions would be on reccomended reference materials so I can approach this the right way. I will have to create a test network to demonstrate the capability and advantages of a geodatabase to support not only the Transportation group but other divisions within the district.
I would appreciate any advice from current users of the best approach I should take. Since I'm starting from scratch I would like to stay on tract.
Thanks in advance for your time
OK I need some advice on incorporating stop signs and Red light intersections. I've identified all my red light intersections and working on the stop sign locations. Are these created as point features and then loaded into a VRP analysis?