The City of Bloomington is practicing good stewardship for the tax payers and looking to improve efficiencies for its solid waste collection program. To do so, they have hired Cloudpoint Geographics to look at existing garbage pickup locations and compare them with the GIS roadway network to find the most optimized routes of travel. These optimized routes will help identify the most efficient routing pattern for trucks based on travel times and traffic patterns. Some of the benefits the City hopes to recognize as a result include improved customer service; cost savings on fuel, staff, and equipment; equitable workload for route drivers; and the ability to utilize this data for future GPS and real-time monitoring applications. Questions regarding route optimization can be directed to Jon Hodel at (877) 377-8124.