The Hoosier Helper Freeway Service Patrol is a program of the Indiana Department of Transportation. Hoosier Helpers provides assistance during highway accidents by clearing roadways, providing traffic control, and assisting motorists. The benefits of the program were known, but not quantified. Using GIS, a mechanism was developed to evaluate the program's effect on air quality, fuel savings, and traveler delay. The system included details like pollution levels, fuel and speed factors, and historic incidences, enabling users to create current and historical analyses. These analyses defensibly quantify the value of the program, and were used successfully in a bid for more than $1 million in Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding for Hoosier Helpers.

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