Bus tracking capability was added to the Metro Online Web site as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative at a cost of $333,000.
From the Seattle MMDI Evaluation Report: Appendix A.1 King County BusView Web Applet
The website was developed by the University of Washington at a cost of just over $333,000. Annual O&M costs are $175,552. The following table gives a breakdown of the project costs. Roughly 25% of the capital cost and 25% of the O&M cost were shared with other Seattle Smart Trek MMDI projects.
The cost estimate included 14% of the ITS Information backbone costs since the system was designed to interface or exchange information with the ITS Backbone.
Author: Jensen, M., et al. (SAIC, Battelle, Mitretek, and Volpe)
Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT
Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT
Source Date: 30 May 2000
EDL Number: 13071
Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-OP-00-019URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13071.pdf
Annual O&M cost: $175,552 (1998).
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