Software development was the key cost driver for the bus arrival and departure information system deployed as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative.
From the Seattle MMDI Evaluation Report: Section 3.2.5 King County "Transit Watch" Evaluation
The cost of the system was approximately $723,000 and annual O&M was approximately $180,000. The most significant costs were the development and labor costs. Approximately 12% of the capital cost and 25% of the O&M cost were shared with other Seattle Smart Trek Model Deployment Initiative (MMDI) projects.
The following data was presented in the report.
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: $179,652 (1998).
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