The cost of the capital infrastructure of the Cape Cod Advanced Public Transit System—which included radio tower upgrades, local area network upgrades, AVL/MDT units (total of 100), and software upgrades—was $634,582.
|Capital Infrastructure Items|
|Radio towers upgrade|
|Local area network|
As shown in the table, the cost of the capital infrastructure of the Cape Cod APTS included radio tower upgrades; local area network (LAN) upgrades; an integrated system of automatic vehicle location (AVL), mobile data terminals (MDT); electronic fare payment (EFP); and software upgrades. The total cost was $634,582 for a system of 100 units, which represented a capital cost of approximately $6,346 per bus. Given that the Cape Cod project was an early demonstration project, upgrades to the existing communications system were necessary. Such requirements and associated costs may not be required by other agencies deploying AVL/MDT capabilities.
Author: Porter, Christopher, Lynn Ahlgren, and Louisa Yue (Cambridge Systematics, Inc.)
Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
Source Date: January 2003
EDL Number: 14096URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//14096.pdf
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Automatic Vehicle Location / Computer-Aided Dispatch
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Electronic Payment & Pricing > Transit Fare Payment
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