Unit Costs (Unadjusted)

Equipment Costs for Transportation Management Center (TM)

Note: The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year of the cost values. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year
(Source Year)
Description View Sample Unit Cost Entries
Basic Facilities, Comm. for Large Area - TMTM0403500 - 8000
(2003)
350 - 1200
(2003)
For population >750,000. Based on purchase of building rather than leasing space. Communications includes communications equipment internal to the facility such as equipment racks, multiplexers, modems, etc. O&M is estimated at 10% to 15% of the capital cost.
Basic Facilities, Comm. for Medium Area - TMTM0413200
(1995)
400 - 480
(1995)
For population <750,000 and >250,000. Based on purchase of building rather than leasing space. Communications includes communications equipment internal to the facility such as equipment racks, multiplexers, modems, etc. O&M is estimated at 10% to 15% of the capital cost.
Basic Facilities, Comm. for Small Area - TMTM0422800
(1995)
400 - 420
(1995)
For population <250,000. Based on purchase of building rather than leasing space. Communications includes communications equipment internal to the facility such as equipment racks, multiplexers, modems, etc. O&M is estimated at 10% to 15% of the capital cost.
Hardware for Signal ControlTM001521.0 - 30.0
(2004)
9.0 - 10.5
(2003)
Includes one server and multiple workstations. O&M includes responsive and preventative maintenance.
Software, Integration for Signal ControlTM0065105.0 - 150.0
(2003)
150.0
(2003)
Software and integration for a large urban area. Cost would be lower (approx. $10,500) for a few arterial intersections. O&M includes software upgrades, revisions, and expansion of the system.
Labor for Signal ControlTM002486.0 - 594.0
(2001)
Costs include labor for operations (two @ 50% of the time, at $100K), transportation engineer (one at 50% of the time, at $100K), update timing plans ($2K per system per month for every 10 systems), and signal maintenance technician (two @ 75K). Salary cost are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Hardware, Software for Traffic SurveillanceTM00320135.0 - 165.0
(1995)
6.75 - 8.25
(1995)
Processor and software.
Integration for Traffic SurveillanceTM03220225.0 - 275.0
(1995)
11.25 - 13.75
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Hardware for Freeway ControlTM00459.0 - 12.0
(2004)
0.45 - 0.60
(2004)
Includes three workstations. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software, Integration for Freeway ControlTM0075180 - 220
(2002)
Software and integration, installation and one year maintenance. Software is off-the-shelf technology and unit cost does not reflect product development.
Labor for Freeway ControlTM005225 - 275
(2001)
Labor for operations (two @ 50% of $100K) and maintenance technicians (two @ $75K). Salary cost are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Hardware for Lane ControlTM00853.0 - 4.0
(2004)
0.15 - 0.20
(2004)
Includes one workstation and 19-inch monitor. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software, Integration for Lane ControlTM00910225.0 - 275.0
(1995)
11.25 - 13.75
(1995)
Software development and integration and software upgrade for controllers. Software development is fine tune adjustments for local installations. Otherwise, software is COTS.
Labor for Lane ControlTM01090.0 - 110.0
(2001)
Labor for two operators @ 50% of $100K.
Software, Integration for Regional ControlTM01110300 - 400
(1998)
Software and integration, installation and one year maintenance. Integration with other TMCs. Software is COTS.
Real-time, Traffic Adaptive Signal Control System10120 - 150
(2001)
20
(2001)
The cost range is based on commercially available packages, which run on a centralized computer. The high capital cost includes software packages for graphical user interface and incident management. The cost range is representative of 65 to 235 intersections; cost would be lower for a smaller number of intersections.
Labor for Regional ControlTM012180 - 220
(2001)
Labor for operators (two @ 50% of $100K), transportation engineer (one @ 50% of $100K), and maintenance contract. Salary costs are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Video Monitors, Wall for Incident DetectionTM0131057.0 - 103.0
(2003)
3.0 - 5.0
(2003)
Video wall and monitors. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Hardware for Incident DetectionTM014539.8 - 61.6
(2004)
2.0 - 3.0
(2004)
Includes four servers, five workstations, and two laser printers. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost; could be higher for responsive and preventative maintenance.
Integration for Incident DetectionTM0252090.0 - 110.0
(1995)
4.5 - 5.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Software for Incident DetectionTM015590.0 - 110.0
(2002)
4.5 - 5.5
(2002)
Software is COTS and includes development cost. O&M is estimated at 5% of capital.
Labor for Incident DetectionTM016630 - 770
(2001)
Labor for operators (four @ $100K and one manager @ $150K) and two maintenance techs @ $75K.
Hardware for Incident ResponseTM01853.0 - 4.0
(2004)
0.15 - 0.20
(2004)
Includes one workstation and monitor. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Integration for Incident ResponseTM02620180 - 220
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Software for Incident ResponseTM019213.5 - 16.5
(1995)
0.675 - 0.825
(1995)
Software is COTS.
Labor for Incident ResponseTM02090 - 110
(2001)
Labor for incident management coordinator (one @ $100K).
Automated Incident Investigation System515.0
(2001)
Includes workstation, tripod, monopole antenna, Auto Integration, and AutoCAD software.
Hardware for Traffic Information DisseminationTM02153.0 - 4.0
(2004)
0.15 - 0.20
(2004)
Includes one workstation. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software for Traffic Information DisseminationTM022518.0 - 22.0
(1995)
0.9 - 1.1
(1995)
Software is COTS.
Integration for Traffic Information DisseminationTM0232090.0 - 110.0
(2000)
4.5 - 5.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Labor for Traffic Information DisseminationTM02490 - 110
(2001)
Labor for one operator @ $100K. Salary costs are fully loaded and include base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Software for Dynamic Electronic TollsTM027522.5 - 27.5
(1995)
1.125 - 1.375
(1995)
Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.
Integration for Dynamic Electronic TollsTM0282090.0 - 110.0
(1995)
4.5 - 5.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Hardware for Probe Information CollectionTM03333.0 - 4.0
(2004)
0.15 - 0.20
(2004)
Includes one workstation. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software for Probe Information CollectionTM034518.0 - 22.0
(1995)
1.8 - 2.2
(1995)
Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.
Integration for Probe Information CollectionTM03520135.0 - 165.0
(1995)
13.5 - 16.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Labor for Probe Information CollectionTM03645 - 55
(2001)
Labor for one operator (four hours per day @ $100K per year). Salary costs are fully loaded prices and include base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Software for Rail Crossing MonitorTM037518.0 - 22.0
(1995)
1.8 - 2.2
(1995)
Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.
Integration for Rail Crossing MonitorTM0382090 - 110
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Labor for Rail Crossing MonitorTM03945 - 55
(2001)
Operators (one @ 50% of $100K). Salary costs are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Road Weather Information System (RWIS)2525.0
(1998)
0.4 - 2.5
(2001)
A RWIS consists of several components: an environmental sensing station (ESS), CPU, workstation with RWIS software, and communications equipment. All components of the RWIS reside at the TMC with the exception of the ESS. See Roadside Detection subsystem for costs of ESS. Cost of the ESS should be added to cost listed here in order to cost out the entire system. CPU replaced every five years at a cost of approximately $4K. O&M costs range includes communication, and optional weather forecast/meteorological service.
Other Unit Cost Elements----Summary values under development