Unit Costs (Adjusted)

Equipment Costs for Transportation Management Center (TM)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2009 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K, 2009 Dollars
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year, Dollars
(Source Year)
Description
Basic Facilities, Comm. for Large Area - TM
Index: 4
TM0404606 - 10529
(2003)
461 - 1579
(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 - TM
Index: 4
TM0414596
(1995)
574 - 689
(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 - TM
Index: 4
TM0424021
(1995)
574 - 603
(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 Control
Index: 5
TM001514 - 20
(2004)
6 - 6.4
(2003)
Includes one server and multiple workstations. O&M includes responsive and preventative maintenance.
Software, Integration for Signal Control
Index: 3
TM0065104 - 149
(2003)
149
(2003)
Software and integration for a large urban area. Cost would be lower for a few arterial intersections. O&M includes software upgrades, revisions, and expansion of the system.
Labor for Signal Control
Index: 6
TM002629 - 769
(2001)
Costs include labor for operations. Two staff (at 0.5 FTE each), one transportation engineer (at 0.5 FTE), update timing plans (10 systems), and two signal maintenance technicians. Salary cost are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Hardware, Software for Traffic Surveillance
Index: 3
TM00320134 - 164
(1995)
6.7 - 8.2
(1995)
Processor and software.
Integration for Traffic Surveillance
Index: 3
TM03220224 - 273
(1995)
11.2 - 13.7
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Hardware for Freeway Control
Index: 5
TM00456 - 8
(2004)
0.30 - 0.4
(2004)
Includes three workstations. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software, Integration for Freeway Control
Index: 3
TM0075170 - 208
(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 Control
Index: 6
TM005291 - 356
(2001)
Labor for operations. Two staff (at 0.5 FTE each) and two maintenance technicians. Salary cost are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Hardware for Lane Control
Index: 5
TM00852 - 3
(2004)
0.10 - 0.1
(2004)
Includes one workstation and 19-inch monitor. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software, Integration for Lane Control
Index: 3
TM00910224 - 273
(1995)
11 - 14
(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 Control
Index: 6
TM010116 - 142
(2001)
Labor for two operators.
Software, Integration for Regional Control
Index: 3
TM01110294 - 392
(1998)
Software and integration, installation and one year maintenance. Integration with other TMCs. Software is COTS.
Real-time, Traffic Adaptive Signal Control System
Index: 3
10112 - 140
(2001)
19
(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 Control
Index: 6
TM012233 - 285
(2001)
Labor for two operators (at 0.5 FTE each), one transportation engineer (at 0.5 FTE), and maintenance contract. Salary costs are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Video Monitors, Wall for Incident Detection
Index: 5
TM0131035 - 63
(2003)
2 - 3
(2003)
Video wall and monitors. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Hardware for Incident Detection
Index: 5
TM014526.4 - 40.9
(2004)
1 - 2
(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 Detection
Index: 3
TM0252090 - 109
(1995)
4.5 - 5.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Software for Incident DetectionTM015585 - 104
(2002)
4.2 - 5
(2002)
Software is COTS and includes development cost. O&M is estimated at 5% of capital.
Labor for Incident Detection
Index: 6
TM016815 - 997
(2001)
Four staff, one manager, and two maintenance techs.
Hardware for Incident Response
Index: 5
TM01852 - 3
(2004)
0.10 - 0.1
(2004)
Includes one workstation and monitor. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Integration for Incident ResponseTM02620179 - 219
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Software for Incident Response
Index: 3
TM019213 - 16
(1995)
0.671 - 0.820
(1995)
Software is COTS.
Labor for Incident Response
Index: 6
TM020116 - 142
(2001)
Labor for incident management coordinator.
Automated Incident Investigation System
Index: 2
512.0
(2001)
Includes workstation, tripod, monopole antenna, Auto Integration, and AutoCAD software.
Hardware for Traffic Information Dissemination
Index: 5
TM02152 - 3
(2004)
0.10 - 0.1
(2004)
Includes one workstation. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software for Traffic Information Dissemination
Index: 3
TM022518 - 22
(1995)
0.9 - 1
(1995)
Software is COTS.
Integration for Traffic Information Dissemination
Index: 3
TM0232085 - 103
(2000)
4.5 - 5.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Labor for Traffic Information Dissemination
Index: 6
TM024116 - 142
(2001)
Labor for one operator. Salary costs are fully loaded and include base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Software for Dynamic Electronic Tolls
Index: 3
TM027522 - 27
(1995)
1.1 - 1.4
(1995)
Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.
Integration for Dynamic Electronic Tolls
Index: 3
TM0282090 - 109
(1995)
4.5 - 5.5
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Hardware for Probe Information Collection
Index: 5
TM03332 - 3
(2004)
0.10 - 0.1
(2004)
Includes one workstation. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.
Software for Probe Information Collection
Index: 3
TM034518 - 22
(1995)
1.8 - 2.2
(1995)
Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.
Integration for Probe Information Collection
Index: 3
TM03520134 - 164
(1995)
13 - 16
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Labor for Probe Information Collection
Index: 6
TM03658 - 71
(2001)
Labor for one operator (four hours per day). Salary costs are fully loaded prices and include base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Software for Rail Crossing Monitor
Index: 3
TM037518 - 22
(1995)
1.8 - 2.2
(1995)
Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.
Integration for Rail Crossing Monitor
Index: 3
TM0382090 - 109
(1995)
Integration with other systems.
Labor for Rail Crossing Monitor
Index: 6
TM03958 - 71
(2001)
One operator (at 0.5 FTE). Salary costs are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.
Road Weather Information System (RWIS)
Index: 5
259
(1998)
0.2 - 1
(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. The cost of the ESS should be added to cost listed here to estimate the cost out the entire system. CPU replaced every five years. O&M costs range includes communication, and optional weather forecast/meteorological service.
Other Unit Cost Elements
Index: -
----Summary values under development