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ITS Taxonomy

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The Taxonomy is the classification scheme used to categorize system costs summaries. The figure contained in the PDF file depicts the categories used within the "Browse System Costs By Application" section of the Costs Database.

Longitudinal Study of ITS Implementation: Decision Factors and Effects Final Report

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This report is the final deliverable from the most recent ITS JPO sponsored research studies, the Longitudinal Study of Implementation: Decision Factors and Effects. This final report documents the findings and key observations from all tasks of the Longitudinal Study of Implementation.

Intelligent Transportation Systems Benefits, Costs, Deployment, and Lessons Learned: 2011 Update

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This report is a continuation of a series of reports providing a snapshot of the information collected by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) on the impact that ITS projects have on the operation of the surface transportation network.

Intelligent Transportation Systems Benefits, Costs, Deployment, and Lessons Learned: 2008 Update

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This report is a continuation of a series of reports providing a snapshot of the information collected by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) on the impact that ITS projects have on the operation of the surface transportation network.

ITS Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned: 2005 Update

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This report is a continuation of a series of reports providing a snapshot of the information collected by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) on the impact that ITS projects have on the operation of the surface transportation network. New in the 2005 report is the introduction of summaries of lessons learned from ITS planning, deployment, operation, maintenance, and evaluation experience.

ITS Benefits and Costs: 2003 Update

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For the first time, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is presenting in one document benefits and costs information for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementations. Intelligent Transportation Systems Benefits and Costs: 2003 Update represents a culmination of DOT’s active 10-year data collection on the impact of ITS projects on surface transportation and the cost of implementing them. This compendium builds on previous ITS benefits reports, and refers readers to the online database as well as cited references for additional details on the examples cited.

The HTML version of this report provides links to relevant information within the ITS Benefits and Unit Costs database. Look for the "Benefits" links, and links to the Unit Costs subsystems in each section of the report.

ITS Unit Costs

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The ITS Unit Costs file is a downloadable version of the ITS unit costs data. The costs are accessible as unadjusted and adjusted values. Information on indexes used to adjust the costs is also available. The index number corresponds to the index used to adjust the cost data. The index is representative of the ITS element. For example, the first element in Roadside Detection, Inductive Loop Surveillance on Corridor, is tagged with Index 2. Index 2 is WPU1178 and is applied to elements that contain electronic components. The capital cost range is an adjusted value and was adjusted from 2001 (see column labeled "Adjusted From Date"). The O&M costs are 2005 values obtained in a Noblis analysis (as such, no adjustment needed). The Excel file consists of four (4) worksheets: unadjusted cost spreadsheet, indexes used in adjusting cost values, adjusted cost spreadsheet, and reference notes (similar to the information on this web page). The PDF document contains the same information as the Excel file.

Working Paper: National Costs of the Metropolitan ITS Infrastructure: Update to the FHWA 1995 Report (September 1999)

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This working paper has been prepared to provide new estimates of the costs to deploy Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure elements in the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. It builds upon estimates that were distributed in June 1995 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).* Since 1995, new sources of ITS cost estimates have appeared. Hence, it is now useful to determine whether the national deployment cost estimate has changed appreciably. The working paper reflects the cost estimates to deploy ITS infrastructure based on 1997 deployment values.

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*Office of Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems (HTV-10), Cost Estimate and Assumptions for the Core Infrastructure, FHWA, June 1995. The ITS Infrastructure was called the Core Infrastructure in 1995.

Working Paper: Estimating the Federal Proportion of Funds Expended on ITS Infrastructure for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

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The purpose of this working paper is to provide an estimate of the federal proportion of funds expended on ITS infrastructure deployments for fiscal year (FY) 2000 using budget and planning data from state departments of transportation (DOTs). Expenditures associated with ITS infrastructure deployments include: capital, operations, management, and maintenance. The intent is to update this working paper as additional state DOT ITS budget and planning data become available.

The primary objective of this working paper is to estimate the federal proportion of expenditures for ITS infrastructure deployments in FY 2000 as a range (using actual state DOT budget and planning data). A secondary objective is to provide insight into how states fund ongoing operations and maintenance costs for their ITS deployments.