Equipment Costs for Commercial Vehicle Electronic Screening (ES) (Preclearance)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2014 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, 2014 Dollars (Year) O&M Cost $K/year, Dollars (Year) Description
Computer network server dedicated to ES 5 5.40 - 7.00 (2004)

eACH.

Desktop PC dedicated to ES 5 1.50 - 2.00 (2005)

Each.

Laptop personal computer dedicated to ES 4 1.60 (2004)

Each.

Mainline (highway speed) WIM scale 10 46.40 - 193.10 (2004)

Each. Depending on the functionality of the equipment deployed, the cost could be much higher or much lower than the range shown. Some states reported equipment cost only; others reported installed cost, with accessories (e.g., signs, loop detectors, w

Sorter lane (ramp speed) WIM scale 12 75.60 - 188.90 (2003)

Each.

ES transponder purchased by state for free distribution 5 0.01 - 0.04 (2004)

Each.

ES transponder purchased by state for resale 4 0.03 - 0.04 (2004)

Each.

Automated vehicle identification (AVI) equipment/system 10 39.00 - 76.00 (2004)

Each.

ES telecom. equipment (upstream to weigh station) 20 0.80 - 29.20 (2004)

Per state (e.g., fiber optic cable).

Electronic sign for weigh station 20 9.30 - 37.00 (2004)

Each (e.g., Open/Closed, directional arrows, or dynamic message signs).

Loop detector for weigh station 20 1.00 - 5.00 (2005)

Each.

Upgrade of fixed-site weigh station for ES (excluding items listed above) 34.00 - 61.80 (2004)

Each. Some states reported building modifications, counters, cabinets, wiring, HVAC, structural changes to static scale building, highway poles and bases.

One-time start-up fees paid to ES admin 18.80 (2004)

Per state (e.g., PrePass or Norpass).

Supplies and materials for ES outreach and publicity 0.50 - 2.00 (2004)

Per state.

ES software purchased off the shelf 0.50 - 4.00 (2004)

Per state.

State employee labor for ES software development 15.20 - 37.00 (2004)

Per state.

State employee labor for new ES hardware configuration 6.00 - 6.40 (2004)

Per state.

Contractor labor for ES software development 235.00 - 238.80 (2004)

Per state.

Contractor labor for new ES hardware configuration 165.10 - 240.10 (2004)

Per state.

Labor for existing (legacy) system interface 37.00 - 38.10 (2004)

Per state, includes state employees, contractors, vendors.

Labor for training associated with ES system deployment 4.60 - 25.40 (2004)

Per state.

Annual payments made to ES admin 18.00 (2005)

Per state (e.g., PrePass or Norpass).

Annual maintenance cost for mainline WIM scale 40.20 - 98.90 (2004)

Each. Depending on the functionality of the equipment being maintained, the cost could be much higher or much lower than the range shown.

Annual maintenance cost for sorter-lane WIM scale for ES 7.70 - 27.80 (2004)

Each.

Annual costs for marketing, outreach, publicity, etc. 0.50 - 5.00 (2004)

Per state.

State employee annual labor for ES, higher-volume state 63.50 - 212.00 (2004)

Per state, volume based on relative numbers of carriers, vehicles, and inspections.

State employee annual labor for ES, lower-volume state 6.00 - 7.60 (2004)

Per state, volume based on relative numbers of carriers, vehicles, and inspections.

Other Unit Cost Elements -

Summary values under development