Equipment Costs for Transportation Management Center (TM)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2020 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, 2020 Dollars (Year) O&M Cost $K/year, Dollars (Year) Description
Automated Incident Investigation System 5 10.34 (2001)

Includes workstation, tripod, monopole antenna, Auto Integration, and AutoCAD software.

Software, Integration for Lane Control TM009 10 246.13 - 300.83 (1995) 12.31 - 15.04 (1995)

Software development and integration and software upgrade for controllers. Software development is fine tune adjustments for local installations. Otherwise, software is COTS.

Hardware for Incident Response TM018 5 1.36 - 1.81 (2004) 0.07 - 0.09 (2004)

Includes one workstation and monitor. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.

Video Monitors, Wall for Incident Detection TM013 10 23.73 - 42.87 (2003) 1.25 - 2.08 (2003)

Video wall and monitors. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.

Labor for Incident Detection TM016 1034.73 - 1264.66 (2001)

Four staff, one manager, and two maintenance techs.

Integration for Incident Response TM026 20 196.90 - 240.66 (1995)

Integration with other systems.

Software for Incident Detection TM015 5 93.41 - 114.17 (2002) 4.67 - 5.71 (2002)

Software is COTS and includes development cost. O&M is estimated at 5% of capital.

Real-time, Traffic Adaptive Signal Control System 10 123.35 - 154.19 (2001) 20.56 - (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.

Hardware for Lane Control TM008 5 1.36 - 1.81 (2004) 0.07 - 0.09 (2004)

Includes one workstation and 19-inch monitor. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.

Software for Dynamic Electronic Tolls TM027 5 24.61 - 30.08 (1995) 1.23 - 1.50 (1995)

Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.

Basic Facilities, Comm. for Medium Area - TM TM041 4596.00 - (1995) 574.00 - 689.00 (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.

Hardware for Freeway Control TM004 5 4.07 - 5.43 (2004) 0.20 - 0.27 (2004)

Includes three workstations. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.

Hardware for Traffic Information Dissemination TM021 5 1.36 - 1.81 (2004) 0.07 - 0.09 (2004)

Includes one workstation. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.

Software for Probe Information Collection TM034 5 19.69 - 24.07 (1995) 1.97 - 2.41 (1995)

Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.

Labor for Regional Control TM012 295.64 - 361.33 (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.

Software for Traffic Information Dissemination TM022 5 19.69 - 24.07 (1995) 0.98 - 1.20 (1995)

Software is COTS.

Integration for Dynamic Electronic Tolls TM028 20 98.45 - 120.33 (1995) 4.92 - 6.02 (1995)

Integration with other systems.

Software, Integration for Freeway Control TM007 5 186.83 - 228.35 (2002)

Software and integration, installation and one year maintenance. Software is off-the-shelf technology and unit cost does not reflect product development.

Hardware for Incident Detection TM014 5 18.00 - 27.86 (2004) 0.90 - 1.36 (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.

Software, Integration for Regional Control TM011 10 323.01 - 430.68 (1998)

Software and integration, installation and one year maintenance. Integration with other TMCs. Software is COTS.

Hardware for Probe Information Collection TM033 3 1.36 - 1.81 (2004) 0.07 - 0.09 (2004)

Includes one workstation. O&M estimated at 5% of capital cost.

Software for Rail Crossing Monitor TM037 5 19.69 - 24.07 (1995) 1.97 - 2.41 (1995)

Includes software installation and one year maintenance. Software is COTS.

Integration for Traffic Surveillance TM032 20 246.13 - 300.83 (1995) 12.31 - 15.04 (1995)

Integration with other systems.

Software, Integration for Signal Control TM006 5 114.56 - 163.65 (2003) 163.65 - (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.

Integration for Incident Detection TM025 20 98.45 - 120.33 (1995) 4.92 - 6.02 (1995)

Integration with other systems.

Software for Incident Response TM019 2 14.77 - 18.05 (1995) 0.74 - 0.90 (1995)

Software is COTS.

Integration for Traffic Information Dissemination TM023 20 93.14 - 113.84 (2000) 4.92 - 6.02 (1995)

Integration with other systems.

Labor for Traffic Information Dissemination TM024 147.82 - 180.67 (2001)

Labor for one operator @ $100K. Salary costs are fully loaded and include base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.

Hardware for Signal Control TM001 5 9.50 - 13.57 (2004) 3.75 - 4.37 (2003)

Includes one server and multiple workstations. O&M includes responsive and preventative maintenance.

Hardware, Software for Traffic Surveillance TM003 20 147.68 - 180.50 (1995) 7.38 - 9.02 (1995)

Processor and software.

Integration for Probe Information Collection TM035 20 147.68 - 180.50 (1995) 14.77 - 18.05 (1995)

Integration with other systems.

Basic Facilities, Comm. for Large Area - TM TM040 4606.00 - 10529.00 (2003) 461.00 - 1579.00 (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.

Labor for Incident Response TM020 147.82 - 180.67 (2001)

Labor for incident management coordinator.

Integration for Rail Crossing Monitor TM038 20 98.45 - 120.33 (1995)
Labor for Signal Control TM002 798.22 - 975.60 (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.

Labor for Rail Crossing Monitor TM039 73.91 - 90.33 (2001)

One operator (at 0.5 FTE). Salary costs are fully loaded prices including base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.

Labor for Lane Control TM010 147.82 - 180.67 (2001)

Labor for two operators.

Labor for Freeway Control TM005 369.54 - 451.67 (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.

Labor for Probe Information Collection TM036 73.91 - 90.33 (2001)

Labor for one operator (four hours per day). Salary costs are fully loaded prices and include base salary, overtime, overhead, benefits, etc.

Basic Facilities, Comm. for Small Area - TM TM042 4021.00 - (1995) 574.00 - 603.00 (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.

Road Weather Information System (RWIS) 25 5.91 - (1998) 0.13 - 0.82 (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 -

Summary values under development