Equipment Costs for Transit Vehicle On-Board (TV)

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
GPS/DGPS for Vehicle Location TV003 10 0.40 - 1.00 (2002) 0.01 - 0.03 (2002)

AVL GPS/DGPS. Capital cost depends on features of unit. O&M cost (estimated at 2% of capital) is for unit maintenance and does not include annual telecom service fees.

Electronic Farebox TV007 10 0.50 - 0.90 (1995) 0.02 - 0.05 (1995)

On-board flex fare system DBX processor, on-board farebox, and smart card reader.

Signal Preemption/Priority Emitter - TV 10 0.40 - 1.70 (2005) 0.10 (2005)

Data-encoded emitter; manually initiated. Complement to Roadside Signal Preemption/Priority (see Roadside Control subsystem). Estimated O&M.

Preemption/Priority Transponder 0.05 (2000)

Passive transponder mounted on underside of transit vehicle. Requires transit priority system at the Transit Management Center.

Cell Based Communication Equipment TV002 10 0.14 - 0.24 (1995) 0.01 - 0.01 (1995)

Cell-based radio with data capacity.

Security Package TV006 10 2.50 - 5.00 (2005) 0.13 - 0.20 (1995)

On-board CCTV surveillance camera and hot button. The high capital cost represents a common installation of a digital event recorder system.

Signal Preemption Processor TV004 10 0.20 - 0.40 (1995) 0.00 - 0.01 (1995)

On-board schedule processor and database. Complement to IDAS elements RS004 and RS005.

Driver Interface and Schedule Processor TV001 10 0.20 - 0.30 (1995) 0.00 - 0.01 (1995)

On-board schedule processor and database.

Automatic Passenger Counting System 10 0.76 - 7.60 (2005)

Low cost reflects the APC system as an add-on to an existing route scheduling or tracking system. High cost reflects the APC system as a stand alone installation. Cost is per vehicle and includes installation.

Trip Computer and Processor TV005 10 0.09 - 0.10 (1995) 0.00 - 0.00 (1995)

On-board processor for trip reporting and data storage.

Other Unit Cost Elements -

Summary values under development