From the Seattle MMDI Evaluation Report: Appendix A.1 King County BusView Web Applet
BusView is a component of Metro Online, a King County, Washington transit website that shows real-time bus location on a map for selected bus routes. Bus location data is provided by the King County Metro Transit AVL system. The website allows riders to track bus progress at their home or office computer and helps riders determine whether their bus will arrive on time.
The website was developed by the University of Washington at a cost of just over $333,000. Annual O&M costs are $175,552. The following table gives a breakdown of the project costs. Roughly 25% of the capital cost and 25% of the O&M cost were shared with other Seattle Smart Trek MMDI projects.
The cost estimate included 14% of the ITS Information backbone costs since the system was designed to interface or exchange information with the ITS Backbone.
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