An advanced parking information system was deployed as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative for $925,000; maintenance costs of the system hardware were estimated at 7% of the hardware capital costs.

From the Seattle MMDI Evaluation Report: Appendix A.12: Seattle Center Advanced Parking Information System

Made Public Date
12/10/2003

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Seattle
Washington
United States
Identifier
2003-00042
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Summary Information

The Seattle Center Advanced Parking Information System, in Seattle, Washington, provides information and routing directions to three major parking centers via variable message signs (VMS). This information is also available via the Internet, phone, and pagers to travelers prior to leaving for an event as well as travelers en route. Detection technology is used to monitor parking availability.

The system costs were $925,265 and included hardware, installation, and consulting fees. Detailed costs of components are provided in the table below. Operations and maintenance (O&M) costs were $50,523. Maintenance costs of hardware (signs, computers, and communication equipment) were estimated at 7% of the hardware capital costs. Parking management staff is assumed to be 0.25 full time equivalent per year.
 

Equipment Description (Parking Information System)
Non-Recurring Cost
Recurring Cost
Central Computer System, Hardware and Software
$11,540
VMS Controllers & Cabinets (Quantity: 2)
$99,675
VMS Structures & Installation (Quantity: 2)
$70,000
5th Ave. Monitoring System (Groundhog System)
$21,250
Mercer Garage Monitoring System Hardware
$38,300
Mercer Garage Monitoring System Installation Labor
$8,000
1st Ave. Garage Monitoring System Hardware
$12,000
1st Ave. Garage Monitoring System Installation Labor
$2,000
Communications System Hardware
$5,900
Communications System Labor
$3,600
Software Development
$95,000
Core Consultant Services
$146,000
IBI Consulting Services
$412,000
Maintenance @ 7% of Hardware Costs
$18,973
Telephone Line Cost/Year
$300
Parking Management Staff
$31,250
TOTAL
$925,265
$50,523

Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Evaluation Report

Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Evaluation Report
Publication Sort Date
05/30/2000
Author
Jensen, M., et al. (SAIC, Battelle, Mitretek, and Volpe)
Publisher
Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

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System Cost

System cost: $925,265 (1998). Annual O&M cost: $50,523 (1998).