Cost

In San Diego County, the cost to implement ETC with managed lanes on a 26 mile section of I-5 was estimated at $1.7 million.


April 2006
San Diego,California,United States


Summary Information

In San Diego County, researchers conducted a planning study to evaluate the technical, financial, and attitudinal feasibility of implementing managed lanes. The purpose was to reduce congestion and maintain sufficient level of service for transit buses, vanpools, carpools and other vehicles on a 26 mile section of I-5 between La Jolla Village Drive and Vandegrift Boulevard.

The plan called for the deployment of seven electronic toll collection (ETC) sites, seven direct access ramps from local streets, and slip ramps for dedicated access between managed lanes and general purpose lanes. Electronic tolling, traffic monitoring, and violation enforcement systems were integrated.

A preliminary cost estimate was prepared for SANDAG. The estimates were based on market-ready technologies available at the time of the study (2005 dollars).

CAPITAL COSTS

Equipment for managed lanes (drawn from table 7-3 of the source report).

Description
Quant
Unit Cost
Total Materials
Total Labor
Total Cost
Antenna
28
$2,500 EA
$70,000
$8,400
$78,400
ETC reader
14
$1,300 EA
$18,200
$2,800
$21,000
ETC reader/controller
14
$7,300 EA
$102,200
$2,800
$105,000
CCTV violation cameras
28
$5,200 EA
$145,600
$11,200
$156,800
Power
7
-
-
-
$2,500
Lane controller
14
$11,400 EA
$159,600
$11,200
$170,800
Support Structure
14
$45,000 EA
$630,000
$16,800
$646,800
Support Foundation
14
$7,000 EA
$98,000
$16,800
$114,800
Communications interface
1
-
-
-
$5,000
Local Field processing
Equipment + Software
1
-
-
-
$100,000
Integration & Toll Tag Tracking
1
-
-
-
$300,000
Detection Loops
64
$75 EA
$4,800
$6,400
$11,200
30% Contingencies
$392,190
TOTAL
$1.7 million

Optional equipment for additional function on general purpose lanes (drawn from table 7-2 of the source report).

Description
Quant
Unit Cost
Total Materials
Total Labor
Total Cost
Antenna
140
$2,500 EA
$350,000
$42,400
$392,400
ETC reader
28
$1,300 EA
$36,400
$5,600
$42,000
ETC reader/controller
28
$7,300 EA
$204,400
$5,600
$210,000
CCTV
Controller + Cabinet
30
$6,000 EA
$180,000
$24,000
$204,000
Loop Detection
Controller + CCTV
Controller + Cabinet
12
$10,000 EA
$120,000
$9,600
$129,600
VMS Controller + Cabinet
39
$6,000 EA
$234,000
$31,200
$265,200
Controller Cabinet Foundation
81
$2,672 EA
$216,432
$64,800
$281,232
TMS Manhole
60
$3,500 EA
$210,000
$24,000
$234,000
Splices
240
$20 EA
$4,800
$6,000
$10,800
SM splice case
60
$600 EA
$36,000
$12,000
$48,000
NEMA 4x Box
60
$65 EA
$3,900
$3,000
$6,900
4 inch conduit (PVC) with
quad inner duct
132,000
$12.00 /LF
$1,584,000
$2,112,000
$3,696,000
6 SM Fiber
12,500
$2.00 /LF
$25,000
$6,250
$31,250
48 SM Fiber
132,500
$4.50 /LF
$596,250
$132,500
$728,750
Optic Transceiver
60
$7,000 EA
$420,000
$3,000
$423,000
Video Optic Transceiver
40
$3,000 EA
$120,000
$2,000
$122,000
Test Fiber Optic Cable
1
$10,000 /LS
$10,000
$0
$10,000
#8 THW or USE Power
37,500
$0.28 EA
$10,388
$9,375
$19,763
2 inch conduit (PVC)
25,000
$4.55 EA
$113,750
$200,000
$313,750
Electrical Connection & Transformer
60
$3,000 EA
$180,000
$6,000
$186,000
VMS (Arterial)
12
$10,000 EA
$120,000
$7,200
$127,200
VMS Foundation (Arterial)
12
$1,500 EA
$18,000
$4,800
$22,800
VMS (Managed Lane)
15
$30,000 EA
$450,000
$9,000
$459,000
VMS Foundation (Managed Lane)
15
$3,500 EA
$52,500
$6,000
$58,500
VMS (Freeway)
12
$100,000 EA
$1,200,000
$14,400
$1,214,400
VMS Foundation (Freeway)
12
$7,000 EA
$84,000
$4,800
$88,800
CCTV Camera
30
$5,200 EA
$156,000
$6,000
$162,000
CCTV Pole Foundation
30
$1,500 EA
$45,000
$18,000
$63,000
Detection Loops
160
$75 EA
$12,000
$16,000
$28,000
30% Contingencies
$2,812,183
TOTAL
$12 million

O&M COSTS

Annual operating costs were divided into three categories: operations; maintenance; and violation processing.
  • Operation costs included administration, finance and accounting, customer service, and support staff at the tolling center. Operating expenses included facility costs, office equipment costs, supplies and other direct costs associated with account management and revenue handling. For an established operation, the operating costs/expenses were projected to increase by approximately $0.20 to $0.50 per transaction processed.
  • Maintenance costs included preventative and corrective maintenance activities for roadside tolling systems, collection locations, central computer systems, and application software. Maintenance expenses included facility and vehicle costs, technical support type contracts, and consumables. Overall, maintenance services were estimated to cost $100,000 to $500,000 annually.
  • Excluding fixed costs for facilities and computer assets, the operating expenses were estimated to cost be between $1 and $5 per violation processed.
The annual cost of agency operations would be significantly reduced (10 to 25 percent) if operations could be supported by web-based applications that facilitate account management (i.e., provision of on-line account statements) and payment of violation fines and fees on-line.

With respect to enforcement, police presence was estimated to cost $120,000 to $300,000 annually depending on the level of presence needed and visibility required.


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Source

I-5 North Coast Managed Lanes Value Pricing Study Concept Plan: Volume I

Author: PB Consultants

Published By: Prepared for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Source Date: April 2006

URL: http://www.sandag.org/uploads/publicationid/publicationid_1227_5523.pdf

System Cost

Managed Lanes (7 ETC sites with supporting infrastructure): $1.7 million.

Maintenance of ETC system: $300,000 per year.

Enforcement (police presence): $120,000 to $300,000 per year.

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Keywords

electronic toll collection, ETC, smart tags, EZ Pass, E-Z Pass, EZPass, congestion pricing, value pricing, variable road pricing, managed lanes

Cost ID: 2008-00170