The Northern Virginia Safety Service Patrol (NOVA SSP) had a total annual SSP operating cost of $1,193,511 in FY03 to FY04.

Northern Virginia,Virginia,United States

Summary Information

The Northern Virginia (NOVA) Safety Service Patrol (SSP) requested a Return on Investment (ROI) study after a significant reduction in its budget resulted in a dimished ability to clear incidents. The ROI study analyzed cost and safety data for Fiscal Year 2003/2004. The NOVA SSP services approximately 198 centerline miles of the NOVA freeway system, including I-395, I-495, I-95, I-66 and Route 267, and uses a one vehicle per one route ratio. It has one manager, 28 patrollers and supervisors, 35 patrol vehicles, 6 pickup trucks, 2 flatbeds, 2 small self-loading wreckers, 2 large wreckers, and 4 incident command vehicles.
Unit Cost Description
Unit Cost (Operations)
Hourly pay rate for SSP patrollers and supervisors
Hourly pay rate with 10% overhead for management salaries
Rental rate per hour for patrol vehicles
Rental rate per hour for wreckers

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Assessing the Return on Investment of Freeway Safety Service Patrol Programs

Author: Dougald, L. E., & Demetsky, M. J.

Source Date: 2008


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Annual Operating Cost $1,193,51


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Cost ID: 2011-00208