Cost

Average per state start-up costs for CVISN safety information exchange (SIE) was estimated at $680,000; average annual O&M was $74,000 per state.

Evaluation of CVISN technologies in the United States


03/02/2009
Nationwide; United States


Summary Information

This source report evaluated the deployment Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) used to support commercial vehicle operations. A motor carrier survey, cost analysis, safety analysis, and benefit-to-cost analysis were conducted to evaluate the safety, efficiency, and economic impacts of core CVISN technologies. At the time of the evaluation (October 2008) core CVISN technologies including electronic credentialing (EC), safety information exchange (SIE), and electronic screening (ES) were operational or being implemented in 45 states.

Data for the cost analysis portion of the report were collected primarily from two sources:
  • Self-evaluation templates completed by state officials in 28 states (as of April 2006).
  • Site visits and interviews with state officials in four states (Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota).

SYSTEM COSTS

Safety Information Exchange (SIE):

Implementation Costs (One-time Start-up Costs)

The average per state start-up cost for safety information exchange was estimated at $680,000 (ranged from $2.7 million to $31,000 per state) and included the following:
  • Purchase costs of equipment and material including hardware for information exchange such as computer network servers, personal computers (including laptops and desktops used at roadside check stations), printers, wireless modems used for SIE deployment. Also includes, routers, T1 lines, and network equipment.
  • Purchase costs of software
  • Costs of labor including those incurred for interface modification with existing systems and training costs.

The following data excerpted from the source report (Table 6-9) detailed a distribution of start-up costs across participating states (2006 dollars).

Anonymous
State ID
Deployment
Stratum
Number of
FTE Officers
Total Non-Labor
Costs
Total Labor
Costs
Total Start-Up
Costs
1
HI
31-60
$3,709
$208,793
$212,501
3
HI
-
$1,272,451
-
$1,272,451
4
HI
151-200
$592,280
-
$592,280
5
HI
>201
-
$61,664
$61,664
7
HI
31-60
-
$146,133
$146,133
9
MED
<30
$395,215
-
$395,215
10
MED
<30
$14,019
$61,617
$75,635
12
MED
>201
$710,092
-
$710,092
17
MED
101-150
$671,218
-
$671,218
20
MED
101-150
$148,733
$1,593,105
$1,741,838
21
MED
31-60
$303,099
$75,097
$378,196
22
MED
61-100
$31,828
$31,828
23
MED
<30
$33,422
$52,151
$85,573
24
MED
151-200
$45,767
$107,831
$153,598
27
LO
31-60
$391,333
$419,478
$810,810
28
LO
<30
$58,121
$209,457
$267,578
30
LO
<30
$155,900
$2,524,900
$2,680,800
32
LO
101-150
$690,558
-
$690,558
34
LO
61-100
$208,017
$1,868,450
$2,076,467
35
LO
101-150
$572,353
$83,030
$655,383
Statistical Summary
State Mean
-
195
$349,895
$570,131
$685,491
Maximum
-
1,126
$1,272,451
$2,524,900
$2,680,800
Minimum
-
10
$3,709
$52,151
$31,828
Range (Max -Min)
-
1,116
$1,268,742
$2,472,749
$2,648,972
Standard Deviation
-
266
345,065
841,518
729,157

Operating and Maintenance Costs
The average annual cost per state to operate safety information exchange systems was estimated at $74,000 (ranged from $239,393 to $65) and included the following:
  • Annual costs of operating and maintaining the safety information exchange system included both labor and non-labor costs. The states’ annual non-labor costs were those related to the lease payments for computer equipment, telephone and internet charges, wireless communication charges, and charges for linking central data services (e.g., the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Network).
  • Annual labor costs included the costs of labor services provided by states, contractors, and third party employees.

The following data excerpted from the source report (Table 6-10) detailed a distribution of operating and maintenance costs across participating states (2006 dollars).


Anonymous
State ID
Deployment
Stratum
Non-Labor
Costs
State Annual
Labor Costs
Other Annual Labor
Costs
Total Annual
Costs
1
HI
-
-
$5,535
$5,535
5
HI
-
$60,003
$45,611
$105,614
7
HI
$1,222
-
-
$1,222
9
MED
$120,745
-
$70,093
$190,837
10
MED
-
-
$7,548
$7,548
12
MED
$33,860
-
-
$33,860
17
MED
$66,944
$67,790
-
$134,734
20
MED
$132,462
$36,505
-
$168,968
23
MED
$522
$4,172
-
$4,694
24
MED
$10,870
$26,466
-
$37,336
27
LO
$45,291
$150,969
$43,134
$239,393
28
LO
-
$21,256
$15,499
$36,755
29
LO
$65
-
-
-
Statistical Summary
State Mean
-
$45,776
$52,452
$31,237
$74,351
Maximum
-
$132,462
$150,969
$70,093
$239,393
Minimum
-
$65
$4,172
$5,535
-
Range (Max -Min)
-
$132,398
$146,797
$64,557
$239,329
Standard Deviation
-
51,315
48,702
25,797
83,528




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Source

Evaluation of the National CVISN Deployment Program: Volume 1 Final Report

Author: Brown, V.J.; M.S. Anderson; P.J. Balducci; J.E. Orban; M.A. Kiefer; A. Desautels

Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Source Date: 03/02/2009

EDL Number: 14459


System Cost

Start-up cost: $680,000 (2006 dollars). Average annual O&M: $74,000 (2006 dollars).

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