Annual operating cost of freeway courtesy patrol services in Michigan is $2.3 million.

Freeway Courtesy Patrol operating costs in Michigan.

July 31, 2015
Statewide,Michigan,United States; Detroit,Michigan,United States

Summary Information

This report analyzed the costs and benefits of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployments by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). At the time of publication, Michigan had 765 ITS devices installed: 237 closed-circuit TV, 407 microwave vehicle detection systems, 115 dynamic message signs, and 6 travel time signs, in addition to Freeway Courtesy Patrol statewide (except for the Grand Rapids area).

MDOT contracts with a third party to provide Freeway Courtesy Patrol services, except in the Grand Rapids area (Grand Region). In the Detroit area (Metro Region), the annual contract cost for these services is $1.933 million annually (2013 dollars). Statewide, excluding the Metro and Grand regions, Freeway Courtesy Patrol services cost $367,000 annually (2013 dollars). Total statewide cost of the Freeway Courtesy Patrol service is $2.3 million annually (2013 dollars)

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Costs and Benefits of MDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployments

Author: Oh, Jun-Seok, et al.

Published By: Michigan Department of Transportation, Research Administration

Source Date: July 31, 2015


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Michigan Freeway Courtesy Patrol operating cost - $2.3 million annually


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Cost ID: 2016-00359