Unit Cost Entry

Unit Cost Element - Automatic Passenger Counting System

Unit Cost Component - Automated passenger counter (APC) on-board unit


United States


Description

Automatically counts passengers as they board and alight transit vehicles using infrared beam. An electronic record is created at each bus stop that typically incudes stop location, stop date/time, time of doors opening/closing, and total number of passengers boarding and alighting.

Cost Type

Estimated

Data Date

2009

Reported Units



Units

Per Vehicle

Year (Dollars)

2009

Capital Cost per Unit ($)

$2,500.00

O & M Cost per Unit ($)

$100.00

Lifetime

years


Notes

In cases where a transit agency can not invest in APCs for the entire fleet, APCs are deployed on 15-20 percent of the vehicles in a fleet.

Source

Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT) 2009 Update

Author: Diaz, Roderick B. and Dennis Hinebaugh (National Bus Rapid Transit Institute)

Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Transit Administration

Other Reference Number: Report No. FTA-FL-26-7109.2009.1

URL: http://www.fta.dot.gov/do
cuments/CBRT_2009_Update.
pdf
Related System Cost ID: 2012-00264

Unit Cost Details

Capital Cost per Unit: $2,500.00

O&M Cost per Unit: $100.00

Year (Dollars): 2009

Lifetime: years


Related Unit Cost Subsystems

Transit Vehicle On-Board (TV)

Keywords

smart cards, electronic fare payment, SmartCard, smart card, SmartCards

ID: 2012-02182