Cost

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority installed two fare vending machines—one full service and one cashless—at each of the Logan Airport terminal stops at a total deployment cost of $1.26 million.


1 June 2007
Boston,Massachusetts,United States


Summary Information

In 2007, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sponsored an evaluation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service implemented between the South Boston Waterfront and the Logan International Airport. The Silver Line Waterfront BRT included various Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) elements, including:
  • Computer Aided Dispatch/Automated Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) communications system designed to electronically communicate vehicle location.
  • On-board public address and variable message sign passenger information display, which announces all stops.
  • Light-emitting Diode (LED) signs, providing schedule and general information
  • Computerized information kiosks
  • Automatic intrusion detection system to prevent unauthorized access to the tunnel, closed-circuit television systems, portal protection, and other, undisclosed security and anti-terrorism initiatives
  • Transit fare vending machines
As part of the Silver Line Waterfront BRT service implementation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) installed two fare vending machines—one full service and one cashless—at each of the Logan Airport terminal stops. Terminal C, however, has only a full service fare vending machine. Full service machines cost $35,494, and cashless machines cost $23,420 each. The MBTA paid for the fare vending machines. Construction and installation costs, which were paid for by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), totaled $275,000. Infrastructure costs, which were paid for by the MBTA and Massport, was an additional $593,000. The total cost of the deployment was $1.26 million, including equipment, infrastructure, and installation.


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Source

Silver Line Waterfront Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project 2007 Evaluation

Author: Schimek, Paul, et al. (Washington Group International and Wilbur Smtih Associateds)

Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Transit Administration

Prepared by Washington Group International, Inc. and Wilbur Smith Associates for the U.S. DOT Federal Transit Administration

Source Date: 1 June 2007

Other Reference Number: Report No. FTA-DC-26-7248-2007.02

URL: http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FINALBOSTONBRTREPORT062507.pdf

System Cost

System Cost: $1.26 million.

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Remote Location (RM)

Keywords

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

Cost ID: 2008-00171