Unit Cost Entry

Unit Cost Element - Radio Tower Upgrade

Unit Cost Component - Repeater Station Upgrade


Seattle, Washington, United States


Description

Repeater station upgrade for radio repeater stations for emergency communications between Emergency Operations Centers in Washington State

Cost Type

Actual

Data Date

2000

Reported Units

3

Units

Each (EA)

Year (Dollars)

1998

Capital Cost per Unit ($)

$10,000.00

O & M Cost per Unit ($)



Lifetime

years


Notes

Project was completed as part of the Seattle area's MMDI project deployment.

Source

Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Evaluation Report

Author: Jensen, M., et al. (SAIC, Battelle, Mitretek, and Volpe)

Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT

EDL Number: 13071

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-OP-00-019

URL: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov
/view/dot/2943

Related System Cost ID: 2003-00034


Unit Cost Details

Capital Cost per Unit: $10,000.00

O&M Cost per Unit:

Year (Dollars): 1998

Lifetime: years


Costs From This Source

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Bus tracking capability was added to the Metro Online Web site as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative at a cost of $333,000.

Nineteen metropolitan North Seattle, Washington city signal systems were integrated at a cost of $1,755,000.

Software development was the key cost driver for the bus arrival and departure information system deployed as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative.

The total capital cost of the Seattle MMDI emergency operations centers project including equipment and planning/development costs were $151,700; O&M costs were approximately 5% of the equipment costs.

Benefits From This Source

A model determined that incorporating arterial traffic flow data into the traveler information system in Seattle, Washington could decrease the number of stops by 5.6 percent.

A model found that coordinating fixed signal timing plans along congested arterial corridors leading into Seattle, Washington would help reduce the number of expected crashes by 2.5 percent and the frequency of fatal crashes by 1.1 percent.

Modeling indicated that coordinating fixed signal timing plans along congested arterial corridors leading into Seattle, Washington, and incorporating arterial traffic flow data into the traveler information system would reduce vehicle delay by 7 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively.

Simulation results indicated that vehicle emissions could be reduced by two percent if arterial traffic flow data were included in the traveler information system in Seattle, Washington.

Users of the Advanced Traveler Information System in Seattle, Washington were satisfied with the information on freeway and transit conditions provided via Web sites and a Traffic TV service.

Lessons From This Source

Develop long-range plans to ensure the success and continuity of advanced traveler information systems.

Involve the private sector in the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.

Use an appropriate procurement mechanism to support the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.