The development of the Richmond Smart Traffic Center - Virginia State Police CAD integration was completed during 2003 - 2004 for $249,200.

January 2005
Richmond; Virginia; United States

Summary Information

One of the findings in a 2003 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Concept Study was that there would be significant benefit to integrating the Virginia State Police (VSP) Division 1 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and the Richmond Smart Traffic Center (STC). Data from the VSP CAD system would contain near real-time status of events dispatched to the police.

Integration of the VSP data with the Richmond STC consisted of two components. On the VSP side, some software modifications and modest hardware additions were made so that data on traffic incidents dispatched to the police could be sent to the traffic center. On the STC side, more significant software modifications were made so that the incoming VSP data could be tightly integrated with the Transportation Management System (OpenTMS) at a detailed level. Software modifications included updating and customizing the OpenTMS Incident Management subsystem to utilize the integrated data more effectively.

Funding for the project was provided via the ITS Integration Program with state funds used for the match. The development of the STC integration was completed during 2003 - 2004 for $249,200. The table below, provided by VDOT, shows a breakout of component costs.

Project ComponentCost
Design Phase (documents listed below)$50,000
- System and Software Architecture Description
- System Requirements Specification
- Interface and Database Design Definition
- Hardware and Network Architecture
- System Test Plan
VPN Hardware$1,200
Rapid Prototype$15,000
Software Development$71,000
Deployment and Installation$12,000
Acceptance Test Documentation$9,000
User Documentation$10,000
Acceptance Testing and Final Acceptance$25,000
As-built Documentation$8,000
VDOT Administrative/Engineering Costs$37,000

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Challenges Faced and Tactics Used to Integrate Real-Time State Police CAD Data with the VDOT Richmond District Smart Traffic Center: Lessons Learned Document

Author: Robison, David, Matt Sargent, and Steve Beckwith

Correspondence with Robb Alexander , Virginia DOT, on April 6, 2006

Published By: Virginia DOT

Prepared by Open Roads Consulting, Inc. for the Virginia DOT

Source Date: January 2005

EDL Number: 14115


System Cost

Project cost: $249,200 (2003).


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Cost ID: 2006-00095