Cost

The integrated freeway/incident management system covering 28.9 miles in San Antonio was deployed for approximately $26.6 million.

From the San Antonio MMDI Evaluation Report: Subsection 4.3.1 Freeway Management Expansion Costs


May 2000
San Antonio,Texas,United States


Summary Information

In San Antonio, Texas, an integrated freeway/incident management system was developed as part of a freeway expansion project. The project covered a 28.9-mile stretch of I-10, I-410, and US 281 in the northern region of San Antonio. The cost of the freeway and incident management expansion project was approximately $26.6 million with an estimated annual O&M cost of $852,000. The majority of the cost was for surveillance, detection, and information equipment and communications hardware. Detection technologies such as acoustic sensors, loops, and digital detectors, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, dynamic message signs and lane control systems, and supporting fiber optic communications infrastructure were deployed. The cost of mobilization (e.g., keeping traffic moving during deployment) during the expansion was approximately $2 million. This cost was kept low based on the planning decision to deploy the ITS components as part of the highway reconstruction.

Capital and annual operations and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with the freeway and incident management expansion project are provided below:

Equipment Description
Units
Deployment Cost
Annual O&M Cost
Temporary Traffic Barriers and Fences
$665,873
Shafts and Manholes
$514,054
Mobilization
$1,424,000
Permanent Traffic Barriers and Fences NA
$954,153
Fiber-Optic Cable and Conduits
$5,618,487
Signage
$645,275
Loop Detectors
444
$166,857
Communications Equipment
$6,333,171
Acoustic Sensors
63
$279,453
Digital Detectors
692
$267,594
Variable Message Signs (VMS) - Large
23
$2,035,257
Variable Message Signs (VMS) - Small
54
$2,340,763
Lane Control Signal Systems
76
$2,476,537
Other Infrastructure
$298,009
Miscellaneous Labor
2
$145,133
CCTV Cameras
33
$840,246
CCTV Field Equipment
$1,276,567
Traffic Signal Software Upgrade
1
$1,000
Planning Software and Management
$49,646
Police Cruisers and Officers
$50,063
Other Planning
$179,323
Workshops
$14,264
Loop detector maintenance
$24,601
Video camera maintenance
$152,000
Re-lamp LCS and VMS
$39,000
Maintain computer hardware
$25,000
Maintain communications equipment
$129,836
Maintain fiber cable
$115,185
48 % Share of 25 TransGuide Personnel (10)
$275,533
48 % Share of Software Maintenance and Upgrades
$78,724
48 % Share of Hardware Maintenance and Upgrades
$12,449
TOTAL
$26,575,724
$852,328





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Source

Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative: San Antonio Evaluation Report - Final Draft

Author: Carter, M., et al.

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

Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT

Source Date: May 2000

EDL Number: 12883

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-OP-00-017

URL: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/2893

System Cost

Project Cost: Approximately $26.6 million (1998)
Annual O&M Cost: $852,000 (1998)

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In-vehicle navigation units and real-time traveler information software development were the main cost drivers for the San Antonio TransGuide MMDI project to improve operations at several public agencies.

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The integrated freeway/incident management system covering 28.9 miles in San Antonio was deployed for approximately $26.6 million.

Benefits From This Source

Evaluation indicated that integrating DMS and incident management systems could reduce crashes by 2.8 percent, and that integrating DMS and arterial traffic control systems could decrease crashes by 2 percent, in San Antonio, Texas.

Evaluation of freeway DMS integrated with incident management in San Antonio, Texas, found fuel consumption reduced by 1.2 percent; integrating the DMS with arterial traffic control systems could save 1.4 percent.

In San Antonio, Texas, 60 percent of drivers of transit vehicles equipped with in-vehicle navigation devices reported that they saved time and felt safer.

In San Antonio, Texas, focus group participants felt that DMS were a reliable source of traffic information.

In San Antonio, Texas, usage of a traveler information Web site increased at a rate of 19 percent per year and spiked during severe weather events.

Modeling performed as part of an evaluation of nine ITS implementation projects in San Antonio, Texas indicated that drivers of vehicles with in-vehicle navigation devices could experience an 8.1 percent reduction in delay.

Modeling performed as part of an evaluation of nine ITS implementation projects in San Antonio, Texas indicated that integrating DMS, incident management, and arterial traffic control systems could reduce delay by 5.9 percent.

Modeling performed as part of an evaluation of nine ITS implementation projects in San Antonio, Texas indicated that users of an improved traveler information web site would receive annual benefits of a 5.4 percent reduction in delay.

Cost ID: 2003-00028