In Chicago, the RTA/Metra parking management guidance system cost approximately $1 million

9 May 2008
Chicago,Illinois,United States

Summary Information

On August 26, 2006, the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Metra (the commuter rail system serving the Chicago Metropolitan area) implemented a pilot project to test the usefulness of a realtime parking information system for two of their commuter rail stations in suburban Chicago. The RTA/Metra parking management guidance system is comprised of two main components: parking monitoring and an en-route information system.
  • The total cost of the Metra project (including construction of the signs as well as purchasing and installing the hardware and software) was approximately $1 million.
  • The cost of concept development was approximately $100,000
  • The cost of the engineering design, or design specifications, was approximately $150,000.

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Evaluation of Transit Applications of Advanced Parking Management Systems: Final Evaluation Report

Author: J. Rephlo (SAIC), R. Haas (SAIC), L. Feast (SAIC), D. Newton (SAIC)


Source Date: 9 May 2008

EDL Number: 14432

Other Reference Number: FHWA-JPO-08-052


System Cost

Project Cost - $1 million


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Cost ID: 2009-00183