Deployment of a new CAD/AVL and voice communication system to cost the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit $21 million.

Replacement CAD/AVL system deployed in 2015.

May 13, 2015

Summary Information

This project replaces the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District’s Computer Aided Dispatch/Automated Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) and bus radio communication systems. The existing system was installed in 1999 and runs on unsupported software and aging, non-repairable servers. This contract replaces all onboard equipment, provides voice, data, and text communications with the Operations Control Center, provides more accurate vehicle position information and greater security for vehicles, operators, and passengers. The contract requires the delivery of the following:
  • A CAD/AVL solution
  • A voice over IP voice communication solution that permits superior coverage at a lower cost
  • A real time passenger information system to provide more accurate and timely bus location information to our passengers
  • A vehicle safety solution that permits the Operations Control Center to disable a coach in the event of unauthorized use or other incident
  • Integration with existing dispatch software
  • Purchase and installation of console furniture for the new Operations Control Center
This contract is a firm-fixed price contract valued at $21,117,755 with a period of performance from contract award for 30 months. The funding breakdown for this contract is as follows:

Fund Source
FTA Section 5307 (Urbanized Area Formula Grants)
District Match

The overall project costs:

Project Management/Owner’s Representation
Contractor CAD/AVL Contract
Wireless infrastructure upgrade for 4 garages
Cellular subscriptions
46 Real Time Passenger Information Signs
Internal Staff Costs
Additional Temporary Transportation Supervisors Staff Costs
Contingency 18%
Total Project Costs

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Staff Report: Computer Aided Dispatch/Automated Vehicle Location System, Project ID 1861

Author: Kathleen Kelly

Published By: Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Source Date: May 13, 2015

Other Reference Number: 13-326b


System Cost

Cost to deploy CAD/AVL and voice communication system - $21,117,755.


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Transit Vehicle On-Board (TV)


automated vehicle location, computer aided dispatch, automatic vehicle locator, AVL, CAD, AVL/CAD, CAD, AVL, transit management, vehicle security, FTA Section 5307, computer aided dispatch, automatic vehicle location

Cost ID: 2016-00368