Cost

For a transportation management center (TMC), the annual operations and management (O&M) costs can range from $50,000 to $1.8 million for the TMC physical plant and from $55,000 to $1.3 million for TMC personnel.

Estimated O&M Costs in Arizona by TMC Size


7 January 2004
Arizona; United States


Summary Information

Annual operations and management (O&M) cost estimates have been developed for four types of traffic management centers (TMC) – regional, large, medium, and small – considering the potential size of the cities in the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) region, Arizona. Actual and estimated data, as well as data from the previous studies for the St. Louis area are used in the final estimates reflected in this summary.

The annual operations and maintenance costs for a TMC include physical plant expenses and utilities, as well as salaries and benefits of the personnel. Although many agencies own the TMC building, building rental is used as the basis for analysis because rental cost is easier to understand than the amortization of a building as an asset.

Tables 6-1 through 6-4 in the source report provide detailed cost estimates for four types of TMCs, a summary of which is presented below. Estimates are for the stand-alone operations and do not include cross-jurisdictional operations. All costs are adjusted for the current year of analysis (2002).
    Type of TMC
    Number of Personnel
    Annual Physical Plant Operations Costs ($)
    Annual Personnel Operations Costs ($)
    Regional
    27
    1,838,823
    1,278,100
    Large
    7
    180,700
    476,000
    Medium
    4
    109,400
    277,900
    Small
    1
    46,900
    53,600


    The costs of operating a transportation management center (TMC) depend on the size and complexity of building, functionality supported, and staffing needed. Annual O&M costs can range from $50,000 to $1.8 million for the TMC physical plant operations and $55,000 to $1.3 million for personnel.


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    Source

    MAG Regional Concept of Transportation Operations, Technical Memorandum No. 5/6

    Author: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

    Published By: Maricopa Association of Governments

    Source Date: 7 January 2004

    URL: http://www.mag.maricopa.gov/pdf/cms.resource/TechMemo5-050703-Final.pdf

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