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A facility supporting transit operations in which a variety of ITS technologies can be integrated to improve system performance in terms of travel times, reliability, convenience, operational efficiency, safety, and security. ITS operations include automatic vehicle location, vehicle priority, operations and maintenance management, operator communications, real-time passenger information, and safety and security systems.


Real-time automated passenger counter data enables responsiveness to periods of high and low demand for light rail.(January 2015)

A multi-modal ICM strategy designed for the I-95/I-395 corridor has potential to increase person throughput 14 to 38 percent.(June 2014)

A multi-modal ICM strategy designed for the I-95/I-395 corridor has potential to reduce average travel times 48 to 58 percent.(June 2014)

A multi-modal ICM strategy designed for the I-95/I-395 corridor has projected benefit-to-cost ratios ranging from 4:1 to 6:1.(June 2014)

A multi-modal ICM solution for the I-95/I-395 corridor would cost approximately $7.45 Million per year.(June 2014)

A multi-modal ICM strategy designed for the I-95/I-395 corridor has potential to reduce fuel consumption 33 to 34 percent.(June 2014)

Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) strategies that promote integration among freeways, arterials, and transit systems can help balance traffic flow and enhance corridor performance; simulation models indicate benefit-to-cost ratios for combined strategies range from 7:1 to 25:1.(2009)

Planning-level studies indicate that an effective combination of ICM strategies can be implemented for $7.5 Million per year (annualized capital and O&M).(September 2008)

System to support the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority multi-agency electronic fare payment card cost approximately $25.5 million.(February 2004)

The Utah Transit Authority system which coordinates connections and transfers between light rail trains and buses was developed at a cost of $305,000.(May 2003)

Detailed communications equipment costs for the Denver Regional Transportation District regional transit AVL/CAD system.(August 2000)

The Denver Regional Transportation District deployed a regional transit AVL/CAD system for $10.4 million; O&M costs were estimated at $1.9 million. (August 2000)

Bus tracking capability was added to the Metro Online Web site as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative at a cost of $333,000.(30 May 2000)

Software development was the key cost driver for the bus arrival and departure information system deployed as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative.(30 May 2000)

Information Service Center Labor - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC Software/System Integration - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC Hardware for Signal Control - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Information Service Center Software - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Transit Center Hardware - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Transit Center Software/Integration - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Labor for Arterial Management - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC Software/Integration - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC Hardware for Freeway Control - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC Information Dissemination Hardware - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

System Integration - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Info Center System Integration - Capital cost/unit - $100000 - Lifetime - 5 years(September 2008)

Map Database Software - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC System Integration - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Labor for Traffic Information Dissemination - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Transit Center Labor - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

TMC Information Dissemination Software - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Information Service Center Hardware - Capital cost/unit - $45000 - O&M cost/unit - $900 - Lifetime - 20 years(September 2008)

TMC Labor - O&M cost/unit - $225000(September 2008)

Voice and Data Communications - Capital cost/unit - $648000 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/27/2006)

Wireless LAN - Capital cost/unit - $23000 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/27/2006)

Transit Center Software, Integration - Capital cost/unit - $725000 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/27/2006)

Basic Facilities for Large Area - Capital cost/unit - $300000 - Lifetime - 20 years(6/27/2006)

Transit Center Hardware - Capital cost/unit - $94000 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/27/2006)

Voice Annunciator Central System - Capital cost/unit - $234000 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/27/2006)

Hardware for Security System - Capital cost/unit - $9700 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/27/2006)

Hardware for Security System - Capital cost/unit - $15000 - O&M cost/unit - $300(July 2005)

Hardware for Security System - Capital cost/unit - $22000 - O&M cost/unit - $440(July 2005)

Hardware Upgrade for Dynamic Ridesharing - Capital cost/unit - $6000 - O&M cost/unit - $120(July 2005)

Transit Center Hardware - Capital cost/unit - $9000 - O&M cost/unit - $180(July 2005)

Transit Center Hardware - Capital cost/unit - $12000 - O&M cost/unit - $240(July 2005)

Hardware Upgrade for Dynamic Ridesharing - Capital cost/unit - $8000 - O&M cost/unit - $160(July 2005)

Upgrade for Auto. Scheduling, Run Cutting, or Fare Payment - Capital cost/unit - $177382 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/29/2005)

Transit Center Software, Integration - Capital cost/unit - $172269 - Lifetime - 10 years(6/29/2005)

Integration for Paratransit Fleet Maintenance - Capital cost/unit - $15000 - O&M cost/unit - $15000 - Lifetime - 7 years(6/16/2003)

Transit Center Labor - Capital cost/unit - $54600(7/22/2002)

Transit Center Vehicle Location Interface - Capital cost/unit - $11000 - O&M cost/unit - $5400 - Lifetime - 7 years(7/22/2002)

Transit Center Software for Tracking and Scheduling - Capital cost/unit - $46200 - O&M cost/unit - $6000 - Lifetime - 7 years(7/22/2002)

Transit Center Hardware - Capital cost/unit - $7500 - Lifetime - 7 years(7/22/2002)

Anticipate ongoing modifications to transit communication systems when integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.(July 2006)

Recognize the challenges of using public-private partnerships in deployed coordinated transit systems.(4/14/2006)

Be aware of operational issues regarding the development of coordinated transit systems(4/14/2006)

Involve and collaborate with a broad range of users during software design, development, testing, and deployment to increase the return on investment.(7/29/2005)

Treat maintenance staff as customers and beneficiaries of ATIS information.(5/1/2005)

Adequately invest and plan for the deployment of an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).(January 2003)

Recognize the data requirements of an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).(January 2003)

Develop a long term vision for an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).(January 2003)

Provide a single message to the public to assure consistency and to correct inaccurate crisis information.(March 2002)

Install Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology to greatly enhance transit agency performance.(1/1/1999)