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Automated data collection systems can assist transportation agencies in monitoring the condition of highway infrastructure.


In Detroit, the design and construction of traffic signal interconnection upgrades, DSRC field infrastructure, and communication systems designed to support CV applications cost $1.33 million on a 6-mile corridor and $1.42 million on a 12-mile corridor.(3/25/2019)

An agency owned mobile automated roadway mapping system can cost $10,000 to $40,000.(06/01/2015)

Statewide Implementation of a Maintenance Decision Suport System (MDSS) in Indiana for FY09 cost $529,000(2009)

TMC central hardware costs can exceed $200,000 if regional communications and system integration are required.(5 August 2004)

The initial capital costs for software development and systems integration at the Chicago TMC were estimated at $4 million.(May 2003)

Leased fiber optic services that include favorable maintenance agreements can be more cost effective than owned services that have high maintenance costs.(December 2002)

DSRC Roadside Unit - Capital cost/unit - $7450 - Lifetime - 5 years(11/13/2017)

DSRC Roadside Unit - Capital cost/unit - $7450 - Lifetime - 5 years(11/13/2017)

Roadside Equipment for DSRC - Capital cost/unit - $7450 - Lifetime - 5 years(09/01/2015)

Fiber Optic Cable - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Dynamic Message Sign - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Truck Parking Information Systems Integration - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Truck Parking Information System Operational Support - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Static Signage - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

CCTV Camera - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Truck Parking Information System Software Maintenance/Licensing - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Fiber Optics Communications Network (Wide Area) - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Fiber Optic Network Equipment - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Vehicle Detector - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Utilities Connection - Capital cost/unit - $50000(06/02/2015)

Mobile GNSS roadway mapping system - Capital cost/unit - $10000(06/01/2015)

Mobile GNSS roadway mapping system - Capital cost/unit - $10000(06/01/2015)

Highway infrastructure inventory - O&M cost/unit - $107(2014)

Highway infrastructure inventory - O&M cost/unit - $107(2014)

Highway infrastructure inventory - O&M cost/unit - $107(2014)

Highway infrastructure inventory - O&M cost/unit - $107(2014)

Highway infrastructure inventory - O&M cost/unit - $107(2014)

In-vehicle Mobile Data Collection (MDC) hardware - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

In-vehicle Moblile Data Collection (MDC) hardware - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Traning - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Moblie Data Collection (MDC) Communications - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Traning - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Moblie Data Collection (MDC) Communications - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

MDSS Software and Operations - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

In-vehicle Moblile Data Collection (MDC) hardware - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Traning - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

MDSS Software and Operations - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

MDSS Software and Operations - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Moblie Data Collection (MDC) Communications - Capital cost/unit - $2000 - O&M cost/unit - $200 - Lifetime - 5 years(May 12, 2009)

Automatic Passenger Counter (APC) system - Capital cost/unit - $7450 - Lifetime - 5 years(June 2003)

Automatic Passenger Counter (APC) system - Capital cost/unit - $7450 - Lifetime - 5 years(June 2003)

Automated Passenger Counter (APC) system - Capital cost/unit - $7450 - Lifetime - 5 years(June 2003)

Device that mitigates wind induced vibration of mast arms results in a 27 percent overall cost reduction of traffic signal structures.(12/01/2018)

The use of drones for bridge inspections can create an overall average cost savings of 40 percent without a reduction in inspection quality.(08/04/2018)

Integrating Hydrogen fueling with DC fast charging stations can reduce Hydrogen costs by about 30 percent.(December 2016)

Michigan DOT estimated that significant time and cost savings can be reaped from utilizing drones to perform bridge inspections.

Labor costs required to collect and prepare highway inventory datasets can range from $72 to $1,075 per mile.(2014)

Mobile LiDAR infrastructure inventory survey techniques are preferred by state DOTs where data quality and completeness are top priority.(2014)

LiDAR scanning systems collect huge amounts of geospatial data in a very short time; plan for major data reduction efforts that require intensive computing, software development, and technical expertise.(2014)

A GIS based transportation asset management system implemented in St. John's County, Florida increased productivity of maintenance operations by 13.3 percent saving more than $650,000.(January 2012)

In rural areas, communication networks that provide immediate access to remote data controls on field data can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and maintenance activities.(5/1/2005)

In Montana, mainline weigh-in-motion scales can improve pavement fatigue estimates and save $4.1 million per year in construction costs.(11 August 2003)

State of the practice assessment identifies emerging trends in the procurement of CV technology; concludes that different procurement approaches have been and can be successfully used for purchasing CV equipment, systems, and services.(1/24/2019)

Infrastructure integrating the next generation internet standard (IPV6) is crucial to support the future growth of connected vehicle networks.(12/13/2018)

"Smart City" Planners are encouraged to emphasize the interconnectedness of mobility solutions with community goals, whether or not those solutions are perceived of as being high-tech.(11/12/2018)

Study finds that certain confined spaces prohibit the use of large aerial drones to inspect bridges; areas for improvement remain to reduce the training and skill required to operate these devices.(08/04/2018)

Probe vehicle data provide a "flexible and robust" basis for identifying inefficient arterial corridors.(08/01/2018)

Labor costs required to collect and prepare highway inventory datasets can range from $72 to $1,075 per mile.(2014)

LiDAR scanning systems collect huge amounts of geospatial data in a very short time; plan for major data reduction efforts that require intensive computing, software development, and technical expertise.(2014)

Integrate Road Weather Information Systems program and Transportation Management Centers to improve internal operations practices.(November 2009)

Follow a rigorous financial approach for estimating the true costs & savings from outsourcing highway maintenance services.(7 January 2004)