Cost

The overall cost to implement a region-wide Traffic Management System in Portland Oregon was estimated at $36 million.

Portland Metro's Investment Strategy for Management and Operations


09/01/2013
Portland,Oregon,United States


Summary Information

This document discusses how MPOs have incorporated TSMO projects into the programming phase of transportation investment decisionmaking in metropolitan areas. Based on a sample of practices from MPOs that have emphasized operations strategies in the planning process, this document highlights findings on:
  • Sources of funding that are being used for TSMO strategies.
  • Methods for prioritizing strategies for funding.
  • Staff resources devoted to TSMO-related activities.
  • Initial lessons learned about effective practices.
This report includes case studies of practices related to programming TSMO strategies from nine MPOs around the country.

The project examines the investment decision making for Transportation Systems Management Organization (TSMO) projects in the Portland metropolitan area. In addition to providing an overview of funding practices researchers provided examples of how evaluation data can be used to justify region-wide and corridor-level ITS investments.

In the Portland area a regional Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) serves approximately two million residents in three counties. Funding for operations is primarily derived from TSMO funds with supplemental funding provided by state and local sources.

The following cost data excerpted from the source report provided high level estimates of near term expenditures (1-5 years) for ITS.

Functional Area
Operations and
Capital Cost
Maintenance
(O&M) Cost
Regional Multimodal Traffic Management
  • Traffic signal coordination
  • Transit signal priority treatment
$18M
$250K
Traveler Information
  • Real-time traveler information
  • Expand to arterials
$4M
$2.5M
Incident Management
  • Improve surveillance
  • Expand incident management teams and training
$2M
$700K
Transportation Demand Management
  • Ridesharing
  • Collaborative marketing
$12.1M
$3M
Overall Cost (Region-wide Projects Only)
$36.1M
$6.5M



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Source

Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding Transportation System Management & Operations Strategies

Author: Bond, Alex (ICF), et.al. ICF International, Inc. 1725 I St NW #1000 Washington, DC 20006 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 11251 Roger Bacon Drive, 3rd Floor Reston, VA 20190

Published By: United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590

Source Date: 09/01/2013

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-HOP-13-050

URL: http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop13050/fhwahop13050.pdf

System Cost

Traffic Management System - Region Wide - $36.1M
Traffic Management System - Region Wide O&M - 6.5M annually

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Cost ID: 2015-00339