Cost

The annualized life-cycle costs for full ITS deployment and operations in Tucson were estimated at $72.1 million.


May 2005
Tucson,Arizona,United States


Summary Information

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) conducted a study to explore the potential benefits and costs of fully deploying ITS operational strategies in large, medium, and small metropolitan areas. ITS deployment and operations were modeled for Seattle, Cincinnati, and Tucson, respectively. The strategies developed for Seattle and Cincinnati were based on 2003 traffic conditions while those for Tucson were based on traffic conditions forecast for 2025. The analysis considered a 25 year period, and the annual costs to implement, operate, and maintain each system were adjusted to 2003 dollars. This summary report presents the costs of the Tucson ITS full deployment scenario.

ITS Strategies

Extracted from Table 1 in the source report, the details of the ITS strategies for the Tucson full-deployment scenario are presented below.


Strategy
Deployment
Coverage
Arterial Traffic Management SystemsCentral Control Signal Coordination600 intersections100% of major intersections
100% of major arterials and parkway miles
Emergency Vehicle Signal Preemption600 intersections 100% of major intersections
96% of major arterials and parkway miles
1,030 emergency vehicles100% of emergency vehicles
Transit Vehicle Signal Priority115 intersections 9 of 37 routes served (24% routes)
80 transit vehicles29% of fixed-route transit vehicles
Highway Advisory Radio1 transceivers100% of arterial miles covered
Dynamic Message Signs30 locations100% of arterial incident management corridors and
roadways subject to major flood
Freeway Management SystemsCentral Control Ramping Metering70 on-ramps73% of on-ramps
Highway Advisory Radio1 transceiver100% of freeway miles
Dynamic Message Signs9 locations100% of freeway miles
Transit Management SystemsFixed Route Automated Scheduling and Automatic Vehicle Location2,260 transit vehicles100% fixed-route transit vehicles
Fixed Route Security Systems275 transit vehicles 100%fixed–route transit vehicles
5 transit stations
Incident Management SystemIncident Detection, Verification, Response, and Management20 freeway service patrol vehicles100% of freeway miles: 15% of parkway
and major arterial miles (110 of 721 miles)
Emergency Management SystemsEmergency Vehicle Control Service1,340 emergency vehicles100% of emergency vehicles
Emergency Vehicle AVL1,340 emergency vehicles100% of emergency vehicles
Telemedicine130 ambulances100% ambulances
Electronic Payment SystemsElectronic Transit Fare Payment270 transit vehicles100% of fixed-route transit vehicles
Traveler InformationTelephone– and Web–Based Traveler Information SystemRegion-wide40% market penetration
Kiosk–Based Traveler Information5 kiosks100% of transit transfer stations
Crash Prevention and SafetyRailroad Crossing Monitoring Systems4 rail crossings5% of major arterial at–grade rail crossings
Commercial Vehicle OperationsWeigh–in–Motion and Safety Information Exchange1 check stationsN/A
Combination Screening and Clearance–Credentials and Safety1 check stations N/A
53,000 equipped commercial vehicles40% market penetration
Supporting DeploymentsTraffic Management CenterOne100% of region
Transit Management CenterOne100% of region
Emergency ManagementOne100% of region
Information Service Provider CenterOne100% of region
Traffic Surveillance—Closed Circuit Television950 locations100% of freeway parkway, and major arterial miles
Traffic Surveillance—Loop Detectors1,200 locations100% of freeway
96% of parkway and major arterial miles
100% controlled signals

System Costs

The table below, extracted from the source report (Table 3), shows the annual average life–cycle costs required to implement, operate, and maintain the ITS strategies identified above. The estimated annual cost was $72.1 million for the full ITS deployment and operations in the Tucson metropolitan area.


ITS Deployment Strategies
Cost
(Millions in 2003 Dollars)
Percentage of
Total Costs
Arterial management systems
$3.9
5.5%
Freeway management systems
$2.6
3.6%
Transit management systems
$1.8
2.6%
Incident management systems
$4.5
6.2%
Emergency management systems
$2.1
2.9%
Electronic payment systems
$1.1
1.0%
Traveler information
$2.1
2.9%
Crash prevention and safety
$0.2
0.3%
Commercial vehicle operations
$20.3
28.1%
Supporting deployments
$35.5
46.4%
Total costs
$72.1
100.0%
Private sector costs
$19.8
27.4%
Public sector costs
$52.3
72.6%

The public sector was expected to fund 72.6 percent of the ITS strategies and the private sector 27.4 percent. The private sector funds were to be used to equip the commercial trucks to enable automated screening and clearance of the trucks at check stations.

One of the strategies identified was emergency management systems. Deployment data included the number of emergency vehicles and ambulances equipped with control service, automated vehicle location (AVL), and telemedicine. At full deployment, 1340 emergency vehicles and 130 ambulances were estimated to be equipped with ITS devices. The annualized life-cycle costs of emergency management systems for Tucson were estimated at $2.1 million.



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Source

Benefits and Costs of Full Operations and ITS Deployment: A 2025 Forecast for Tucson

Published By: Prepared for the USDOT

Source Date: May 2005

EDL Number: 13978

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-JPO-04-032

URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//13978.htm

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Application Areas

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Response & Recovery > Response Management

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Traffic Control > Advanced Signal Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Response & Recovery > Emergency Vehicle Signal Preemption

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Transit Signal Priority

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Commercial Vehicle Operations > Electronic Screening > Credential Checking

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Commercial Vehicle Operations > Electronic Screening > Weight Screening

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Commercial Vehicle Operations > Safety Assurance > Safety Information Exchange

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Highway-Rail Crossing Warning

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Electronic Payment & Pricing > Transit Fare Payment

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Emergency Medical Services > Telemedicine

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Freeway Management > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Freeway Management > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Freeway Management > Ramp Control > Ramp Metering

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Mobilization & Response > Service Patrols

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Surveillance & Detection > Imaging/Video

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Information Dissemination > Internet/Wireless/Phone

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Work Zone Management > Lane Control

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Work Zone Management > Road Closure Management

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Work Zone Management > Temporary Traffic Management

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Automatic Vehicle Location / Computer-Aided Dispatch

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Safety & Security > Facility Surveillance

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Safety & Security > In-Vehicle Surveillance

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > Internet/Wireless

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > Kiosks

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > Other Telephone

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > In-Vehicle Monitoring > Safety & Security

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Cost ID: 2008-00166