Advanced parking management systems cost between $250 and $800 per parking space to install.
Baltimore,Maryland,United States; Chicago,Illinois,United States; Seattle,Washington,United States
- Type and level of the information provided
- Level of effort required to install sensors
- Ease of access to communications and power supplies
- Signage scheme at appropriate decision points
The life cycle costs of an APMS are typically split between the parking facility operators and the local jurisdictions. Life cycle costs cover: system design, equipment, installation, communications, operations, and maintenance. Major cost elements in APMS are:
- Integration and operating software
- Display systems
- Electronic payment systems
- Power supplies
- System interface terminals
- Line charges for twisted wire, fiber optic, T-1, or wireless services, depending on the configuration of the system
- Web-based services
- Ultrasonic sensors are positioned over each parking space to monitor the availability of the space. Information is collected for each aisle, floor, and facility.
- The occupancy status information for each space is processed in a central computer.
- Parking guidance information to drivers is provided on dynamic message signs on the airport access road. This sign indicates the "Open" or "Full" status of each parking facility.
- As drivers arrive at an APMS-equipped facility, billboard signs at the entry to each level indicate the number of spaces available on that floor (level).
- Signs on the up and down ramps within the garage also indicate the number of spaces on floors above and below
In the case of Seattle Center, the cost per space varied widely based on the facility type, which included both garage and surface lots. The overall cost was driven to a significant degree by the cost of getting the signs installed and linked to the central computer and to local power supplies.
During the two-year warranty period beginning once the Chicago Metra Park-and-Ride facility becomes operational, staff will document the operational cost such as labor and materials. The electrical cost for the Chicago Metra Park-and-Ride facility is estimated at $1,700 annually for the seven electrical signs in the system (an eighth sign is solar-powered) and will be paid by the cities where the signs are located.
Overall, the study concluded that the cost of deploying advanced parking management systems vary widely and could range between $250 and $800 per space.
Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT
Source Date: January 2007
EDL Number: 14318
Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-JPO-07-011URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/14318_files/14318.pdf
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