Unit Costs (Adjusted)

Equipment Costs for Transit Vehicle On-Board (TV)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2014 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K, 2014 Dollars
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year, Dollars
(Source Year)
Description
Driver Interface and Schedule Processor
Index: 2
TV001100.2 - 0.3
(1995)
0.004 - 0.01
(1995)
On-board schedule processor and database.
Cell Based Communication Equipment
Index: 1
TV002100.14 - 0.24
(1995)
0.007 - 0.012
(1995)
Cell-based radio with data capacity.
GPS/DGPS for Vehicle Location
Index: 2
TV003100.4 - 1
(2002)
0.01 - 0.030
(2002)
AVL GPS/DGPS. Capital cost depends on features of unit. O&M cost (estimated at 2% of capital) is for unit maintenance and does not include annual telecom service fees.
Signal Preemption Processor
Index: 2
TV004100.2 - 0.4
(1995)
0.004 - 0.006
(1995)
On-board schedule processor and database. Complement to IDAS elements RS004 and RS005.
Signal Preemption/Priority Emitter - TV
Index: 2
100.4 - 1.7
(2005)
0.1
(2005)
Data-encoded emitter; manually initiated. Complement to Roadside Signal Preemption/Priority (see Roadside Control subsystem). Estimated O&M.
Preemption/Priority Transponder
Index: 2
0.05
(2000)
Passive transponder mounted on underside of transit vehicle. Requires transit priority system at the Transit Management Center.
Trip Computer and Processor
Index: 2
TV005100.1 - 0.09
(1995)
0.001 - 0.002
(1995)
On-board processor for trip reporting and data storage.
Security Package
Index: 2
TV006102.5 - 5.0
(2005)
0.13 - 0.20
(1995)
On-board CCTV surveillance camera and hot button. The high capital cost represents a common installation of a digital event recorder system.
Electronic Farebox
Index: 2
TV007100.5 - 0.9
(1995)
0.02 - 0.05
(1995)
On-board flex fare system DBX processor, on-board farebox, and smart card reader.
Automatic Passenger Counting System
Index: 2
100.76 - 7.6
(2005)
Low cost reflects the APC system as an add-on to an existing route scheduling or tracking system. High cost reflects the APC system as a stand alone installation. Cost is per vehicle and includes installation.
Other Unit Cost Elements
Index: -
----Summary values under development