Unit Costs (Unadjusted)

Equipment Costs for Transit Vehicle On-Board (TV)

Note: The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year of the cost values. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year
(Source Year)
Description View Sample Unit Cost Entries
Driver Interface and Schedule ProcessorTV001100.3 - 0.5
(1995)
0.006 - 0.010
(1995)
On-board schedule processor and database.
Cell Based Communication EquipmentTV002100.15 - 0.25
(1995)
0.008 - 0.013
(1995)
Cell-based radio with data capacity.
GPS/DGPS for Vehicle LocationTV003100.5 - 2.0
(2002)
0.01 - 0.04
(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 ProcessorTV004100.3 - 0.6
(1995)
0.006 - 0.010
(1995)
On-board schedule processor and database. Complement to IDAS elements RS004 and RS005.
Signal Preemption/Priority Emitter - TV100.5 - 2.1
(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.075
(2000)
Passive transponder mounted on underside of transit vehicle. Requires transit priority system at the Transit Management Center.
Trip Computer and ProcessorTV005100.10 - 0.15
(1995)
0.002 - 0.003
(1995)
On-board processor for trip reporting and data storage.
Security PackageTV006103.2 - 6.0
(2005)
0.210 - 0.265
(1995)
On-board CCTV surveillance camera and hot button. The high capital cost represents a common installation of a digital event recorder system.
Electronic FareboxTV007100.8 - 1.5
(1995)
0.040 - 0.075
(1995)
On-board flex fare system DBX processor, on-board farebox, and smart card reader.
Automatic Passenger Counting System100.96 - 9.60
(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----Summary values under development