Annual operating costs for the Greater Yellowstone Regional Traveler and Weather Information Systems (GYRTWIS) 511 system in Montana were about $196,000 per year for 2004 and 2005.
The cost to implement GYRTWIS 511 includes system development; voice recognition system; marketing; addition of regional reports, AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response), Homeland Security, and general transportation alerts; and addition of Glacier National Park (GNP) to 511. Annual operating cost for 2004 and 2005 include contracted services and equipment lease; toll charges; marketing; operating cost for the alert systems; and provision of GNP information. The costs are detailed in the table below.
2004 O&M Costs
2005 O&M Costs
|Cost to build associated system interface components (database and weather model for Montana)|
|Operating cost for a state-wide 511 traveler information system excluding toll-charges|
|Toll charges for public access to 511 infrastructure|
|Capital improvement for the addition of voice recognition|
|Marketing costs (annual costs are approximate)|
|Capital improvement for AMBER, Homeland Security, and general transportation alerts|
|Annual operating cost for alert system (statewide for 2004; MDT and GNP for 2005)|
|Capital improvement for the addition of regional reports over 511|
|Capital improvement for the addition of GNP to 511 and the 511 menu restructure (cost split between MDT and GNP)|
|Toll charges for the public to access the GNP information (Paid by GNP)|
|Interactive voice response charges for having GNP information on 511. (Paid by MDT/$50 per month/GNP info was on system for 4 months of 2005)|
- * Capital cost incurred 2005
See also: Final Evaluation Report for the Greater Yellowstone Regional Traveler and Weather Information System (GYRTWIS). Report prepared for the U.S. DOT by SAIC, Task 9826. 30 December 2003.
Greater Yellowstone Regional Traveler and Weather Information Systems (GYRTWIS) 511 Implementation
Published By: ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. DOT
Source Date: July 2004 and July 2006
2004 operating cost: $195,453.
2005 operating cost: $195,930.
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > En Route Information > 511
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > 511
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Road Weather Management > Information Dissemination > Internet/Wireless/Phone