A traveler information system with two highway advisory radios and a portable dynamic message sign was deployed in a 3-month pilot test at the Grand Canyon National Park at a cost of $19,600.
Implementation of a temporary traveler information system from Tusayan, Arizona to the Canyon View Information Plaza in Grand Canyon National Park.
GRCA rented two portable, solar-powered HARs at $1600 per month. The rental fee included the cost of power and communications and the FCC license. By renting the HARs, GRCA did not have to operate the HARS, and the vendor recorded and changed the messages, based on GRCA's requests. In addition, because the vendor already had an FCC license for the state of Arizona, the wait time for an FCC license was reduced to just a few days, as opposed to months.
GRCA rented the portable PDMS at $50 per day plus a $300 delivery/pick-up fee. To avoid having to pay a $600 round trip for the vendor to change the message on the sign, the vendor trained GRCA personnel to do it and provided the equipment needed to do so. The cost for a static sign with flashing beacons is approximately $5000 each.
The cost to install and operate the pilot traffic information system for 3 months was:
- Rental fee for two portable HARs - $1600 per month for 3 months - $9600
- Rental fee for one portable PDMS - $50 per day for 90 days - $4500
- Delivery/pick-up for one portable PDMS - $300 - $300
- Two static signs with flashing beacons - $5000 each - $10,000
- Total System Cost for 3 months - $24,400
Source Date: March 2009URL: http://www.westerntransportationinstitute.org/documents/reports/4W2106_Final_Report.pdf
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Tourism & Events > Travel Services
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > En Route Information > Radio
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