In California, the time saving benefits of electronic toll collection on the Carquinez Bridge saved travelers more than a million dollars per year.
As part of the demonstration project, benefits of installing the ETC system were estimated. Estimates were provided for each fiscal year between 1995/96 and 2005/06.
- For FY 2000/01 the report estimated a person-time savings of 79,919 hours per year or about $1.07 million (1995).
- For FY 2000/01, assumed fuel consumption rates were used to project a fuel savings of approximately 55,425 gallons or $60,968 (1995).
- For FY 2000/01 emissions reductions (CO, NOx, HC) were translated into a cost reduction of $1,998 (1995).
Assessing the Benefits and Costs of ITS Projects: Volume 2 An Application to Electronic Toll Collection
Author: Gillen, D., et al.
Published By: California PATH Program, University of California
Source Date: March 1999
Other Reference Number: Report No. UCB-ITS-PRR-99-10
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