An advanced highway-rail intersection warning system was deployed for just over $350,000 as part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative.
From the San Antonio MMDI Evaluation Report: Section7: Improved Highway Rail Information
Project component costs are provided in the table below. The AWARD train sensor cost is for six sensors and includes communications hardware for links to TransGuide. The cost for the AWARD leased lines is for six phone lines.
Annual O&M Costs
|AWARD Train Sensors (6)|
|Development Labor Costs|
|33% Share of AWARD/KIOSK/IVN Master computer|
|20% SWRI Development Labor Costs|
|AWARD Sensor Maintenance|
|AWARD Leased Phone Lines (6)|
|4% Share of 25 TransGuide Personnel|
|4% Share of Software Maintenance and Upgrades|
|4% Share of Hardware Maintenance and Upgrades|
Click here for a conceptual diagram of the AWARD system for the Fredericksburg Road and Woodlawn Avenue crossing.
Advanced Warning for Railroad Delays in San Antonio: Lessons Learned from the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative, Prepared for the U.S. DOT, October 2000. http://www.itsdocs.fhwa.dot.gov//JPODOCS/REPTS_TE//13284.html
Author: Carter, M., et al.
Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT
Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT
Source Date: May 2000
EDL Number: 12883
Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-OP-00-017URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/12883.pdf
Annual O&M Costs: $33,808 (1998).
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railroad crossings, HRI, Highway Rail Intersections, grade crossing closure, railroad crossing