$10,000 per bus). In addition, camera systems will be retrofitted on an 8-year cycle. The total cost to install, maintain and replace bus cameras over the next ten years is $31.4 million.
Advanced bus technologies such as Traffic Signal Priority (which provides con- ditional signal priority when a bus is behind schedule), Mesh Network (which enables the bus system to send customer information to technology enabled bus stops), and wireless internet access require antennas on bus roofs and a high level of security. The Antenna Reduction/Security Enhancements project will support these advanced technologies and will combine the wireless data from multiple on-board devices to manage wireless bus data transmissions via a single roof- mounted Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) antenna. In addition to reducing the number of antennas, this program reduces the possibility of roof leaks and would result in lower maintenance costs. The benefits to the customer include faster travel time, better traveler information, and internet access on the bus. The cost of this project is $23.9 million.
Demand for MetroAccess service is projected to increase from 2.1 million trips in FY 2009 to 4.5 million trips in 2020 as the regional population’s aver- age age increases, and riders switch to MetroAccess from other providers.
Bus Enhancements includes the following CNI projects:
CNI Project CNI 002: Automatic Vehicle Location Equipment CNI 007: Bus Camera Installation CNI 001: Antenna Reduction/ Security Enhancements Total
Total (YOE, $ Millions) $60.4 $31.4 $23.9 $115.7
MetroAccess Fleet Expansion ($44.2 Million)
Of all its modal services, MetroAccess is expected to experience Metro’s fastest
growing ridership at 112% over the next ten years. Demand for MetroAccess service is projected to increase from 2.1 million trips in FY 2009 to 4.5 million trips in 2020 as the regional population’s average age increases, and riders switch to MetroAccess from other providers. In order to provide the same high level of service that paratransit customers currently receive, the MetroAccess fleet will need to expand by 803 vehicles by 2020. The total cost of these vehicles is $44.2 million.
Total (YOE, $ Millions)
CNI 014: MetroAccess Fleet Expansion Total
MetroAccess Fleet Expansion includes the following CNI project:
Investment Category: Customer/Demand 83