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Description

This project will replace the current stand-alone Transit Radio System with radios, consoles, and networking necessary to incorporate Transit Services radio operations into the new state-of-the-art public safety radio system. This will ensure that the federally required emergency communications systems for transit operations are continued between bus operators and central communications in a reliable and consistent manner. In addition, it will maintain and integrate Transit Services into regional operability and provide enhanced features pursuant to national standards for radio devices.

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Phase

Planning Stage

Status

New
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Budget Snapshot
$1.75M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$1.75M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Justification

The current 450 MHz Transit Radio system can no longer be supported by the manufacturer as equipment production ceased over a decade ago. Rather than replace the Transit Radio system entirely, the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) currently in implementation using cellular data capability provides an opportunity to move Transit voice radio communications to the public safety system. Moving Transit voice radio operations to the Public Safety network will cost significantly less than replacing the entire system. In addition, the new Public Safety radio system will provide much higher reliability and much lower maintenance costs than support for the existing older outdated technology 450 MHz system. By moving Transit voice radio to the public safety system concurrent with the implementation of the new CAD/AVL system, additional cost savings for the radio integration portion of the CAD/AVL system will occur in the long term. By upgrading the voice radio used in the new CAD/AVL system, development of a unique and obsolete radio interface is no longer required.

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Fiscal Note

The total cost for this project is estimated to be $3.5 million, so an additional $1.75 million will be needed in FY22. A decision will be made at that time whether to continue with a Master Lease or to fund the costs in the operating budget.
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Coordination

Department of Technology Services
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Budget Snapshot
$1.75M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$1.75M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP502110
Date Last Modified03/12/20
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryMass Transit (MCG)
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision00000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other17500017501750000000
Total Expenditures17500017501750000000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Short-Term Financing00000000000
Short-Term Lease Financing17500017501750000000
Total Funding Sources17500017501750000000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request1750
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate0
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0