Description of Cost Data from State Self-Evaluations of Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Deployments (October 2003 to October 2005)

To help states track their own progress in deploying Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) technologies, a self-evaluation requirement was included in the partnership agreements between the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and individual states. This self-evaluation was tied to the U.S. DOT’s support of infrastructure deployment and R&D in cooperation with the states. One purpose of the self-evaluation reports is to encourage—through the sharing of timely information—the widespread deployment of technologies that offer tangible benefits in safety, efficiency, and cost for both roadside (electronic screening and safety information exchange) and administrative (credentialing) operations related to commercial vehicles. To assist states in completing their self-evaluation reports, and to help ensure that the data reported would be comparable across states for use in federal planning and analysis, three data collection forms or templates were developed and tested: Deployment, Costs, and Benefits/Lessons Learned. A password-protected website interface for state CVISN program managers and their teams to use in populating the CVISN self-evaluation database was announced in late 2003. Once a state had entered its data and marked the templates as complete and verified, the data were added to a data review module on the same website, in raw data and summary format, for other state CVISN program managers and their teams to review and analyze. States are welcome to add, modify, and update their self-evaluation reports at any time. Approximately 20 states have completed all three templates. State-identifiable self-evaluation data have not been released to the public. The purpose of this report is to document the process for aggregating and summarizing the cost data to be posted for public view on the U.S. DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Unit Costs Database website, To avoid revealing any state’s specific cost data, which may involve proprietary contractual or competitive information not intended for public release, the data exported from the self-evaluation database to the ITS Unit Costs Database are anonymous. All cost data in the self-evaluation database were considered, whether or not a state had marked its template as complete.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-02-C-00134, TO BA34009
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2007 2:12PM