Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement project costs total $380 million over a 10-year post-deployment timeframe.

Data collected for Benefit Costs Analysis of UPA projects.

January 4, 2013
Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States

Summary Information

A Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) was conducted as part of national evaluation of the Minnesota UPA. The timeframe used covers planning, implementation, and ten years of post-deployment operation, including all costs of the Minnesota UPA projects and the reconstruction of the Crosstown Commons section of I-35W South from planning to 10-year post-implementation and all benefits for a 10-year period after implementation.

Data on the capital costs, the implementation costs, the operating and maintenance costs, and the replacement and re-investment costs for the projects were obtained from MnDOT and Metro Transit. To convert any future year costs to year 2009 dollars, a real discount rate of 7 percent per year was used.

Project Component
Planning, Design, and Construction/Purchase Costs (2009 Dollars)
Operations and Maintenance Costs (2010 to 2019 in 2009 dollars)
HOT lanes, PDSL, and auxiliary lanes
$836,600 per year for years 2010-2019 = $5,875,928
Four new or expanded park-and-ride facilities
Krenick ($12,515,367) + Lakeville ($2,263,590) + Cedar Grove (0.42x$2,521,227) + Apple Valley (0.667x$22,791,796) + MnDOT Project 2716-67 ($533,528) = $31,707,815
$40,000 per year for 10 years = $300,609
27 new buses
5 of the 22 (68%) were for Krenick and 2 were for Apple Valley (x 0.667) plus 5 were spares. Cost = 28.8% x $12,743,259 = $3,668,514
Annual figures provided by METRO, converted to 2009 dollars = $5,548,871
Lane guidance system (DAS) for shoulder-running buses[1]
Annual figures provided by METRO, converted to 2009 dollars = $106,215
eWorkPlace Telecommuting Program
$3,304,355 x 14% = $462,610
ATM signing and real-time traffic and transit informational signs
$300,000 per year for 5 years starting in 2015 = $877,015
Double contraflow bus lanes on Marquette and 2nd Avenues (MARQ2) in downtown Minneapolis
Annual figures provided by METRO, converted to 2009 dollars = $724,602
“Transit Advantage? bus bypass lane/ramp at the Highway 77/Highway 62 intersection
Real-time transit and next bus arrival information
Annual figures provided by METRO, converted to 2009 dollars = $1,526,918
Crosstown Commons Reconstruction

[1] There will be a small reinvestment cost of $2400 for lane guidance equipment for the year 2015. For simplicity this has been added to the O&M costs.

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Urban Partnership Agreement: Minnesota Evaluation Report

Author: Turnbull, K., et. al.

Published By: U.S. Department of Transportation

Source Date: January 4, 2013


System Cost

Minnesota UPA system costs - $380M
Minnesota UPA O&M costs - $15M


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HOV, High Occupancy Vehicle, HOT, High Occupancy Toll Lane, PDSL, priced dynamic shoulder lane, DAS, driver assist system, bus express lanes

Cost ID: 2014-00298