|Date Requested:February 11, 2005
Time Requested:02:48 PM
| FUND(S) |
State Road Fund (9017)
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:A New Program
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The Division of Highways (DOH) currently has state of the art mapping at 1"= 400"; however, in order to fully develop a GIS system even with the assistance of the Appalachian Transportation Institute will be an expensive endeavor for the DOH. The DOH will still need to hire GIS personnel to work with ATI on what is currently needed in addition to future needs, provide equipment, training, etc.
The TEDIS program, as proposed in this legislation, would in essence be a warehouse for data. The reference to three new employees would only be the initial staffing required to develop the method and schedule to institute a GIS program. With full implementation, the staffing would need to double that originally proposed.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||-525,000||-875,000||-875,000|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Hiring GIS Expert @ 75,000
& 2 Technician @50,000 ea. $175,000
Associated Employee Costs 100,000
Equipment, Floor Space, Etc 250,000
GIS Expert @ 75,000
& 4 Technicians @ 50,000 ea. $275,000
Associated Employee Costs $150,000
Equipment, Floor Space, ETc $500,000
Total Yearly Cost $875,000
| The legislation does not indentify a funding source nor has the DOH been able to identify a funding source in order to implement the program. Unless such a source is identified, the costs incurred will be a direct drain on State Funds which would otherwise be available to match Federal Funds for highway projects.
The net result of this new program would, in the long run, reduce the number of personnel in the operations division due to more efficient collection and storage of information needed in the design, operation and maintenance of the highway system. The benefits will also be improved projects and more efficient development of design, operation and maintenance projects.