State Road Fund (9017)

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost -525,000 -875,000 -875,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Initial Year:
    Hiring GIS Expert @ 75,000
     & 2 Technician @50,000 ea. $175,000
    Associated Employee Costs 100,000
    Equipment, Floor Space, Etc 250,000
    Total $525,000
    Upon Implementation:
    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.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Kathy Holtsclaw
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