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721922-1 Report Abstract

Institutional Issues Impacting the Implementation of Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems for Commercial Vehicle Operations in Texas

W. Raymond Keng, Shekhar Govind and C. Michael Walton, University of Texas at Austin, February 1995, 105 pp.

Institutional issues are the main barriers that hinder the implementation of Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems in Commercial Vehicle Operations in Texas. Two kinds of institutional issues were investigated – data and legal. Data issues are concerned with the potential problems in developing databases for transparent border systems and one-stop shopping. Legal issues are concerned with the state commercial vehicle laws and state agency regulations that prevent the legal operation of transparent border systems and one-stop shopping. To address the data issues, a single multi-agency application was developed by identifying common, unique, and unnecessary application elements in commercial vehicle applications. With respect to the legal issues, legislative violations and gaps in state commercial vehicle laws and state agency regulations were analyzed. It is recommended that Texas conduct preliminary planning and cost/benefit studies for transparent border systems until federal mandates are passed. It is recommended that Texas immediately implement one-stop shopping to enhance the current customer service level and pass the necessary legislation to allow one-stop shopping.

Keywords: Institutional Issues, Commercial Vehicle, Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, ISTEA, Motor Carrier, Electronic License Plate

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