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472840-00067-1 Report Abstract

Public-Private Partnerships for Providing ITS: Case Studies in Transportation and Other Industries

Valerie Briggs, Todd Delk, and C. Michael Walton, University of Texas at Austin, January 1999, 142 pp. (472840-00067-1)

The report begins by presenting motivating factors for the use of public-private partnerships in ITS. It then explains stages of partnership development – formation, experimentation, and sustention – before introducing the seven case studies.

The body of the report is a discussion of the seven case studies: Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate, Incorporated (HELP, Inc.)., Advantage CVO, the I-95 Corridor Coalition, and the Multi-jurisdictional Automated Preclearance System (MAPS), the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Initiative (SEMATECH), and the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). Separate chapters dedicated to each case study present analysis of each program’s motivating factors, formation and development, planning efforts, organizational structure, membership and funding characteristics, past and current issues of importance, interaction between partners, and keys to success or reasons for failures.

The final chapter pulls together the findings from the case study analysis. It presents common trends, successful practices, and potential pitfalls in regard to elements of public-private partnerships including planning, participation, organization, and funding.

Keywords: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Commercial Vehicle Operations, Public-Private Partnerships, Institutional Arrangements, Organizational Issues, Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP), I-95 Corridor Coalition, Electronic Screening

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