MINNESOTA GUIDESTAR PARTNERSHIP PROGRESS

Minnesota Guidestar has over 4 years of experience in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and has evolved from a project concept into a $60 million program. Public-private partnerships, which are a key component of this program, were initially negotiated as short-term strategic alliances. Building on the success of these alliances, a new model was established for the next generation of public-private partnerships. This new model included a revision of the strategic plan, as well as a process to take Guidestar from the strategic plan to a final program. Within this process, Minnesota Guidestar authored a request for partnership proposals (RFPP), thus acknowledging the innovation and ability of the private sector to develop creative and novel ways to provide transportation services, which are mutually beneficial to all parties, including the general public as well as the public and private sectors. The RFPP presented three partnership options: 1) public-private cost-sharing partnership, where Minnesota Guidestar would provide "seed" money to assist the responder in developing and deploying applicable ITS technologies; 2) cooperative program, which is defined as a relationship between Minnesota Guidestar and one or more partners to achieve specific program or user service goals and objectives; and 3) federal operational test, which would result in innovative partnerships responding to federal solicitation for field trials. This paper accurately describes Minnesota Guidestar's vision for a self-sustaining ITS by expounding on its contemporary public-private partnership models.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Wright, J L
    • Fisher, N
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 2264

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1996 12:00AM