USING THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS: A LOOK AT PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Increasing pressures on the government at the federal, state, and local levels have impacted public services. The public sector also has a problem of a widening gap between the technology available to provide a service and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) affordability. The pressure to reduce the size of the government and to reduce government spending, while maintaining current levels of service and developing new ways to improve that service, has made it increasingly difficult to serve the public. This problem may be remedied by contracting out to a private firm the provision of the service. This solution is the establishment of publice/private partnerships. These partnerships can provide a means for the public sector to gain public facilities, infrastructure facilities, or both at reduced or no cost to the public. This paper will provide some insight into how the private sector may be utilized to its full potential in ITS installation and implementation. It will also examine the possibilities for the public sector to gain revenue and services, and to make private sector firms want to become more involved in the implementation of ITS services.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 884-887

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1996 12:00AM