PARTNERS IN MOTION : THE EVOLUTION OF AN ATIS PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C., REGION

With the introduction of the Partners In Motion in December of 1996, a public-private partnership was formed to implement an advanced traveler information system (ATIS) for the Washington DC area. From the outset, a partnership was seen as an appropriate long-term approach for bringing ATIS to the large, multijurisdictional region of the nation's capital. The public agencies were needed to supply information and the private sector was needed to merge that data and disseminate information to the traveling public on a permanent basis. Since the inception of this unique partnership, many interesting issues have emerged regarding the deployment of ATIS. This paper examines these issues from several standpoints. Some of the issues are technical, for example how to integrate the data systems of 26 different public agencies into one system. Other issues are institutional, such as delineating the process by which 26 public agencies can work together. And still other issues are financial, including the appropriate mechanisms for 26 public agencies and 13 private sector firms to pay for and share in a partnership. Not all of these questions have been answered, but the agencies and firms involved in Partners In Motion have begun to find possible solutions to these and other relevant issues. Although the partnership is still evolving, Partners In Motion may hold valuable lessons for others seeking to deploy ITS in their regions

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00776906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1999 12:00AM