Partnerships for traveler information systems and services have been in various stages of evolution, cooperation, and functionality. Traditional public-private partnerships for traveler information have typically consisted of public agencies serving in a data collection role (through manual and automated systems) and making use of data collection infrastructure and systems that were initially designed for traffic management and operations purposes.

This State of the Practice Review documents a range of business models for real-time traveler information services, and provides ‘real world’ examples of how States and regions are developing partnerships and business plans within the business model frameworks. Although there are numerous variations on the more traditional models, there is no question that there have been shifts in the fundamentals of these traditional business models, as well as new business model structures that have emerged.

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