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19 CHAPTER 4 Suggested Guidelines for Establishing Freight Institutional Arrangements 4.1 Guideline Development Figure 4-1 shows the types of guidelines and their basic ac- and Application Process tivities as a spectrum. Type I is the foundation of all arrange- ments. As the arrangement becomes more specialized and fo- Case studies were developed to illustrate institutional cused, Type II and III guidelines can be applied. Any given arrangements throughout the United States. The selected case arrangement can move in either direction along this spec- studies address a range of purposes and activities. After syn- trum, based on changes in expectations and responsibilities. thesizing the case study findings and defining three types of The effective use of these guidelines will help an institutional institutional arrangements, 40 guidelines were developed to arrangement (1) define its purpose; (2) identify and organize facilitate the creation of new or enhanced existing arrange- its roles and responsibilities; (3) establish procedures necessary ments. The guidelines reflect, in large part, the experiences of to conduct business; and (4) deploy available resources. these existing arrangements. Table 4-1 summarizes the 40 guidelines by type. These guidelines have been organized to address the range Examples of the application of these guidelines are provided of activities undertaken by different types of arrangements based on the experiences of the 16 institutional arrangements and are grouped by type to coincide with the types of arrange- selected for case study development. The acronyms used to ments presented in Chapter 3. The guidelines also are struc- identify each case study are as follows: tured to support both the key activities of an arrangement at a point in time as well as the natural progression of an ACTA Alameda Corridor Transportation arrangement over time. The guidelines have been organized Authority within each type based on a recommended sequence of ac- CALMITSAC California Marine and Intermodal tions. Although each guideline can be used independently, Transportation System Advisory Council the intent was to describe a natural progression of the actions CREATE Chicago Region Environmental and required to achieve success. The three types of guidelines are Transportation Efficiency Program as follows: CVISN Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Type I guidelines apply to all types of institutional arrange- DVRPC-GMTF Delaware Valley Regional Planning ments. These overarching guidelines are the foundation for Commission--Goods Movement building a successful institutional arrangement. Most in- Task Force stitutional arrangements, regardless of type, initiate their FMSIB Freight Mobility Strategic organization with Type I guidelines. Investment Board Type II guidelines build on Type I and offer direction on FSTED Florida Seaport Transportation and seeking consensus on specific project priorities. Often an Economic Development Council organization's goal is to employ methods to score and rank FTAC Miami-Dade MPO Freight Transpor- projects competing for funds. tation Advisory Committee Type III guidelines build on Types I and II and are aimed I-95 I-95 Corridor Coalition at a more formalized organization responsible for design- IRAP Maine DOT Industrial Rail Access ing, mitigating, constructing, and operating a new system Program element. KCSP Kansas City SmartPort