ENTERPRISE: Evaluating New TEchnologies for Roads PRogram Initiatives in Safety and Efficiency
ENTERPRISE was established in 1991 through an agreement between four U.S. states with common interests in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The program’s basis is a Pooled Fund Study set up in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The ENTERPRISE Program has grown over the years and now currently has 14 active members. ENTERPRISE members include states from across the U.S. as well as Canadian agencies.
Since its inception the ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study has grown into a multi-national consortium dedicated to the advancement of ITS. The ENTERPRISE program represents a forum for collaborative ITS research, development, and deployment ventures reflecting the interests of governmental entities and industrial groups. This forum also facilitates the sharing, within and outside of the program, of technological and institutional experiences gained from individual ITS projects conceived and initiated by each participating entity.
Each year, members contribute funds in support of ITS projects of mutual interest, to develop an annual work plan. These projects typically involve private sector partners working with designated member agencies.
The lead state for the current pooled fund study, TPF-5(359), is the Michigan Department of Transportation.