This objective of this study is to answer questions regarding the net benefits of CVISN deployment by the State of Maryland. The hypothesis is that the net benefits of CVISN deployment are positive and large but vary among system components and between the state and the motor carrier industry. The methodology consists of both quantitative and qualitative analyses of the benefits and costs of the CVISN project. Costs and benefits are discounted to a present value over the economic life of the project. Two alternatives are the basis of comparative analysis: CVISN deployment of an agreed-upon configuration and preservation of the status quo. The study offers a comprehensive analysis of the benefits accrued and costs incurred for CVISN-related activities to Maryland state regulatory agencies and commercial motor carriers. The benefits and costs are assessed with regard to both agency and carrier interests, and the impact of CVISN on credential processing and safety enforcement is explored ..
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