MSTARmetro's response to the city's request for proposals in 2007 said it would:

• Front three guarantees, totaling $7.82 million, for bond payments.

• Assume Provo's bond payments, as well as any other fees and interest.

• Eliminate most of iProvo's operating expense associated with operating the network.

• Invest in tools to improve the system.

• Guarantee and pay for network upgrades and maintenance beginning in year five of the agreement.