Inventory

Each stakeholder agency, company, or group owns, operates, maintains or plans ITS systems in the region. The Regional ITS Architecture inventory is a list of "elements" that represent all existing and planned ITS systems in a region as well as non-ITS systems that provide information to or get information from the ITS systems.

ElementDescription
Amtrak TrainsAmtrak trains carry passengers between metropolitan areas around the country. Amtrak lines connect the Central Willamette Valley to Portland, Vancouver, B.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago.
ATS Call-a-Ride Vehicles 
ATS Field DevicesIn the future this may include real-time bus arrival information displays (online, via smart phones, or wayside at key transit stations, park and rides, and bus stops) or electronic payment systems.
ATS Fixed Route Buses 
ATS Security SurveillanceIncludes cameras to monitor security on buses and at transit centers and park and rides.
ATS Transit Operations and Dispatch CenterATS manages the operations and provides the dispatch for its fixed route bus and call-a-ride services
Benton County Public Transportation VehiclesIncludes fixed route and demand response vehicles
Benton County Traffic Operations CenterA virtual TOC will be implemented at Benton County that provides desktop access to the County's traffic signal and devices (e.g. CCTV camera images) operated by other agencies in the Central Willamette Valley.
Benton County Traffic Signals and Field DevicesBenton County currently operates one traffic signal within the geographic area of this ITS plan.
Benton County Transit Operations and Dispatch CenterBenton County contracts with Benton County Dial-a-Bus to manage the operations and provide the dispatch for its public transportation services.
CAD Message BrokerThe main purpose of the message broker is to provide computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system interoperability and an interface between the dispatch centers in the Central WIllamette Valley, adjacent counties, ODOT, and OSP. This message broker will be a push only system that allows information to flow from one agency to other pre-designated agencies depending on the information type. Subscribers will not be able to extract information from the broker.
City and Rural Fire and Life Safety VehiclesThis includes fire vehicles and ambulances operated by public agencies. Most city fire vehicles are equipped with mobile data terminals and emitters for traffic signal preemption.
City of Albany Traffic Operations CenterA virtual TOC will be implemented at the City of Albany that provides desktop access to the City's traffic signals and field devices and devices (e.g. CCTV camera images) operated by other agencies in the Central Willamette Valley.
City of Albany Traffic Signals and Field DevicesThe City of Albany currenty operates traffic signals, coordinated traffic signal systems, and red light photo enforcement cameras. The future may include the installation of CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs, and weather stations.
City of Corvallis Traffic Operations CenterA virtual TOC will be implemented at the City of Corvallis that provides desktop access to the City's traffic signals and field devices and devices (e.g. CCTV camera images) operated by other agencies in the Central Willamette Valley.
City of Corvallis Traffic Signals and Field DevicesThe City of Corvallis currenty operates traffic signals and coordinated traffic signal systems. CCTV cameras and system detectors are currently being designed. The future may include the installation of system detectors, CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs, and weather stations.
City of Lebanon Dial-a-Bus Vehicles 
City of Lebanon Traffic Operations CenterA virtual TOC will be implemented at the City of Lebanon that provides desktop access to the City's traffic signals and field devices and devices (e.g. CCTV camera images) operated by other agencies in the Central Willamette Valley.
City of Lebanon Traffic Signals and Field DevicesThe City of Lebanon currenty operates traffic signals.
City of Lebanon Transit Operations and Dispatch CenterThe City of Lebanon manages the operations and provides the dispatch for its dial-a-bus services.
City Police VehiclesMany police vehicles are equipped with mobile data terminals.
Commercial Ambulances 
Commercial HazMat VehiclesThese vehicles are used for HazMat clean-up when needed for a roadway incident.
Commercial Information Service ProvidersThis element represents commercial businesses who provide transportation information such as basic advisories, traffic and road conditions, transit schedule information, yellow pages information, ridematching information, and parking information.
Commercial Salvage and Towing VehiclesThis includes any vehicle used for salvage or towing operations for roadway incident management.
Commercial Transit VehiclesThis includes all transit vehicles (e.g. buses, shuttles, taxis, limousines, etc.) used by commercial providers throughout the Central Willamette Valley.
Corvallis Government TelevisionCorvallis Government Television on Cable Channel 21 broadcasts a variety of information including traveler information from ODOT's TripCheck system.
County Emergency Operations CentersThis element includes emergency operations centers (EOCs) in Benton County and Linn County. This also includes alternate or back-up EOCs.
County Sheriff Vehicles 
CTS Field DevicesIn the future this may include real-time bus arrival information displays (online, via smart phones, or wayside at key transit stations, park and rides, and bus stops) or electronic payment systems.
CTS Fixed Route Buses
CTS Security SurveillanceIncludes cameras to monitor security on buses and at transit centers and park and rides.
CTS Transit Operations and Dispatch CenterCTS manages the operations and provides the dispatch for its fixed route bus services and the Philomath Connection.
Data MartThis element represents any sort of data archive maintained by a single agency used for transportation management and operations. ODOT has internal data marts for many of their intelligent transportation systems and their traffic signals. Other agencies have internal data marts for traffic counts, crashes, transit usage, etc.
Data WarehouseThis will be the data warehouse for transportation operations and management data in the Central Willamette Valley. A potential data warehouse could be the Portland Oregon Regional Transportation Archive Listing (PORTAL), which currently archives traffic, incident, and weather data for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.
Google TransitTransit agencies in the Central Willamette Valley have decided to use the Google Transit Partner Program as the regional provider of fixed and real-time transit information. Transit on Google Maps is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest agency data with the power of Google Maps. It integrates transit stop, route, schedule, and fare information to make trip planning quick and easy for everyone. Google Maps is available in 12 different languages and is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired. The Transit on Google Maps feature is available on selected mobile devices through Google Maps for mobile. Public transportation information is also included in Google Earth. Google Transit is free. Agencies just have to provide their data in a format compatible with Google's requirements. Several regional transit providers are currently working with Google Transit to get their data integrated: CTS, Valley Retriever, Hut Shuttle, and Greyhound.
Heavy Rail Operations CentersThis element supports transit rail operations of Amtrak and other heavy rail trains that travel through the Central Willamette Valley. This element is roughly equivalent to a traffic operations center and is the source and destination of information that can be used to coordinate rail and highway traffic management and maintenance operations.
Heavy Rail Wayside EquipmentThis equipment detects approaching trains and can be used to transmit train location information to traffic management centers or individual crossings.
Linn Shuttle Field DevicesIn the future this may include real-time bus arrival information displays (online, via smart phones, or wayside at key transit stations, park and rides, and bus stops) or electronic payment systems.
Linn Shuttle Fixed Route Buses 
Linn Shuttle Security SurveillanceIncludes cameras to monitor security on buses and at transit centers and park and rides.
Linn Shuttle Transit Operations and Dispatch CenterLinn Shuttle manages the operations and provides the dispatch for its fixed route buses and Sweet Home Dial-a-Ride services.
Linn-Benton Loop Fixed Route BusesThe Linn-Benton Loop is a regional fixed transit route (defined as a commuter route by the Federal Transit Administration) that provides transfer points with the Albany Transit System, Corvallis Transit System, OSU Shuttle, and Linn Shuttle. Although the Linn-Benton Loop is not governed by a legal structure, there is an advisory committee and funding is provided by the City of Albany, the City of Corvallis, Linn County, Benton County, ODOT, OSU, and LBCC.
Maintenance and Construction ManagementThis element includes all management of roadway maintenance and construction activities in the Central Willamette Valley by ODOT, the counties, the cities, or transit agencies.
Maintenance and Construction VehiclesThis element includes all maintenance and construction vehicles owned and operated by ODOT, the counties, the cities, or the transit agencies. These vehicles are not currently outfitted with any intelligent transportation systems but it is very likely in the next 10 years that these vehicles will be equipped with GPS or automated vehicle location tracking devices.
Mayday Service CentersMayday services (e.g. GM's OnStar, AAA) provide traveler assistance via communications between a service center and a vehicle.
MediaThis element includes the systems used to disseminate traveler information (e.g. traffic reports/news, travel conditions) to the public via broadcast, cable, radio, Internet, print, or other outlets.
ODOT Emergency Operations CentersODOT has a number of emergency operations centers (EOCs) that are activated per the ODOT Emergency Operations Plan during a major emergency or disaster. In the Central Willamette Valley this includes the EOCs at the District and Region level.
ODOT Incident Response VehiclesIncident response vehicles are equipped with flat tire repair gear, gasoline, jumper cables, water, traffic control devices, portable dynamic message signs, and other essentials for assisting motorists and responding to incidents. Vehicles are equipped with automated vehicle locators. Interstate 5 is the priority for ODOT incident responders in the region; however, they respond to incidents on OR 34 (Corvallis-Lebanon Highway), OR 99E (Albany-Junction City Highway), and other locations as needed.
ODOT Region 2 Transportation Operations CenterThe Region 2 Transportation Operations Center (TOC) is located in Salem and is the operations base for all of ODOT Region 2, which includes the Central Willamette Valley. Other ODOT TOCs serve as a back-up for the Region 2 TOC in the event of a power or communications outage. ODOT has developed the Transportation Operations Center System (TOCS) to provide a common, integrated system for use at all ODOT TOCs statewide. Parts of the system is already in use while other parts are still in development. Ultimately the system will support all of the following functional areas: traffic management, incident management, emergency management, resource management, maintenance operations, winter operations, device management, traveler information, data archival and reporting, and connection with external agencies.
ODOT Traffic Signals and Field DevicesODOT currently operates traffic signals, coordinated traffic signal systems, automatic traffic recorders, CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs, and highway advisory radio.
Oregon State Police Dispatch CenterThe main OSP dispatch center is co-located with the ODOT Region 2 TOC in Salem. 911 and other phone calls are routed to OSP, who dispatches their own vehicles and resources with a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system. OSP is one of the key stakeholders for incident management activities on state roadways.
Oregon State Police VehiclesOSP vehicles are equipped with mobile data terminals that interface with the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system used by operators at the OSP dispatch centers.
OSU Parking ManagementProvide real-time parking availability information for the parking garage and other high demand OSU parking areas used during normal business hours.
OSU Shuttle Field DevicesIn the future this may include real-time bus arrival information displays (online, via smart phones, or wayside at key transit stations, park and rides, and bus stops) or electronic payment systems.
OSU Shuttle Fixed Route Buses 
OSU Shuttle Transit Operations and Dispatch CenterOSU manages the operations and provides the dispatch for its fixed route bus services.
Other Counties and Cities Traffic Operations CenterVirtual TOCs will be implemented at Linn County and other cities within the Central WIllamette Valley that provide desktop access to regional field devices (e.g. CCTV camera images).
Other Emergency Management OperationsThis element supports emergency operations not typically covered by 911 centers, EOCs, police, fire, and ambulances. It supports projects that integrate information sharing between ambulances en-route to hospitals. It supports coordination with the Red Cross and emergency shelters during regional emergencies or evacuations.
Philomath Connection Fixed Route BusesThe Philomath Connection is jointly funded by the City of Philomath and the City of Corvallis. It is operated by the Corvallis Transit System and provides service in Philomath and connections to the OSU Shuttle, CTS routes, and the Linn-Benton Loop.
Public Agency Websites and Phone SystemsThis includes any public agency website that includes traveler information that mostly pertains to a single geographic area within the Central Willamette Valley region. Ideally these websites include links to other regional traveler information websites (TripCheck, Google Transit) and other local agencies. This element includes any public agency phone system that provides recorded information or interaction with a real person.
Public Safety Dispatch Centers
Ridesharing SystemOregon, including the Central Willamette Valley, plans to use a statewide ridesharing system. ODOT is developing a program to oversee the implementation.
Special Event PromotersThis element represents events that may impact travel on roadways or other modal means. Examples include sporting events, festivals, fairs, and parades. These promoters interface with traffic management agencies to provide event information such as date, time, estimated duration, location, and any other information pertinent to traffic movement in the surrounding area.
Special Event Promoters Field DevicesThis element includes any field devices (e.g. dynamic message signs, CCTV cameras) that can be used to manage travelers or provide traveler information.
Travelers 
TripCheck SystemTripCheck is the statewide public traveler information service provider for Oregon. The system provides various types of traveler information pertaining to road conditions, weather conditions, transit, traveler services, etc. Information from the TripCheck system is disseminated by ODOT through various means: the Internet (www.tripcheck.com), 511 highway advisory telephone, formatted cable television presentations, etc. The TripCheck system includes a TripCheck Traveler Information Portal (TTIP) that allows commercial information service providers to retrieve various types of data from the TripCheck system.There is a TripCheck Local Entry (TLE) tool that allows agencies to enter events (e.g. traffic incidents, construction activities) into the TripCheck system.
User DevicesThis element includes equipment an individual owns and can personalize with their choices for information about transportation networks. Examples include Internet-connected personal computers, landline telephones, and smart phones. Technology for these types of devices continues to rapidly change and improve.
VehiclesA general element that represents personal automobiles and fleet vehicles that include ITS safety, navigation and traveler information systems that may be applicable to any vehicle on the roadway.