Stakeholders

The Regional ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.

StakeholderDescription
Albany Transit SystemThe Albany Transit System (ATS) provides fixed route and demand response (Albany Call-a-Ride) transit service in Albany. ATS also operates the Linn-Benton Loop, which is a regional transit route that provides transfer points with the Albany Transit System, Corvallis Transit System, OSU Shuttle, and Linn Shuttle.
Benton County 
Benton County Rural and Special TransportationProvides demand response transit service in Benton County as well as rural fixed route transit service for the general public with route deviations for seniors and people with disabilities. Service includes: *Benton County Dial-a-Bus (demand response) *Corvallis-Albany Connection (demand response) *Coast to Valley Express (fixed route with deviations): service between Corvallis and Newport *99 Express (fixed route with deviations): rural transit service for Monroe and Adair Village with routes for Adair Village to Corvallis, Monroe to Corvallis, Monroe to Junction City, and Corvallis Municipal Airport to Corvallis Benton County also supports other specialty demand response transportation services (e.g. Senior Companion Program, Cascades West Ride Line).
Cascades West Area Commission on TransportationThe Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation (CWACT) provides a forum for local governments to communicate and collaborate on local, regional and state transportation issues. The CWACT is chartered by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) as an advisory body and provides input, advice and recommendations to the OTC and ODOT. All local governments within Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties are eligible to appoint an elected representative to serve on the CWACT. In addition, each County may appoint two private sector representatives to the CWACT. The ODOT Area Manager also serves as a member of the CWACT. In addition to these voting members, the CWACT has a number of non-voting ex officio members (see bylaws). A major role of the CWACT is to solicit public input on transportation needs and to provide recommendations to ODOT and the OTC on project priorities for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The CWACT provides input on state transportation plans, policies and programs and maintains an inventory of transportation system improvement needs.
City and Rural Fire and Life Safety DepartmentsThis stakeholder includes the following fire services: Adair Rural Fire & Rescue, Albany Fire Department, Corvallis Fire Department, Corvallis Rural Fire Protection District, Lebanon Fire Department, Philomath Fire & Rescue, and Tangent Rural Fire Protection District. The Corvallis Fire Department provides ambulance services for Benton County and portions of Linn and Lincoln Counties. The Albany Fire Department also provides ambulance services.
City of Albany 
City of Corvallis 
City of LebanonThe City of Lebanon operates Lebanon Dial-a-Bus and traffic signals in the City of Lebanon.
City Police DepartmentsThis stakeholder includes the following City Police Departments: Adair Village, Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, and Philomath.
Commercial Emergency Medical Service ProvidersThis stakeholder includes commercial companies that provide ambulance and medical response services in the Central Willamette Valley area.
Commercial HazMat Clean-Up OperatorsThis stakeholder includes any commercial operators that provide hazardous material (hazmat) clean-up services related to roadway incidents.
Commercial Information Service Providers 
Commercial Salvage and Towing OperatorsThis stakeholder includes any commercial operators that provide salvage or towing operations for roadway incidents. This stakeholder is also included in the Oregon Statewide Architecture.
Commercial Transportation Service ProvidersThis stakeholder includes all commercial companies (e.g. Greyhound, Valley Retriever, Hut Shuttle) that provide transportation services within and in and out of the Central Willamette Valley. This includes buses, shuttles, taxis, limousines, etc.
Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning OrganizationThe Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) includes the cities of Corvallis, Philomath, Adair Village and the densely populated portions of Benton County adjacent to those cities.
Corvallis Transit SystemThe Corvallis Transit System (CTS) provides transit service in and between Corvallis and Philomath. CTS operates the Philomath Connection through a contract with the City of Philomath. Connections are also available to the OSU Shuttle, Albany via the Linn-Benton Loop, Newport via the Coast-to-Valley Express, and Monroe and Adair Village via the 99 Express.
County Offices of Emergency ManagementThis stakeholder includes Benton County Emergency Management and Linn County Emergency Management.
County Sheriff OfficesThis includes the sheriff's offices for Benton County and Linn County.
Google 
Heavy Rail Service ProvidersIncludes Amtrak, Willamette & Pacific Railroad (WPRR), Burlington Northern & Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad, Union Pacific (UP) Railroad, Portland & Western (P&W) Railroad, and Albany & Eastern (A&E) Railroad
Linn ShuttleThe Linn Shuttle provides transit service between Sweet Home, Lebanon, and Albany. In Albany riders can connect to the Albany Transit System or to the Corvallis Transit System and the OSU Shuttle via the Linn-Benton Loop. The Linn Shuttle also operates the Sweet Home Dial-a-Bus, which is outside the geographic scope of this architecture.
Mayday Service ProvidersMayday service providers (e.g. GM's OnStar, AAA) provide traveler assistance through an interface in personal vehicles.
MediaThis stakeholder includes commercial media companies who disseminate traveler information to the public.
Oregon Cascades West Council of GovernmentsOregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG) is an entity created in the mid-1960s by local governments within Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties under Oregon Law (ORS 190.010). On behalf of the member governments the agency carries out a variety of local, state and federal programs. The agency is governed by a Board of Directors with one representative from each member government. Participation is voluntary. The vast majority of funding is provided by way of contracts to operate specific services. The COG is not a taxing authority. Current services include: Senior citizen services Services for persons with long-term disabilities Community planning and development Economic development Business development lending Transportation programs and planning Technology services
Oregon Department of TransportationIn the Central Willamette Valley stakeholders from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) primarily include the ITS Unit, Region 2, and District 4.
Oregon Office of Emergency ManagementThe purpose of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to execute the Governor's responsibilities to maintain an emergency services system as prescribed in ORS 401 by planning, preparing and providing for the prevention, mitigation and management of emergencies or disasters that present a threat to the lives and property of citizens of and visitors to the State of Oregon.
Oregon State PoliceOregon State Police (OSP) is the state police agency.
Oregon State UniversityOregon State University (OSU) operates parking garages/areas and the OSU Shuttle.
Other Counties and Cities in Central Willamette ValleyThis includes the following counties or cities in the Central Willamette Valley: Linn County and the Cities of Philomath, Adair Village, and Millersburg These agencies do not operate or maintain any traffic signals or electronic roadside devices. ODOT, Benton County, and the Cities of Albany, Corvallis, and Lebanon operate and maintain the traffic signals and electronic roadside devices in the region.
Other Emergency Management ServicesThis stakeholder includes other agencies or companies that contribute to emergency management in the Central Willamette Valley area. Examples include hospitals, the Red Cross, and emergency shelter sites (e.g. schools and churches). Regional hospitals include Good Samaratin Regional Hospital, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
Public Safety Dispatch AgenciesThis stakeholder includes the following agencies that do 911 call-taking and/or dispatch: Corvallis Regional Communications Center, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, and Lebanon Police Department. A Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is responsible for 911 call-taking. The Corvallis Regional Communications Center (CRCC) is the PSAP for Benton County, including the Corvallis, Philomath, and Adair Village areas. They provide dispatch services for all Benton County emergency service providers. The Linn County Sheriff's Office is the PSAP for Linn County. They provide dispatch services for Linn County emergency service providers except for the following agencies who provide their own dispatch services: -Albany Police Department -Lebanon Police Department -Sweet Home Police Department (outside geographic scope of this architecture)
Regional Transportation AgenciesThis stakeholder group includes the regional agencies that manage and/or operate the transportation system or provide public transportation services.
Special Event PromotersIncludes Linn County Fair and Expo, Benton County Fairgrounds, and Oregon State University. These promotors regularly hold large events that impact traffic and are locations that could potentially use ITS and share infrastructure.
Transportation Maintenance and Construction AgenciesThis stakeholder group includes all public transportation management agencies who provide maintenance and construction services on or along roadways.
TravelersTravelers, also called customers, are the general end-user of ITS. This includes vehicular drivers, vehicular passengers, transit users, bicyclists, pedestrians, and any other forms of transportation users.