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
911 Centers911 centers throughout the state of Oregon provide call-taking services for emergencies and non-emergencies and also provide dispatching services for a number of emergency service agencies. Some emergency service agencies (e.g. Oregon State Police) provide their own dispatching once a call is transferred from a 911 center.
AmbulancesThis element includes ambulances operated by private companies (e.g. American Medical Response).
Commercial HazMat VehiclesThis includes any vehicle used for commercial hazardous materials (hazmat) clean-up for roadway incident management.
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 Operations and Dispatch CentersThis element includes the centers used for operations and/or dispatch by commercial transportation service providers throughout Oregon.
Commercial Transit VehiclesThis includes all transit vehicles (e.g. buses, shuttles, taxis, limousines, etc.) used by commercial providers throughout Oregon.
Commercial Vehicle ManagementThis stakeholder represents the companies/agencies/organizations that manage commercial vehicles and public fleets.
Commercial VehiclesCommercial vehicles include ITS equipment that supports safe and efficient commercial vehicle operations. This equipment monitors vehicle operation, provides the driver and motor carrier real-time information, and supports mainline electronic screening.
Event PromoterThis element is a stakeholder and a terminator. See description of the Event Promoters stakeholder.
External State Emergency Operations CentersThis element represents the centers used in neighboring states for the management and operations of major emergencies.
External State Police Dispatch CentersThis element represents the centers used by the state police agencies in neighboring states to manage incidents and emergencies.
External State Traffic Operations CentersThis element represents the centers, personnel and systems responsible for traffic operations in adjacent states.
Federal Land Traffic ManagementThis element includes the management of traffic on federal roadways not managed by ODOT. Limited, if any, ITS devices are used on these roadways. However, this element is important during major emergencies such as forest fires.
Heavy Rail Operations CentersThis element is roughly the 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.
Law Enforcement Data SystemThe Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) is a multi-agency provider of data services for law enforcement. The TOCs use the license and VIN databases.
Local Data MartThis element includes local traffic management systems that archive data for a variety of uses including performance measure evaluation.
Local Emergency Operations CentersThis element includes all county and city emergency operations centers (EOCs) throughout Oregon that are activated during major emergencies. This includes all primary and secondary EOCs.
Local Field DevicesThis element includes traffic signals, traffic signal systems, video detection, system detectors, weather stations, CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs, etc. used by counties and cities throughout Oregon.
Local Fire and Life Safety CentersThis element represents the centers used by county fire districts and city fire departments throughout Oregon to manage incidents and emergencies.
Local Fire and Life Safety VehiclesThis includes the fire and ambulance vehicles for the county fire districts and city fire departments throughout Oregon. Most fire vehicles are equipped with emitters for traffic signal preemption and mobile data terminals.
Local Law Enforcement CentersThis element represents the centers used by County sheriff's offices and City police agencies throughout Oregon to manage incidents and emergencies.
Local Law Enforcement VehiclesThis includes the law enforcement vehicles for the County sheriff's offices and city police agencies throughout Oregon. Some vehicles are equipped with mobile data terminals that interface with a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system used at 911/dispatch centers.
Local Maintenance and Construction ManagementThis element includes all management of roadway maintenance and construction activities by county, city, port, transit, or other local agencies throughout the state of Oregon.
Local Maintenance and Construction VehiclesThis element includes all maintenance and construction vehicles operated by county, city, port, transit, or other local agencies throughout the state of Oregon. Some agencies use these vehicles to respond to roadway incidents.
Local Traffic Operations CentersThis element includes all county and city traffic operations centers (TOCs). These may be physical centers or virtual TOCs that consist of a workstation that provides desktop access to an agency's traffic signals (including a central signal or adaptive signal systems) and field devices.
Map Update ProviderThis element is a stakeholder and a terminator. See description of the Map Update Provider stakeholder.
Mayday Service CentersMayday services (e.g. GM's OnStar, AAA, ATX, RESCU) 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.
NOAA National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service provides current weather conditions, forecasts, and warnings throughout the entire country. In Oregon they have field offices located in Medford, Pendleton, and Portland.
ODOT Data MartThis element includes ODOT systems that archive data for a variety of uses including performance measure evaluation.
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. These include District EOCs, Region EOCs, the Agency Operations Center (AOC), the Resource Management Center (RMC), the Bridge Section Command Center, and the Information Systems Command Center (ISCC).
ODOT Field DevicesThis element includes all of ODOT's ITS existing and planned field devices. This includes, but is not limited to, traffic signals, ramp meters, CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs, road weather information systems (aka weather stations), vehicle detection (e.g. loops, radar, Bluetooth), highway advisory radio, curve warning signs, variable speed signs, downhill speed warning systems (Motor Carrier), wind warning systems, flood warning systems, remote snow zone signs (drum signs), pavement sensors that keep the road clear of snow and ice, automatic ramp closure gates, and bridge sensors. In the future this list may include permanent tolling devices, travel time dynamic message signs, and lane control signs.
ODOT Incident Response VehiclesODOT's incident 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. They are also equipped with automated vehicle locators (OrbTrac-100 AVL System).
ODOT Maintenance and Construction ManagementODOT manages the maintenance and construction of its roadways/equipment/systems through 15 district offices located throughout Oregon: 1- Astoria, 2A- Sylvan, 2B- Clackamas, 2C- Troutdale, 3- Salem, 4- Corvallis, 5- Springfield, 7- Roseburg, 8- White City, 9- The Dalles, 10- Bend, 11- Klamath Falls, 12- Pendleton, 13- La Grande, and 14- Ontario. This inventory element includes existing systems (e.g. RWIS Web database, HTCRS, InView) and future systems that support maintenance, construction, and road weather operations.
ODOT Maintenance and Construction VehiclesThis element includes all maintenance and construction vehicles owned and operated by ODOT. 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.
ODOT Motor Carrier AdministrationThis element handles permit-processing, road-use tax reporting and payment, and other commercial vehicle transactions throughout the state of Oregon using a Web site.
ODOT Motor Carrier Inspection FacilitiesODOT Motor Carrier operates 6 Ports of Entry, 84 fixed weigh stations, and dozens of sites that support portable weigh scale operations. The inspection facilities includes any or all equipment which perform commercial vehicle screening and/or safety inspections. Weigh-in-motion scales, which support the Green Light Weigh Station Preclearance Program are installed at 22 of the inspection facilities.
ODOT Parking Management SystemThis element includes systems that provide parking information to travelers (e.g. I-84 at Multnomah Falls).
ODOT Traffic Signal SystemThis includes the TransSuite central traffic signal system and adaptive signal system server
ODOT Transportation Operations CentersThis element includes a range of ODOT TOC systems used at ODOT TOCs and includesing systems such as TOCS, ATMS, Queue queue Warningwarning management, and Vvariable Sspeed management. The Transportation Operations Center System (TOCS) is a comprehensive hardware and software platform for all ODOT TOCs (Regions 1 - 5) that provides a unified, statewide platform for around the clock coordination of transportation related services between internal and external customers. TOCS will also support a field office module for use by region managers, area offices, district offices, Salem/headquarters offices, public information officers, and the Motor Carrier Division. TOCS is being implemented in several stages with functions in the following areas: traffic/event management, incident/emergency management (including a possible link to WebEOC), maintenance operations, winter operations, device management, traveler information, and data archival/reporting.
Oregon Emergency Coordination CenterThe Oregon Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is the single point of contact for an integrated state response to a major emergency or disaster. The ECC is a dual-function facility in that it is the day-to-day office of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and becomes the ECC in a state of emergency. When activated, the ECC is considered an operational extension of the Governor's Office.
Oregon Interoperability Service (OIS)This element is a CAD-to-CAD message system that provides system interoperability between various vendors' systems. It will be owned and operated by the OIS group which includes 911 agencies in central Oregon and ODOT OSP. This message broker allows the agencies to perform various approved functions, such as send calls for service or get a list of active incidents. The system is currently implemented between ODOT and OSP and is being expanded to include the Central Oregon 911 centers. There are plans to expand the system to the Portland area as well at other areas of the state.
Oregon State Police Dispatch CentersOSP operates a number of dispatch centers throughout Oregon, with the main dispatch center located in Salem. 911 and other phone calls are routed to OSP, who dispatches their own vehicles and resources using 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.
Other Transportation Service ProviderThis element is a stakeholder and a terminator. This element is intended to provide a source and destination for ITS data flows between peer (e.g. inter-regional) transit management functions. It enables transit management activities to be coordinated across geographic boundaries or different jurisdictional areas.
Personal Traveler Information DevicesThis element includes equipment an individual owns and can use to obtain traveler information. Examples include Internet-connected personal computers, phones (landline and mobile), pagers, and personal digital assistants. Technology for these types of devices continues to rapidly change and improve.
Portland State University Portal Data WarehousePortal is the data warehouse for transportation operations and management data in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Portal currently archives freeway detector loop data, arterial volume data, weather data, and airport parking information. Portland State University is closely working with other stakeholders in the region and state to expand the system to include more archives and to develop performance measurement tools.
Public Transit Data MartThis element includes local traffic management systems that archive data for a variety of uses including performance measure evaluation.
Public Transit Field DevicesThis element includes the following devices in use or planned for use by public transportation agencies: dynamic message signs at stops/stations/park and rides, CCTV cameras, ticket vending machines, and customer information kiosks. Devices specific to TriMet include train sensors (these are used to request preempt at traffic signals and provide schedule adherence information) and the transit tracker system which disseminates static and real-time information through customer information displays, TriMet's Web site, a phone system, and a PDA system.
Public Transit Operations and Dispatch CentersThis element includes the centers used for operations and/or dispatch by public transportation service providers throughout Oregon.
Public Transit VehiclesThis includes all public transit vehicles (e.g. buses, shuttles, light rail trains, streetcars, paratransit vehicles, etc.) used throughout Oregon.
Traveler CardThis element is used by travelers to pay for transportation services including public transit and parking. The traveler card is something that could be purchased at a kiosk or through an online service. It will likely act as a debit card allowing the owner to allocate a specific amount of funds on the card.
TravelersThe traveling public
TripCheck Local EntryThe TripCheck Local Entry (TLE) tool allows local agencies to input planned and real-time information about their roadway network so that it can be disseminated to travelers through the TripCheck system or to TTIP subscribers, which includes public agencies, commercial information service providers, and other interested parties.
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, construction, 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, TripCheck mobile, Twitter, etc.
TripCheck Traveler Information PortalThe TripCheck Traveler Information Portal (TTIP) system collects, processes, stores, and disseminates transportation information to regional agencies and commercial information service providers. This system collects public agency transportation information about roadways, construction, parking, special events, road closures, etc. and allows subscribers to retrieve information from the broker. Some public agency information is not accessible to commercial information service providers for security reasons. TTIP has been deployed in the Portland metropolitan area and will ultimately be expanded to a statewide level. See the Traveler Information Operational Concept for detailed stakeholder roles and responsibilities.
Vehicle Drivers 
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 highway vehicle.
Welcome Centers and Wayside Travel Information CentersThe Oregon TIC operates staffed traveler information centers at Oregon's 8 welcome centers through a contract with the Oregon Tourism Commission. The Oregon TIC also operates 13 travel information centers, which primarily consist of backlit display kiosks, at heavily-used rest areas.