Since ODOT inherited the State Radio Project in April 2010, the project team has committed to prudent stewardship of public funds. At our radio sites, we leverage as much as possible what is already in place and repurpose where appropriate. With limited funding, we look for efficiencies, and we prioritize and re-evaluate work regularly to stretch our dollars as far as possible to deliver a quality communications system within a tight budget.
Recently, we found significant savings by using the radio project's storage more efficiently. Sharing costs with local partners, repurposing and reusing assets and equipment, and making the most of ODOT's staff are other ways the project has saved money.