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Monthly Progress Report

Project Goals

Incorporating Oregon's community, small business and environmental values, the State Radio Project has four primary goals:

Infrastructure

Repair or replace critical components of Oregon's deteriorating state radio network and extend the useful life of the existing Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police wireless communications systems.

Narrowbanding

Comply with the Federal Communications Commission deadline to transition state radios from wideband to narrowband transmission by Nov. 1, 2013, and position for future narrowbanding requirements.

Consolidation

Consolidate the ODOT and OSP wireless communication systems into a single unit and allow for shared efficiencies and integration between the four existing state systems.

Interoperability

Provide limited, local interoperability for public safety agencies and lay the foundation for expanded and improved interoperability in the future.

March 2014

Wireless Communications Section introduces centralized work order desk

Developing efficiencies, streamlining processes and providing top-notch customer service are all goals successful businesses strive for, and the Oregon Department of Transportation's Wireless Communications Section is no exception.

What began as a special project is soon to becomes a permanent change in business practice: introducing the new and improved Wireless Work Order Desk. The centralized, streamlined process will provide the best service in the most efficient way.

Through a central phone number and email address the request from around the state, specialists are able to allocate the right resource to fulfill the customer's request. Larry Jarvi, Jenni Klug and Calvin Brown share the responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of the work order desk.

Learn more in the March 2014 Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

 


Larry Jarvi, Jenni Klug and Calvin Brown share the responsibility of

running the day-to-day operations of the new Wireless Work Order Desk.

 

* The March Monthly Progress Report is based on project data though Feb. 28, 2014.   

February 2014

Radio project rolls out bundling strategy for peak season work

More than 65 contractors from around the state attended an informational meeting in Salem to learn about the State Radio Project's new strategy to successfully manage the heavy workload during the project's busiest construction season.

To gain efficiencies, all site work similar in scope and geographical location will be "bundled," or grouped, into one bid package. Each bundle includes from two to five radio sites. All work must be complete before the end of 2014; construction is planned to start in April on four bundles, with another six bundles to start in May.

Learn more in the February 2014 Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature


Interested contractors assembled in Salem during January to learn about upcoming work opportunities with the radio project.

* The February Monthly Progress Report is based on project data through Jan. 31, 2014.

January 2014  

Radio team braves Mount Howard elements to improve aging signal

The view from the summit of Mount Howard was breathtaking. This was the kind of weather ODOT Wireless Communications Section technicians had been hoping for. Even though the temperatures were well below freezing, clear skies made it possible to attempt a trip to the remote mountain site in early December to replace aging equipment.

ODOT's Richard Wilson and Wade Hegele drove snowcats up the steep terrain of Wallowa County's Mount Howard, with contractors following on snowmobiles, to install a new radio antenna at the State Radio Project site and improve the signal's strength. 

Learn more in the January 2014 Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

Richard Wilson, ODOT Wireless technician, drives a snowcat up the steep terrain of Mount Howard with contractors following on snowmobiles to bring needed supplies to install a new antenna at the site.

 

* The January Monthly Progress Report is based on project data through Dec. 31, 2013.  

2013 

December 2013 | Details project data thought Nov. 30, 2013.

November 2013 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2013

October 2013 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2013

September 2013 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2013

August 2013 | Details project data through July 31, 2013

July 2013 | Details project data through June 30, 2013

June 2013 | Details project data through May 31, 2013

May 2013 | Details project data through April 30, 2013

April 2013 | Details project data through March 31, 2013

March 2013 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2013

February 2013 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2013

January 2013 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2012  

2012

December 2012 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2012

November 2012 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2012

October 2012 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2012

September 2012 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2012

August 2012 | Details project data through July 31, 2012

July 2012 | Details project data through June 30, 2012

June 2012 | Details project data through May 31, 2012

May 2012 | Details project data through April 30, 2012 

April 2012 | Details project data through March 31, 2012

March 2012 | Details project data through Feb. 29, 2012

February 2012 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2012

January 2012 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2011

 

2011

December 2011 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2011

November 2011 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2011

October 2011 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2011

September 2011 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2011

August 2011 | Details project data through July 31, 2011

June-July 2011 | Details project data through June 30, 2011

May 2011 | Details project data through April 30, 2011

April 2011 | Details project data through March 31, 2011

March 2011 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2011

February 2011 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2011 

January 2011 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2010 

 

2010

December 2010 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2010

November 2010 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2010

October 2010 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2010

September 2010 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2010