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Wireless Communications Section


The Wireless Communications Section is guided by the wider, long-term vision statements of the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police. The WCS works to ensure those who are dedicated to protecting the safety and well-being of Oregonians are provided a reliable, high quality, public safety communications system that continues to function when other forms of communications fail.

Program Information

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Contact the Work Order Desk by phone or email:

503-986-2911
wirelessworkorderdesk@odot.state.or.us

What information is needed to request service?

  • Agency or organization name;
  • Location of the trouble;
  • Vehicle information, if applicable;
  • A brief description of the service needed;
  • Contact name, first and last;
  • Contact phone number;
  • Contact email address;
  • Estimated priority or criticality.

When should the work order desk be contacted?

  • Requests for radio installations;
  • Requests for removal of installed radios;
  • Requests for equipment repair or replacement;
  • Requests for radio personality file services;
  • Requests for service on unidentified site - or system-level outages;
  • Requests for service on unidentified infrastructure-related issues.
The Strategic Technology Reserve is a communications system designed for use in disaster operations. The Wireless Communications Section manages and maintains the STR for its and other public safety organizations use.
The State Radio System, operated by the Oregon Department of Transportation Wireless Communications Section, includes sites statewide that serve the needs of ODOT and Oregon State Police.  Many of these sites have the capacity to support other public safety users.
 
ODOT welcomes interested parties to inquire about opportunities for colocation at its sites.  The following information has been compiled ot aid those in evaluating approximate expenses, should a given site have the capacity to support the needs of the requesting party.
 
Colocation and Lease Rates

The Wireless Communications Section updates its colocation and lease rates annually.  This rate sheet is intended to provide a general estimate and may vary from site to site.  The exact rate will be determined by Wireless Communications Section prior to finalization of the agreement.
 
 
Application Process

To start the process, please complete the application request and return it to the Wireless Communications Section.  Once the application has been received, it will be routed for review.  Applicants will be notified of the status of their request within 30 days of ODOT receiving the application.  Please note that not all applications will be approved.
 
 
Applications may be sent to:

Gail A Harbert, Site Acquisition Manager
ODOT - Wireless Communications Section
455 Airport Road, SE Building C
Salem OR  97301
 
 
 

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