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Innovative Operations Funding
The Oregon Transportation Commission today approved eight projects to receive funding through the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Operations Innovation and Demonstration Program. The program includes $8 million for projects that demonstrate the ability to reduce congestion or improve freight mobility.

ODOT received 33 project proposals totaling more than $30 million. After a selection committee reviewed the proposals, eight projects were recommended for funding.

The eight projects are:

U.S.26 Adaptive Signal System
City of Portland
An adaptive signal control on Powell Boulevard between Ross Island Bridge and 52nd Avenue. Integration of Transit Signal Priority with adaptive signal control; development of arterial performance measure data.
Contribution: $1,639,677
Cumulative Total: $1,639,677

Probe Data for Traveler Information
Three-year contract for private sector travel time data for freeways and major arterials in Eugene/Springfield. Will enable travel time messages on variable message signs, TripCheck and 511.
Contribution: $670,000
Cumulative Total: $2,309,677

Corvallis ATMS
City of Corvallis
Implementation of a central signal system in downtown Corvallis for eight intersections on Harrison Boulevard and Van Buren Avenue. Proposal is focused on improved signal management to deal with downtown congestion and improved capability to implement special event timing plans.
Contribution: $505,500
Cumulative Total: $2,815,177

Delta Highway ITS
Lane County
Queue warning system on Delta Highway. Proposal is focused on rear end crash reduction caused by queue formation resulting from congestion at the Delta Highway and Beltline Interchange. Proposal is on a county facility, but variable message signs installed in project will also be used for information about Beltline.
Contribution: $1,390,890
Cumulative Total: $4,206,067

Active Traffic and Incident Management
ODOT Region 1
Proposal includes two subprojects: contracts to keep tow trucks on standby during peak periods on the I-5/I-405 corridor in Portland; implementation of speed harmonization and queue warning to reduce rear end crashes and smooth traffic flow on southbound I-5 and I-405 near the merge.
Operations Contribution: $1,730,000
Cumulative Total: $5,936,067

Oregon 9-1-1 CAD Interconnect
ODOT Region 4
Implement capability to share incident information electronically between ODOT, Oregon State Police and 9-1-1 centers in central Oregon. This project will improve the efficiency of incident response, particularly during large events when operations staff is overwhelmed.
Contribution: $652,750
Cumulative Total: $6,588,817

99W Active Corridor Management
ODOT Region 1
Project implements new 2070 controllers and Voyage software at 21 intersections on 99W in Tigard between I-5 and SW Durham Road. The project provides an opportunity to see how much benefit can be obtained from this low-cost improvement compared to the more expensive adaptive signal control software.
Contribution: $586,000
Cumulative Total: $7,174,817

Tualatin Sherwood Road Adaptive Signal System
Washington County
Implementation of adaptive signal control on Tualatin-Sherwood Road. This is a Washington County facility, but is a key connection between 99W and I-5.
Contribution: $480,000
Cumulative Total: $7,654,817
ODOT received 33 innovative transportation operations project proposals. To see a list of the proposal titles and the submitting agency, please open the following spreadsheet: Innovative Proposals