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Implement Transformative Technologies

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What Does this Outcome Mean?

Transformative technologies will help us overcome two significant problems facing our transportation system: the negative effects of climate change, like wildfires, floods, and landslides; and Oregon’s growing population, which will stress our existing infrastructure and inevitably cause more congestion.

It’s tempting to use traditional solutions to these problems — like adding more highway lanes or stricter fuel efficiency standards — but we need to think bigger and long term. Transportation technology advancements can help us here, and we need a strategy to invest in them now.

Our Actions: How We’ll Get There

  • 2022: Select and hire a connected vehicle data consultant to support road use charging.
  • 2022: Develop and implement an integrated broadband strategy.
  • 2022: Select vendor to implement an automated routing permit system.
  • 2022: Upgrade 75% of ODOT-owned and maintained traffic signals.

How Will We Measure our Success?

By the end of 2023, ODOT will make advancements in projects that bring transformative technology to Oregon’s Transportation System.

Our Progress So Far

“Transformative technologies” sounds like a grand exercise, but the reality is we’ll reach this outcome through many small steps. 

We've issued a request for proposal and are narrowing down the final firms for the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem Project. This project prepares the agency for a digital, connected future transportation system.

We're on track to put out a request for proposal for our Over Dimension Permit System. When the system is fully implemented we'll be able to serve customers much faster.

The ODOT Broadband Strategy and Implementation Plan is complete.

Currently, 72% of state owned and maintained signals have been upgraded.