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Emerging Technologies Impact Assessment

ODOT's Emerging Technologies Impact Assessment (ETIA) final report, completed March 2019, is now available online.

Overview

Advancements in computing power and miniaturization, communications and networking, and the increased volume of and access to data have enabled the development of transportation technologies with the potential to transform the transportation system and the way that Oregonians travel.

ODOT initiated the Emerging Technology Impact Assessment (ETIA) to consider how emerging transportation technologies such as Connected/Automated Vehicles (CV/Avs) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) could specifically transform Oregon’s transportation system, address Oregon-specific transportation challenges, and evaluate the range of possible impacts for which ODOT should prepare.

Phase 1
This phase involves identification and analysis of key trends in emerging transportation technologies followed by an exploration of the implications of the trends at a qualitative level as viewed through a State of Oregon perspective.

Phase 2
This phase builds upon the work of phase 1 in order to develop a framework of alternative future scenarios for exploring a broader range of considerations in preparation of updates of the Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP) and Oregon Highway Plan (OHP). Phase 2 also involves external outreach to inform and engage stakeholders and garner understanding of regional priorities and issues to consider in defining the range of alternative future scenarios. 

Development
The ETIA is led by ODOT’s Transportation Development Division in close coordination with the Office of Innovation.  An Expanded Project Management Team representing different Divisions and/or Sections across the agency has been engaged at key milestone points throughout the project to provide document review and guidance on external outreach.

On October 18, 2018, an Emerging Technologies Workshop was held with the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) to inform and engage the Commissioners in order for them to 1) gain a shared understanding of emerging technologies and their policy implications; and 2) empower the Commissioners to inform next steps for ODOT.

Contacts

Adam Argo
ETIA Project Manager

Transportation Planning Unit Manager

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