Features:

  • 70 Miles of Freeways
  • 80 Miles of Parallel Arterials
  • CCTV System
  • Detection Technology Evaluation
  • Signal System Upgrades
  • Ramp Meter System
  • CMS System
  • HAR System
  • ATIS System

Project Description:

As one of the first two ITS early deployment projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the Portland ATMS Master Plan Project involved development of a comprehensive strategy for ITS deployment for the next 18 years.  This master plan included all of the major ITS elements including Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS), and Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).

The ATMS plan included integration of the traffic signal systems into a new freeway operation system, a CCTV system, a ramp meter system, a changeable message sign system, a highway advisory radio system, vehicle detection stations and a communications system.  The ATIS plan included centralized operation at the Traffic Management Operation center (TMOC), expanded cellular HELP service, direct links to media, and automatic information dissemination.  The APTS plan included AVI for transit priority, bus probes for traffic condition monitoring, and overhaul of the transit communication system.  The system architecture was designed to be open and modular, to capture evolving technology in the future.  A conceptual TMOC design was also prepared.

Jurisdictional coordination was a key to the success of this project.  It involved cooperation of all local agencies such as ODOT, TRI-MET, METRO, Wash DOT,  5 counties, 14 cities, police, emergency services providers and private sector participation.  A jurisdictional framework was developed outlining their roles and responsibilities.

An Incident Management Plan was developed to initiate incident management setup in Portland.  The plan outlined the responsibilities for incident detection, response, clearance and traffic management.