PS10-Wide-Area Alert

Status: Planned


This service package uses ITS driver and traveler information systems to alert the public in emergency situations such as child abductions, severe weather events, civil emergencies, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property. The alert includes information and instructions for transportation system operators and the traveling public, improving public safety and enlisting the public's help in some scenarios. The ITS technologies will supplement and support other emergency and homeland security alert systems such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS). When an emergency situation is reported and verified and the terms and conditions for system activation are satisfied, a designated agency broadcasts emergency information to traffic agencies, transit agencies, information service providers, toll operators, and others that operate ITS systems. The ITS systems, in turn, provide the alert information to transportation system operators and the traveling public using ITS technologies such as dynamic message signs, highway advisory radios, in–vehicle displays, transit displays, 511 traveler information systems, and traveler information websites.

Includes Elements

TANK Transit System Dispatch
TANK Transit Vehicles
KYTC Office of Public Affairs
KYTC District 6 Maintenance Operations
ODOT District 8 Maintenance Garages
Cincinnati Traffic Control Center
Hamilton County Signal Operations
Hamilton County Maintenance Division
SORTA Transit Dispatch Center
ODOT / KYTC Traveler Information System
Regional Operations Center
ODOT OHGO Traveler Information System
SORTA Fixed Route Vehicles
Hamilton County Field Equipment
SORTA Riverfront Transit Center
Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts
KSP Troop Posts
City and County Field Equipment
City and County Maintenance Operations
Regional 911 Call Centers
City and County Traffic Control Center
City and County Public Information Systems
ODOT Dynamic Message Signs
Cincinnati Maintenance Garage
Emergency Alert System
Traveler Information Devices
SORTA Traveler Information System
TANK Traveler Information System
RAMP Transit Vehicles
SORTA Regional Transit Hubs
ODOT Public Information Office
INDOT Traffic Operations Center
Regional Public Safety Dispatch Centers
Ohio Statewide EOC/JDF
Local Transit Systems
CTC Transit Dispatch
CTC Transit Vehicles
Local Transit Vehicles
TANK Regional Transit Hubs
BCRTA Transit Vehicles
BCRTA Transit System Dispatch
INDOT CARS 511 System
KYTC Dynamic Message Signs
INDOT Dynamic Message Signs
INDOT Traveler Information System
Cincinnati Dynamic Message Signs
Basic Vehicles
ODOT 511 Telephone Information Service
SORTA Transit Information Systems
BCRTA Transit Information Systems
TANK Transit Information Systems
Local Transit Agency Transit Information Systems
University of Cincinnati Shuttle Dispatch
University of Cincinnati Shuttle Vehicles
Kentucky Emergency Alert System
Connected/Automated Vehicles
INDOT Seymour District Maintenance Garages
Indiana State Police Posts
Indiana Statewide Emergency Operations Center
Kentucky Statewide Emergency Operations Center
INDOT Field Equipment
BCRTA Traveler Information System
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