Inventory

The OKI Regional ITS Architecture inventory is a list of "elements" that represent all existing and planned ITS systems in the OKI Region. ITS elements can exist in one of four places: 1) On vehicles (i.e. fire trucks, police cars, snow plows, etc.), 2) In the field (i.e. traffic signals, cameras, etc.), 3) At a center (i.e. traffic management centers, 911 dispatch centers, emergency operations centers, etc.), and 4) In the hands of travelers (i.e. computers, smartphones, etc.).

ElementDescription
CARS 511 SystemCARS (Condition Acquisition and Reporting System) is a road reporting system that creates a multi-state database of highway events. Authorized staff use CARS as a centralized database of incidents and other traffic-related situations at the statewide level to facilitate the sharing of travel information with the public and with external agencies. CARS provides a single point of data entry that supports information dissemination via multiple media.
Cincinnati Fire/EMS VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the City of Cincinnati's emergency fire and EMS vehicles.
Cincinnati Police CamerasVideo cameras maintained and operated by Cincinnati Police. Cameras are located along corridors and on bridges.
Cincinnati Police DispatchDispatch center for the Cincinnati Police. Clearinghouse for Amber Alerts in the region.
Cincinnati Police VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the City of Cincinnati's law enforcement vehicles.
Cincinnati USA Regional ChamberInformation systems for event operators throughout the region. Includes regional universities, Duke Energy Center and other local organizations.
Cities and Counties Fire/EMS VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in municipal and county emergency fire and EMS vehicles.
Cities and Counties Maintenance VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the maintenance vehicles that are dispatched by the maintenance departments for local municipalities and counties.
Cities and Counties Police/Sheriffs VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in municipal and county law enforcement vehicles.
City and County Field EquipmentRepresents ITS field equipment owned and operated by the various municipalities and counties, such as traffic signals, traffic sensors, video detection, CCTV cameras and dynamic message signs.
City and County MaintenanceThe maintenance departments or divisions responsible for maintaining municipal and county roadways and ITS field equipment.
City and County Public Information SystemsRepresents systems used to disseminate traffic, roadway construction and transit information to the general public, such as websites, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, etc.
City and County Storage FacilitiesDepots and Barns where maintenance materials are stored.
City and County Traffic Control CenterCentral control and operation of other municipalities or county's ITS field equipment, including traffic signals, CCTV cameras and dynamic message signs. Note that City of Fairfield is is planning to upgrade the central system with advanced technology: video detection, dilemma zone detection, backup power, pedestrian countdown signals, preemption, school flashers connected to network, Traffic Adaptive operation. Note that Clermont County is is planning to expand the Adaptive signal network in the Eastgate area to include 10 more intersections. Add emergency vehicle preemption in 3 townships and 3 municipalities in western (urban) Clermont County. Enhanced pedestrian crossing (rectangular rapid flash beacons) at 12 unsignalized pedestrian crossings and 3 hike/bike trail crossings. Note that City of Cincinnati is planning to providing signal interconnect via fiber optic cable.in zone 9 and in downtown.
City of Cincinnati Bridge Monitoring CamerasInfrastructure monitoring CCTV cameras for monitoring and protection of bridges and not for traffic monitoring.
City of Cincinnati Field EquipmentEquipment used to maintain City of Cincinnati's transportation assets. Includes traffic signals, video cameras and RWIS.
City of Cincinnati Maintenance GarageGarage to house all roadway repair and snow removal vehicles owned and maintained by the City of Cincinnati.
City of Cincinnati Maintenance VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the maintenance vehicles that are dispatched by the City of Cincinnati Public Services Department.
City of Cincinnati Parking ManagementParking management system for the City of Cincinnati to enable monitoring of parking availability in the area near the stadiums.
City of Cincinnati Public Information OfficeCity of Cincinnati Public Information Officer distributes construction information.
City of Cincinnati Public Services DepartmentGovernment agency responsible for performing maintenance of transportation assets owned and maintained by the City of Cincinnati, including traffic signals.
City of Cincinnati Traffic Control CenterCentral control and operation of the City of Cincinnati's traffic signals, with future plans for controlling and operating CCTV cameras and DMS.
Coast Guard Operations CenterIncludes management of Coast Guard patrol vessel and air assets for activities like Search and Rescue.
Commercial Vehicle OperatorOperators of commercial vehicles.
Commercial Vehicles and BargesPrivate commercial and fleet vehicles, and maritime barges.
CTC Transit DispatchRepresents the dispatching, scheduling and traveler information systems for Clermont Transportation Connection. Note that CTC is planning to install an AVL system on all CTC vehicles as well as a GFI electronic fare collection system in all CTC fixed route vehicles.
CTC Transit VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in the transit buses operated by CTC. Note that CTC is planning to install an AVL system on all CTC vehicles as well as a GFI electronic fare collection system in all CTC fixed route vehicles.
CVG Emergency Response VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the emergency vehicles operated by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). This includes fire response, ambulance, and airport police vehicles.
CVG Operations CenterDispatches the CVG airport's police, fire department and ambulance services.
DriverDrivers of vehicles.
Emergency Alert SystemFormerly the emergency broadcast system, a regional notification system to the general public. Information may include amber alerts, inclement weather, etc.
Financial InstitutionsRepresents the financial institutions the regional transit agencies will use as part of electronic fare payment systems.
Hamilton County Field EquipmentRepresents ITS field equipment owned and operated by Hamilton County, such as traffic signals, video detection and dynamic message signs.
Hamilton County Fire/EMS VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in Hamilton County's fire and emergency vehicles.
Hamilton County Maintenance DivisionPart of the Engineer's Office, the Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining the roadways maintained by Hamilton County.
Hamilton County Maintenance VehicleRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the maintenance vehicles that are dispatched by the Hamilton County Maintenance Division.
Hamilton County Sheriffs VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in Hamilton County's law enforcement vehicles.
Hamilton County Signal OperationsOperation of traffic signals by Hamilton County
Indiana DOT Traffic Operations CenterCentral control and operation of the district's ITS field equipment, including traffic signals, CCTV cameras and dynamic message signs.
INDOT Traffic Data ArchiveStatewide archive of traffic data. Includes inputs from traffic counters.
Kenton County CVO AdministrationDepartment responsible for issuing permits for commercial vehicles.
Kenton County CVO Roadside EquipmentRoadside equipment used to check the credentials of commercial vehicles.
KSP CRASH DatabaseKentucky State Police's Collision Report Analysis for Safer Highways (CRASH) database is a reporting system for all vehicle accidents which occur within the Commonwealth. The database is utilized for such purposes as will improve the traffic safety program in the Commonwealth.
KSP Troop PostDispatch center for Kentucky State Police Post vehicles.
KSP Troop VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in Kentucky State Police's law enforcement vehicles.
KYTC Central OfficeMain hub for KYTC information.
KYTC District 6 Field EquipmentRepresents ITS field equipment owned and operated by KYTC, such as traffic signals, traffic sensors, environmental sensors, video cameras and in the future, dynamic message signs.
KYTC District 6 Maintenance BarnsPlace where maintenance vehicles and parts for KYTC District 6 are stored.
KYTC District 6 Maintenance OperationsThe maintenance departments responsible for maintaining KYTC's roadways and ITS field equipment. Also provides maintenance assets during incidents.
KYTC District 6 Maintenance VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the maintenance vehicles responsible for managing and maintaining all KYTC roadways.
KYTC District 6 PlanningTransportation planning division responsible for planning traffic management for large events. Also responsible for maintaining traffic counts information.
KYTC District 6 Traffic Operations CenterManagement of traffic signals operated and maintained by KYTC District 6.
KYTC Division of PlanningManager and owner of KYTC's archive data management systems.
KYTC Frankfort TOCStatewide TOC located in Frankfort, KY
KYTC Maintenance DepotGarage housing all roadway repair and snow removal vehicles operated by KYTC.
KYTC Public Information OfficeNotifies authorities if incident occurs. Releases news to the public.
KYTC Rest Areas/Truck Stops/Service Plaza KiosksKiosks at rest areas and visitor centers. Tourist information, emergency evacuation information, and general traffic information could be provided in the future.
KYTC SAFE PatrolRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in KYTC's SAFE Patrol vehicles. The KYTC Safety Assistance for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) Patrol is designed to aid motorists and assist with incident management.
KYTC WebsiteWebsite able to relay real time information to public on road closures and construction in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Local Transit SystemsRepresent other municipal or county-operated transit systems not specifically called out in the regional ITS architecture.
Local Transit VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in transit vehicles operated by municipal or county transit systems not specifically called out in the regional ITS architecture.
Municipal/County Equipment Repair FacilityMaintenance garage housing all roadway repair and snow removal vehicles.
National Weather ServiceService for national, regional, and local weather information.
ODOT / KYTC ArchiveA system of data including things such as traffic counts for further studies and records.
ODOT / KYTC CamerasClosed-circuit television cameras throughout the Tristate area maintained and operated by operators at the Statewide TMC in Columbus. Primarily used for traffic monitoring and incident verification.
ODOT / KYTC Connected Vehicle Roadside EquipmentThis element represents the roadside equipment that performs Connected Vehicle data collection and dissemination. This element includes the Connected Vehicle message switch that is used to provide access to the roadside equipment from various centers.
ODOT / KYTC DMSFixed and portable dynamic message signs operated and maintained by Statewide TMC operators in Columbus.
ODOT / KYTC Freeway Service PatrolRepresents the vehicles and their ITS equipment (e.g., mobile data terminals) jointly sponsored by ODOT and CVS to provide roadside assistance to travelers in need.
ODOT / KYTC HARHighway advisory radios used to provide traveler information to the traveling public.
ODOT / KYTC Infrastructure Monitoring SensorsInfrastructure monitoring equipment including IR, cameras and motion detectors. These sensors and detectors are operated by ODOT to monitor and protect infrastructure and facilities, and not for traffic monitoring. These include sensors at bridge footings for barge impacts.
ODOT / KYTC Traffic CountersPermanent traffic sensors used to perform traffic counts.
ODOT / KYTC Traffic SensorsTraffic and vehicle sensors owned and operated by the Statewide TMC in Columbus used primarily for monitoring traffic flow conditions on the regional roadways.
ODOT / KYTC Traveler Information SystemTraveler information system used to provide travel times and delay on the website through either segmented maps or camera images.
ODOT Central OfficeCentral statewide traffic operations center for ODOT. Manages the buckeyetraffic.org website. For redundancy, able to remotely operate district traffic management centers.
ODOT D8 Maintenance GaragesHouses all roadway repair and snow removal vehicles operated by ODOT District 8.
ODOT D8 Traffic Data ArchiveArchive of traffic data collected by ODOT District 8. Includes inputs from traffic counters.
ODOT District 8 Signal OperationsRoadway signals managed and operated by ODOT District 8.
ODOT Dynamic Message SignsFixed and portable dynamic message signs operated and maintained by ODOT.
ODOT Electronic Toll AdministrationRepresents the possible future toll collection administrative systems, including the customer service center.
ODOT Electronic Toll SystemRepresents the possible future toll collection field equipment on bridges.
ODOT Maintenance VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the maintenance vehicles that are dispatched by the ODOT Maintenance Garages.
ODOT Office of Technical ServicesManager and owner of ODOT's archive data management systems.
ODOT OHGO Traveler Information SystemRepresents the statewide traveler information website for alerts on traffic incidents, construction, travel times, and other information related to roadways throughout the state. Can be accessed at: http://www.ohgo.com/index. Information provided by this site is updated frequently and comes from a variety of sources, such as pavement sensors, monitoring stations, traffic cameras, and through direct input by Ohio DOT personnel.
ODOT Public Information OfficeNotifies authorities if incident occurs. Releases news to the public, including maintenance activities.
ODOT Ramp MetersAiding in traffic control by only allowing a certain amount of vehicles to enter the highway at a staggered time to avoid congestion.
ODOT Rest Areas/Truck Stops/Service Plaza Kiosks Kiosks at rest areas and visitor centers. Tourist information, emergency evacuation information, and general traffic information could be provided in the future.
ODOT RWISRoadway Weather Information Systems operated and maintained by ODOT.
ODOT Statewide TMCOhio DOT Statewide Traffic Management Center (TMC) is located in Columbus at the Ohio DOT Central Office. The Statewide TMC operates traffic management and traveler information systems on Ohio's interstates, freeways, expressways, and state highways in each of the Stateís major metropolitan areas including Akron/Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton/Springfield, and Toledo. TMC operators can control cameras and post traveler information messages to Ohio DOTís DMS, HAR, and to the OHGO website. TMC operators can also act as liaisons between the Safety Patrol Vehicles and various other public agencies that respond to the scenes of vehicle incidents. For redundancy, it is able to remotely operate district traffic management centers. It also communicates with RWIS Roadside Equipment throughout the state.
ODOT Storage FacilitiesDepots and Garages where materials are stored for ODOT.
ODOT Traffic SignalsSignal controllers operated and maintained by ODOT.
ODOT Truck Parking Information SystemRepresents a truck parking information system to be implemented on I-75 and I-70 across the state.
ODOT Workzone Safety DevicesSafety devices deployed in work zone.
ODPS Crash SystemOhio Crash Data File traffic crash data.
Ohio State Highway PatrolDispatch center for Ohio's state law enforcement agency.
Ohio State Highway Patrol PostsLocal dispatch centers for Ohio State Highway Patrol Vehicles. One dispatch center per county.
Ohio State Highway Patrol VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicles.
Ohio Statewide Fusion Center - EOCEmergency operations center for the State of Ohio.
OKI Transportation Planning DatabaseDatabase containing regional traffic, transit and accident report data. Note that INRIX and HERE data is available to MPO through ODOT and KYTC.
Other City and County Traffic Control CentersRepresents other municipal or county centers that control and operate ITS field equipment, including traffic signals, CCTV cameras and dynamic message signs.
Other ODOT Traffic Operations CenterThis element represents the traffic operations functions of an Ohio DOT District and is used to identify the interface from one district's TOC to another's.
Other Public Safety VehiclesRepresents the public safety vehicles and their ITS equipment (e.g., mobile data terminals) not specifically called out in the architecture.
Private Ambulance Provider DispatchPrivate ambulance dispatch systems that operate throughout the region.
Private Ambulance Provider VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in the private vehicles owned and operated by private ambulance providers.
Private Fleet and Freight OperatorsRepresents the private commercial fleet management operations and dispatch systems in the Region.
Private Tow/Wrecker VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals, in tow or wrecker vehicles.
Private Tow/Wreckers DispatchDispatch function for privately owned tow or wrecker service. Based on a rotation list. Note that Ohio DOT operates a statewide Towing & Recovery Incentive Payment program to incentivize heavy tow companies to clear travel lanes after heavy vehicle incidents.
Private Traveler Information SystemsRepresents the private traveler information providers serving the region. This element could, in the future, provide support to the National Traveler Information 511 number since it collects information from a broad array of operating centers. Could also include a website.
Private VehiclesVehicles owned by travelers.
Rail OperatorsThe dispatch centers for major railroads in the OKI region
Rail Wayside EquipmentThe rail operated equipment at highway rail intersections.
RAMP Transit VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in the Regional Area Mobility Program (RAMP) transit vehicles. RAMP is a service for disabled citizens and the DayTripper program for seniors over age 60.
Regional 911 Call CentersRepresents the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) for the municipality and/or county. These PSAPs are centers where emergency calls are received and entered into a system database. The center then routes the information to the appropriate public safety agency for dispatch or response. The center is sometimes also the dispatch center.
Regional AirportsRegional airports that are owned and operated by the local municipalities or counties where they reside.
Regional Medical CentersMedical centers (e.g. hospitals and trauma centers) throughout the region.
Regional Operations CenterHouses warning room, CBRNE, 911 Call Center (for the City of Cincinnati only), EMA, HAZMAT, Crime Stoppers, "Fishbowl", Light Duty Police, Message Mapping Center, and various other emergency management agencies. It is the dispatch for City of Cincinnati Police and Fire Department and also the emergency operations center (EOC) for the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Regional Public Safety Dispatch CentersThe dispatch center for the appropriate public safety departments and vehicles.
Regional Smart CardRegional electronic payment card.
Riverfront Terminals and Operations CentersRepresents the private riverfront management operations and dispatch systems in the Region.
School BusesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in school buses operated by regional school districts.
School District DispatchDispatching systems for school districts buses.
SORTA ACCESS VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in the paratransit service vehicles operated by SORTA.
SORTA Data WarehouseFuture transit archive database.
SORTA Fixed Route VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in the SORTA fixed-route transit buses. Note that SORTAís goal is to procure enough automated passenger counters (APCs) to cover the entire fleet which will allow them to monitor 100% of the trips that go out on runs each day. The data will be used to determine which routes are meeting board approved standards and which ones do not. As of the beginning of 2016, only 60 buses are equipped with APCs.
SORTA Rail VehiclesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in the light rail transit vehicles.
SORTA Regional Transit HubsTraveler information at kiosks at transit stops and intermodal centers; have multimodal information recommendations; traveler information of a more general nature. In the future, may allow transit fare payment using cash and debit/credit cards.
SORTA Riverfront Transit Operations CenterDispatch and operations center for the light rail system.
SORTA Transit Dispatch CenterResponsible for dispatching METRO buses. Integrated database, which is used for dispatching, scheduling and traveler information systems.
SORTA Traveler Information SystemWeb site to provide traveler information relating to transit operations.
SOSINK Communications NetworkRepresents the emergency communications network between the Emergency Management Directors in the TRI-EMAD region (Southwest Ohio - Southeast Indiana - Northern Kentucky). The region consists includes the city of Cincinnati and the counties of Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Clinton, Brown and Adams in Ohio; Boone, Kenton and Campbell in Kentucky and Dearborn in Indiana.
TANK Data ArchiveFuture transit archive database for TANK.
TANK Regional Transit HubsTraveler information at kiosks at transit stops and intermodal centers; have multimodal information recommendations; traveler information of a more general nature. In the future, may allow transit fare payment using cash and debit/credit cards.
TANK Transit BusesRepresents the ITS equipment, such as mobile data terminals and AVL equipment, in the fixed route transit vehicles running on the Northern Kentucky Transit System.
TANK Transit System DispatchDispatch center to the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky Transit's (TANK) public transit vehicles.
TANK Traveler Information SystemWeb site to provide traveler information relating to transit operations.
The Banks Intermodal CenterFuture site where passengers will be able to travel by both bus and light rail systems
Traveler Information DevicePersonal devices used by the traveling public. Includes PCs, pagers, etc.
TV and Radio StationsLocal TV, radio, and newspapers.
University of Cincinnati PoliceDispatch center for the University of Cincinnati Police.