The Regional ITS Architecture provides a starting point for project definition. It provides an overall framework that shows how anticipated projects will integrate with each other and with existing systems. This page lists all the ITS projects that have been mapped to the regional ITS architecture.

2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 1 (Smart Lanes)Planned2027Create a 6 mile corridor on US–50 from SR–350 to I–275 with added wireless interconnect, and 6 –20 suburban, adaptive, transit signal preemption.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 10 (Smart Lanes)Planned2027Install/improve fiber, DMS, minor shoulder pavement, cameras, poles, power along 11 mile corridor on I–71 from I–275 to SR–48.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 11 (Smart Lanes – PID 94256)Planned2027Implement smart lane westbound I–275 from Loveland–Madeira to Reed Hartman Highway.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 3 (Enhanced Bus Transit Corridor)Planned2026 – 2032Create a 9.5 mile high–frequency, enhanced bus transit corridor on US–25 (Dixie Hwy) from Pike St. to Ewing Blvd., with improved bus stop/station design and amenities. Add wireless interconnect, 6 –20 signals suburban, adaptive, transit signal preemption, plus adaptive signals.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 4 (Smart Corridor)Planned2035Create 3–mile corridor on KY–18 from I–75 to KY–237 with added wireless interconnect and 6 –20 suburban, adaptive, transit signal preemption.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 5 (Smart Lanes)Planned2027Install/improve fiber, DMS, minor shoulder pavement, cameras, poles, ramp metering, hard shoulder running (HSR), power along 7 mile corridor on I–71/75 from Ohio River to I–275.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 6 (Smart Lanes)Planned2035Install/improve fiber, DMS, minor shoulder pavement, cameras, poles, ramp metering, hard shoulder running (HSR), power along 10–mile corridor on I–275 from I–71/75 to Combs–Hehl Bridge.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 7 (Smart Lanes)Planned2035Install/improve fiber, DMS, minor shoulder pavement, cameras, poles, ramp metering, hard shoulder running (HSR), power along 5.6 mile corridor on I–471 from I–275 to Ohio River.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 8 (Smart Corridor)Planned2027Interconnected and adaptive signal upgrade on US–27 (Colerain Ave.) from Struble Rd. to Blue Rock Rd.
2050 OKI MTP TSMO Corridor 9 (Smart Lanes)Planned2027Install hard shoulder running (HSR) smart lane with fiber, DMS, cameras, poles, and power on I–71 from McMillan Ave. to I–275.
BCRTA APC SystemPlanned2022 – 2025Project would include a transition to new ITS solution GVM Syncromatics to provide APCs for the entire fleet.
BCRTA BGO AppExisting Implemented the BGO app (Econlane add–on integrated mobile ride–hailing). Customers are able to schedule, track and pay with credit card. Customers can also reserve a trip through the call center where trips are entered into Ecolane.
BCRTA CAD/AVL UpgradeExisting and Planned2022 – 2025Replacement and expansion of fixed route Computer–Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD / AVL) to improve real–time location data.
BCRTA Connected Autonomous TechnologyPlanned2026 – 2032Equip bus fleet with autonomous technology or driver–assisted safety technology.
BCRTA Fixed Route Scheduling Software UpgradePlanned2022 – 2025Fixed Route Scheduling Software (Optibus) Upgrade to provide digital run–cutting.
BCRTA Onboard Ticketing ValidatorsExisting Installation of onboard ticketing validators on fixed–route buses.
BCRTA Oxford multimodal transit facilityPlannedFY 2024Install real–time transit prediction signs at the Oxford multimodal transit facility.
BCRTA Passenger Information SystemsExisting and Planned2022 – 2025Project would implement digital signage program and installation of TVs on board buses to relay transit information, upgrade audio stop announcements and onboard visual announcements, and install free public WiFi fleetwide.
BCRTA Traffic Signal PriorityExisting and Planned2026 – 2032Implemented bus traffic signal priority along High Street to improve transit travel time.

Expand bus traffic signal priority along other key transit corridors to improve transit travel time.
BCRTA Transit Fleet Diagnostics SystemPlanned2026 – 2032Implementation of real–time vehicle diagnostics and data communication for analytics and predictive maintenance.
BCRTA Wireless NetworkExisting Installation of onboard wireless networks for in–house data needs and requirements, IoT.
Boone County Traffic Control Center and Corridor Project Tier 1Planned2022 – 2025In coordination with the City of Florence (KY), develop a Traffic Control Center (TCC) that will support activities relating to timing and maintenance activities of signals and signal systems in Boone County. Initial and future corridors will be identified to be operated and maintained by the TCC. Adaptive traffic signal technologies and vehicles to infrastructure communication along corridors will be implemented.
Boone County Traffic Control Center and Corridor Project Tier 2Planned2026 – 2032The TCC would expand to include future corridors throughout the three northern Kentucky Counties (Boone, Kenton and Campbell). Additional corridor locations will be identified for installation and upgrade of advanced signal technologies such as adaptive signal and vehicles to infrastructure communication.
Butler County Flashing Yellow Arrow Project (PID 110214)ExistingFY 2020Flashing yellow arrow signals and equipment were installed on the SR–747 corridor from Devitt to Tylersville.
Cincinnati Street Car Signal PriorityPlanned2022 – 2025Implement bus traffic signal priority along key transit corridors to improve transit travel time.
City of Blue Ash Digital Message SignsPlanned2026 – 2032Install digital message signs along major traffic corridors and linked to Central System.
City of Blue Ash Traffic Control System Phase 1ExistingFY 2021Installed centrally–controlled traffic signal system with fiber optics, including PTZ cameras and updated traffic signals, along Reed Hartman Hwy from I–275 to Glendale–Milford Rd. System was also tied into the City server network at the Summit Park facility.
City of Blue Ash Traffic Control System Phase 2aPlanned2022Install centrally–controlled traffic signal system with fiber optics, PTZ cameras and updated traffic signals along Reed Hartman Hwy from the southern Corp. boundary to Cooper Rd. This will also include upgrading signals at the on and off ramps at Cross County Hwy, Plainfield Rd and Hunt Rd.
City of Blue Ash Traffic Control System Phase 2bPlanned2026 – 2032Install centrally–controlled traffic signal system with fiber optics, PTZ cameras and updated traffic signals along remaining system including: Reed Hartman Hwy from Glendale–Milford Rd to Cooper Rd, along Glendale–Milford/Pfeiffer Rd from Reed Hartman Hwy to Storybook Lane, along Kenwood Rd from Cross County Hwy to Cornell Rd, and on Cornell Rd from Reed Hartman Hwy to LoBelle Ave.
City of Cincinnati Adaptive Signals Project OTR–West End (PID 115277)PlannedFY 2024Establish a fiber optic communications platform to interconnect traffic signals in the West End, Queensgate, Pendleton and OTR neighborhoods. Includes underground duct bank, fiber cable, network communications, traffic signal controllers for adaptive system.
City of Cincinnati DOTE CAGIS UpdateExisting Updated the Cincinnati Area Geographic Informations System (CAGIS) layers that serve as DOTE asset databases
City of Cincinnati Traffic Signal Project – Zone 9 (PID 101886)ExistingFY 2018Project in Bond Hill, Carthage, Hartwell, Pleasant Ridge and Roselawn provides signal interconnect via fiber optic cable. Another project in the downtown grid provides signal interconnect via fiber optic cable. These projects created reliable communication to the central traffic management system and facilitated corridor progression and reduced congestion.
City of Cincinnati Traffic Signals Zone 1 (PID 94484)ExistingFY 2018Underground duct bank with fiber optic interconnect cable was installed along with signal upgrades to LED technology at 130 signalized intersections in CBD bounded by Mehring Way, Central Pkwy, Central Ave, Eggleston Ave.
City of Cincinnati Transportation Safety Action PlanPlannedCY 2023Applying for an Action Plan Grant through the Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program to develop a transportation safety action plan. The action plan will focus implementing transportation safety projects that will reduce transportation–related accidents and deaths. The plan will be consistent with USDOT program guidelines. The second phase of project would be to apply for Implementation Grants to implement safety projects.
City of Fairfield ITS Phase 2 (PID 98771)ExistingFY 2018Project includes upgrading the City of Fairfield's central system with advanced technology, which will include the following: video detection, dilemma zone detection, backup power, pedestrian countdown signals, preemption, school flashers connected to network, and traffic adaptive operation.
City of Florence (KY) Signal Upgrade (PID 6–466)PlannedFY 2021 – 2022Upgrade signals to central based system, upgraded controllers at 24 intersections, adaptive signal control, emergency vehicle preemption, CCTV cameras and fiber optic network on US–42, Mall Rd and Ewing Blvd.
City of Hamilton ITS / Traffic Signal Upgrade (PID 113302)PlannedFY 2022Installation of a central based signal system, including Centracs priority preemption for the City of Hamilton's 94 traffic signals, upgraded controllers and detection and improved communication between traffic signals using fiber optic cable, and transit priority preemption. Approximately $5.2M.

Part of this project will include dynamic message signs (DMS) on High Street near the Spooky Nook Sports Complex.
City of Loveland Emergency Vehicle PreemptionExisting2019 – 2020Updated traffic signals with vehicle preemption capabilities to improve emergency response times have been installed at West Loveland Avenue and Karl Brown Way; West Loveland Avenue and Loveland Madeira Road; West Loveland Avenue and Second Street; Second Street at Five Points; and Ohio 48 and Loveland Miamiville Road.
City of Montgomery Traffic Signal Project (PID 94300)ExistingFY 2016Installed centrally–controlled signal system with fiber optic interconnect cable from city building to signalized intersections along Montgomery Road, Main Street and Cooper Road within the city limits.
City of Trenton Traffic Signal UpgradeExisting Installed microcomputers at traffic signals to improve traffic flow.
Clermont County ITS Phase 3 (PID 104712)PlannedFY 2021Interconnect and upgrade of traffic signals in Clermont County including new controllers, LED signal and pedestrian heads, battery backup systems, video detection, emergency vehicle preemption, and installation of Flashing Beacons on intersection signs at 15 locations.
CTC CAD/AVL SystemPlanned2026–2032Installation of Computer–Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD / AVL) system on all Clermont Trasnportation Connection fleet vehicles.
CTC Electronic Fare Collection SystemPlanned2026 – 2032Installation of GFI electronic fare collection systems in all Clermont Trasnportation Connection revenue vehicles.
CVG Parking Guidance SystemPlanned2022 – 2025Install parking guidance systems in CVG parking garage.
Hamilton County Evacuation PlanExisting Hamilton County evacuation plan was developed to address emergencies affecting mass area.
INDOT DMS (DES 2002517)PlannedFY 2022Provide advance warnings and information to motorists along rural sections of WB I–74 (before SR–1) by installing dynamic message signs (DMS). The need for this project is to warn motorist of traffic conditions in advance of interchanges on rural sections of the interstate, alerting motorists to delays or other traffic conditions. By providing this information, motorists will have the opportunity to select a different route, improving the safety for both those working in and those traveling through the affected area.
KYTC Truck Parking Digital SignsPlanned2022 – 2025Project will implement truck parking information systems on interstates in Boone County.
Liberty Twp Signal Preemption UpgradeExisting Installed GPS Emergency Vehicle Preemption at various Liberty Twp intersections. (Liberty Twp Fire Dept.)
ODOT Advanced Technology Snow PlowsExisting Pilot project that assessed the use of road weather information systems integrated with advanced technology snow plows. These systems provide early warning of icing and snow, and meter the amount of chemical and/or sand applied based on surface conditions, including amount of chemical already applied. Savings in chemical and sand, and reduction of ice and snow–related incidents are anticipated.
ODOT AVL SystemExisting Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) / GPS devices installed in dump trucks.
ODOT District 8 Signal Timing Analysis (PID 102171)Existing Multi–jurisdictional signal coordination and timing project on IR 71, Fields Ertel, Union Cemetery and Mason–Montgomery Roads.
ODOT Interstate Wrong–Way Sensor–Activated SignageExisting2019Sensor–activated light–up signs were installed on I–71 ramps from Mason–Montgomery Rd. to the Lytle Tunnel to help prevent crashes caused by wrong–way drivers. Local police are alerted once a driver passes the sensors placed on the light–up signs. A second set of signs with sensors was also installed to alert ODOT's TMC to dispatch additional emergency response vehicles.
ODOT ITS Maintenance Project (PID 117645)PlannedFY 2023ITS maintenance on power services, fiber optics and other misc. related work.
ODOT Ramp MeteringExisting and Planned2026 – 2032Install ramp metering on interstate system within the City of Cincinnati, in accordance with ODOT and USDOT standards and policy (includes some paving for queue ramps).

Project includes existing ramp metering in West Chester at the I–75 exit at Union Centre Blvd on–ramps in conjunction with interchange modification to DDI and along I–74 within Ohio.
ODOT Truck Parking Digital SignsExisting and Planned2022 – 2025Project will expand truck parking information systems on I–75 and I–70 across the state.
ODOT TSMO (PID 112284) I–275 Fiber Optic Cable ProjectExistingFY 2022The installation of single mode fiber optic cable and eCCTV cameras at three locations along I–275 from I–74 to US–27, US–22 to SR–28, and SR–32 to US–52. The project is TSMO, Safety and ITS.
Ohio River Bridge Count System (ORBCS)ExistingFY 2019Radars installed on all bridges spanning the Ohio River to collect speed, volume and length data. Using modems, the radars communicate the collected data to the cloud, in real time, which is accessed by OKI and consultants.
Ohio Statewide CV/AV ArchitecturePlanned2020 – 2035The Ohio Statewide Connected / Automated Vehicle (CV/AV) Architecture is a roadmap for the deployment and integration of CV / AV / ITS technologies throughout the state of Ohio for the next 15 years. The geographic boundary of the Architecture covers the entire state of Ohio. The Ohio Statewide CV/AV Architecture provides a framework for institutional agreements and technical integration of CV/AV technology implementation projects in the state. It supports effective and efficient deployment of CV/AV projects that address the transportation problems and needs in the state.

The purpose of the Ohio Statewide CV/AV Architecture is to illustrate and document the integration of CV/AV technologies and ITS systems to allow planning and deployment to occur in an organized and coordinated process. The Architecture helps guide the planning, implementation, and integration of ITS and CV/AV technologies deployed and managed by multiple types of agencies that provide transportation services within the state.
Rail grade crossing warning device upgrades (PID 103423)Planned12/16/2021Modification of grade crossing warning devices at Norfolk Southern crossing DOT # 524882U to include traffic signal preemption. Modification of traffic signals at the intersection of E. Sharon Road and Canal Road for the purpose of adding railroad preemption. Installation will include any ancillary work to make warning devices function as designed, MUTCD compliant, and visible to roadway user.
Regional DOT ITS Communication Field DevicesPlanned2026 – 2032Extend ITS field devices in OKI region and communications on freeway system with ODOT/KYTC/INDOT Statewide Traffic Management Centers (TMC). Target the installation to meet needs. Full instrumentation may not be required.
Regional DOT Vehicle Safety Monitoring SystemPlanned2026 – 2032Project would implement a vehicle safety monitoring system to alert drivers of a construction zone, roadway hazard, or speed change. Lead Agencies – ODOT, INDOT, KYTC
River Road Highway–Rail Grade Crossings Safety UpgradesPlanned2022 – 2025Project includes replacement of existing grade crossing warning devices and associated traffic signals with railroad preemption at four locations along River Road, including the grade crossings at Barkley Street, Access Road, Anderson Ferry Road, and the driveway at 5300 River Road, with all new equipment that are up to current industry safety standards. Lead Agency City of Cincinnati.
SORTA ACCESS Vehicle Smart CardPlannedFY 2023To be implemented for ACCESS riders to purchase and pay for trips.
SORTA APC SystemExisting and Planned2021 – 2022Project would procure enough automated passenger counters (APCs) to cover the entire fleet. This will allow SORTA 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 CAD / AVL / MDT System UpgradePlanned2022Upgrade Computer–Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD / AVL) & Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) system on all SORTA fleet vehicles. Additional Functionalities include: MDT Log ON, Route Adherence, Transfer Connection Protection, Pre–Trip, Mileage Capturing, Detour Information, Destination Signs, Yard Management system.
SORTA Collision Avoidance SystemPlanned2022 – 2025Project would implement collision avoidance systems on entire SORTA fleet. The system would include:

Turn Alert: This system gives an audible and visual alert to pedestrians and cyclists at crosswalks when a bus is making a turn. The system also gives an audible voice alert to the bus operator to look both ways when making left or right–hand turns. The system includes flashing LED strobe lights that act as a visual warning to pedestrians and cyclists as the vehicle is turning.

Rear Impact Collision Warning System: This system uses a sensor to track the distance to the vehicle following the bus, and provides a visual signal to warn drivers following too closely of a potential collision.

Side Collision Warning System: This is also called Lane Change and Merge Collision Avoidance technology, which plays a dual role. First, it provides support for detecting and warning the transit operator of vehicles and objects in adjacent lanes (e.g. in blind spots).
SORTA Driver Monitoring SystemPlanned2022 – 2025Driver monitoring technology is intended to improve safety of drivers and passengers. The technology uses sensors that monitor how drivers apply the brakes and accelerator as well as their handling of the steering wheel. Using sophisticated algorithms, the system will flag any unsafe driving habits.
SORTA Electronic Farebox TechnologyExisting Implement smart phone technology on the existing bus fleet to allow for mobile payment identification. Implement electronic fareboxes. (under Phase 2)
SORTA Facility Surveillance SystemsPlanned2022 – 2025Install surveillance cameras at SORTA facilities to decrease safety risks in the outside areas.
SORTA Fleetwatch System UpgradeExisting and Planned2022 – 2025Fleetwatch is used by Maintenance to track mileage (miles run, idle time and fluid usage) through both J1939 as well as wirelessly connect with backend system at bus washer. However, the control panels at each island are 12 years old and need to be replaced since Fleetwatch cannot repair them anymore.
SORTA Mobility On–Demand Scheduling SoftwarePlanned2022 – 2025Scheduling and dispatching software for mobility on–demand (MOD) service accommodates advanced trip reservations, standing orders, and immediate requests that supports route deviation service and intermodal/interagency connections as well any type of MOD service. Mobility on–demand scheduling software, in conjunction with AVL/CAD, can be used to perform coordinated transportation allowing SORTA to move some riders more efficiently by transferring them between fixed route and MOD vehicles.
SORTA Passenger Information Systems UpgradeExisting and Planned2022 – 2025Represents wireless internet feed on buses, destination signs mounted on the front of buses, automated signs, and annunciators onboard SORTA buses. Includes real–time information screens at Northside and Government Square transit centers.
SORTA Traffic Signal PriorityPlanned2024 – 2025Implement bus traffic signal priority along key transit corridors (BRT routes) to improve transit travel time.
SORTA Uptown Smart Hub (PID 109079)PlannedFY 2025Multi–modal transportation facility with fixed route bus access, CAV shuttle services, and park and ride connections. Project will be located within an area bound by Reading Rd., Whittier Ave., I–71 and MLK Dr.
Sycamore Township Interconnect Phase 2 (PID 107715)ExistingFY 2019Fiber optic interconnect cable and PTZ cameras were installed at signalized intersections throughout Sycamore Township.
TANK APC SystemPlanned2026 – 2032Install automated passenger counter (APC) system on entire transit fleet.
TANK CAD/AVL System UpgradePlanned2022 – 2025Upgrade to Next Generation Computer–Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD / AVL) system on all TANK fleet vehicles.
TANK Fixed Route Scheduling Software UpgradeExisting Implemented new fixed route scheduling software including an ORBCAD upgrade, GIS tools and training, and user and administrator training on ORBCAD and ADEPT.
TANK IT Solutions Phase 2Planned2022 – 2025Implement a C37 web–based trip planning system, incident management system, complaint / comment system, and miscellaneous internal projects.
TANK Para–transit Software UpgradeExisting Implemented an advanced para–transit scheduling and dispatch system (ADEPT).
TANK Traffic Signal PriorityPlanned2026 – 2032Implement bus traffic signal priority along key transit corridors to improve transit travel time.
TANK WiFi TechnologyExistingFY 2022Project would implement free public WiFi fleetwide.
The Banks Variable Message Signs Phase 1 (PID 103358) and Phase 2 (PID104409)ExistingFY 2019 – 2020Phase 1: Installed cantilever style dynammic message signs at 4 interstate locations in the Banks area – coordinated with OHGO system. Phase 2: Installed Variable Message Signage Phase II (street grid signage & available parking count signage at garage/lot entrances) along US–50, Second and Third Streets.
The Banks Variable Message Signs Phase 3Planned2025Install parking guidance system at existing 4,500+ space, 2–level garage.
Transit Agency GTFS Real TimeExisting BCRTA, SORTA, TANK, and Cincinnati Street Car provide GTFS–RT data output capability for use by third party users.
Transit AppExisting SORTA, TANK, BCRTA coordinate mobile ticketing using Neoride (Transit App with Ezfare function) to pay for ride on any of the three agency buses.
US 42 Corridor (Boone County) Signal ProjectPlanned2021 – 2025US 42 Connection Traffic Signals Corridor. Currently in design phase (9/2021).
US–27 Corridor (KY) Phase 1Planned2021 – 2025Planning and construction of a smart corridor from 11th Street in Newport to the Southgate boundary. Project will include installation and upgrade of advanced signal technologies such as adaptive signals, fiber optics to link the traffic control system, and potentially install CCTV technology.
US–27 Corridor (KY) Phase 2Planned2026 – 2032Project would include the remaining portion of US–27 from 3rd Street to 11th Street in Newport and from Southgate boundary to NKU. Project would include installation and upgrade of advanced signal technologies such as adaptive signals, fiber optics to link the traffic control system, and potentially install CCTV technology. Project would include Newport, Southgate, Fort Thomas, Highland Heights, and NKU.
Vehicle Safety Monitoring SystemPlanned2026 – 2032Ability to alert drivers of a construction zone, roadway hazard, or speed change.
Village of Mariemont SRTS (PID 93533)ExistingFY 2016High–Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal on Plainville Road at crossing in front of a school entrance.
WCTS Trip Planning SystemsPlanned2026 – 2032Procure and implement scheduling software providing customers the option to schedule trips online as well as providing a service to update passengers via text messages.