Stakeholders

The Regional ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.

StakeholderDescription
BCRTAThe Butler County Regional Transportation Authority (BCRTA) is the primary provider of public transportation of Butler County, Ohio. Provides fixed route, demand–responsive and paratransit services.
Boone CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Boone County.
Butler CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Butler County.
Campbell CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Campbell County.
Cincinnati PoliceLaw enforcement provider for the City of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati StreetcarThe Cincinnati Bell Connector (streetcar), operated by the City of Cincinnati, is an electric mode of transportation operating in its first phase on a 3.6–mile loop connecting key communities in Cincinnati's urban core.
Cities and CountiesRepresents the various government departments and agencies of municipalities and counties other than those specifically called out in the architecture.
City and County Law Enforcement AgenciesRepresents county and city level law enforcement agencies within the region.
City and County Public Works DepartmentsRepresents county and city level public works departments, including engineering/road/traffic departments, within the region.
City of CincinnatiRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Cincinnati.
Clermont Transportation ConnectionClermont Transportation Connection (CTC) is the primary provider of public transportation of Clermont County, Ohio. Provides demand–responsive and paratransit services.
CVGOperates the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Dearborn CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Dearborn County.
DriveOhioDriveOhio is Ohio's center for smart mobility. Ohio is home to dozens of public and private entities all involved in the design, development, testing, use and regulation of autonomous and connected technologies. DriveOhio brings all of these organizations together under one umbrella, serving as the hub for all things autonomous and connected in Ohio. Supported by the Ohio Department of Transportation, DriveOhio also works to ensure Ohio's regulatory environment and public policies are conducive to the development of the infrastructure and technologies needed for smart mobility.
Financial InstitutionsFinancial and banking institutions that play a role in the transfer of funds for fare collection as well as for other fee based transportation services.
General PublicRepresents the collection of all end–users of the transportation system within the OKI region.
Hamilton CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Hamilton County.
Indiana Department of RevenueThe state government entity responsible for state tax matters, including collecting state taxes, administering state tax laws, and creating tax policy.
Indiana Division of Emergency Response and RecoveryA division of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Division of Emergency Response and Recovery is the central point of coordination within the state for response and recovery to disasters.
Indiana DOTIndiana Department of Transportation. Agency responsible for planning, building, maintaining, and operating the transportation system for the State of Indiana.
Indiana State PoliceThe Department of Indiana State Police is the law enforcement agency for the State of Indiana. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing both state and federal regulations (FMCSR's) on all commercial motor vehicles, conducting safety inspections, compliance reviews to ensure compliance with equipment and hours–of–service regulations, and tasked with enforcing Indiana's size and weight laws and ensure that commercial carriers are properly registered and paying their fair share of fuel tax dollars.
Kenton CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Kenton County.
Kentucky Emergency ManagementA division of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs, Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) is the central point of coordination within the state for response and recovery to disasters.
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety CabinetState agency responsible for the safety and security of the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky Public Service CommissionKentucky Public Service Commission (KPSC) regulates providers of all kinds of utility services. The KPSC and the Kentucky State Police work to ensure that commercial vehicles are traveling safely throughout Kentucky.
Kentucky State PoliceThe Department of Kentucky State Police is the law enforcement agency for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Their responsibilities include promoting a safe driving environment through education and safety awareness while enforcing State and Federal laws and regulations, placing special emphasis on commercial vehicles.
Kentucky Transportation CabinetKentucky's Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is responsible for maintaining and improving the transportation infrastructure of the Commonwealth including its roadways, airports, and public transportation systems.
KYTC/INDOT/ODOTJoint ownership of Data Distribution System that collects, processes, and distributes ITS data, connecting data producers with data consumers and facilitating data exchange.
Local MediaRepresents all local media outlets, including TV, radio, and all other media outlets that provide information to the general public on the transportation system.
Local Transit OperatorsRepresents local transit agencies that operate in the region that are not specifically called out by the architecture.
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Includes the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
ODOTOhio Department of Transportation. Responsible for the transportation system within the State of Ohio, including the highways, railways, transit, aviation and port facilities.
ODOT/KYTCJoint owners and operators of the metro area ITS equipment and traffic information center.
Ohio Department of Public SafetyState agency responsible for the safety and security of the state of Ohio.
Ohio Emergency Management AgencyA division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the state for response and recovery to disasters. May activate the Ohio Emergency Operations Center to better coordinate the state's response.
Ohio State Highway PatrolA division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, The Ohio State Highway Patrol is responsible for protecting life and property, promoting traffic safety and providing professional public safety services for the State of Ohio. This includes statewide traffic services to keep our roadways safe; statewide emergency response services and support services to the public and the criminal justice community.
Ohio State UniversityRepresents the various departments of the Ohio State University. Departments represented include the Department of Public Safety, the Transportation and Parking Services Department, and the Engineering Department. The Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement, security services, emergency management planning and other public safety services designed to enhance a safe and secure environment on campus. Transportation & Parking Services provides services and support to help create and maintain a safe and orderly campus environment for pedestrians and vehicle operators while also providing a broad range of parking and transportation services. Transportation & Parking consists of many different services designed to address the needs of the University community. These include Campus Area Bus Service; Charter Bus services; construction coordination as it relates to impacts to streets and parking areas; Handivan paratransit services; Vehicle rental services for departmental business; motorist assistance for campus customers; parking enforcement and traffic support; parking and vehicle maintenance services; special events management; traffic signal coordination and repair. The Engineering Department provides transportation research utilizing data from the Columbus Traffic Management Center (TMC).
OKIThe Ohio–Kentucky–Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of the region.
Other Cities and CountiesRepresents the various government departments and agencies of municipalities and counties other than those specifically called out in the architecture.
Other Public Safety ProvidersRepresents other public safety providers in the region not specifically called out in the architecture. This may include private ambulances, volunteer fire departments or campus police.
Parking Management Agencies/Companies 
Private Agencies 
Private CompaniesRepresents private companies that provide various transportation information and services to the transportation agencies and the general public traveling along roadways. Including towing and recovery service providers throughout the state.
Private Fleet and Freight OperatorsPrivate owners of commercial vehicles that carry goods throughout the region.
Private Map Data ProvidersPrivate companies that provide map databases and other related information used to support ITS services. Can include third–party providers or internal organizations that produce map data for agency use.
Private Rail OperationsCompanies that operate freight rail within the OKI Region.
Private Riverfront Terminal OperatorsRepresents private operators involved with cargo shipping commerce, and other members of the maritime business community. Maritime freight and cargo represents a large percentage of commercial vehicles on the regional surface roadways.
Private Tow Wreckers and Cleanup Service ProvidersRepresents private towing companies operating in the region.
Private Traveler Information ProvidersLocal, regional and national information service providers that provide travel information to the traveling public (both subscription service and general broadcast information). Includes internet sites, service bureaus, etc.
Private Weather Service ProvidersPrivate companies that provide weather information tailored for transportation purposes.
Public AgenciesThis stakeholder group represents state, regional, county and city public agencies.
Public Agencies (Individual States) 
Public Agencies (Multi–State Coalition) 
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) regulates providers of all kinds of utility services, including rail and trucking companies. The PUCO and the Ohio State Highway Patrol work to ensure that commercial vehicles are traveling safely throughout Ohio. PUCO inspectors regularly conduct roadside safety inspections on CMVs and follow a thorough process to make sure both the driver and vehicle are compliant with state and federal regulations.
Regional Airport AuthoritiesRepresents other regional airport facilities and operators in the region not specifically called out in the architecture.
Regional Hospital OrganizationsRepresents hospitals and trauma centers in the region.
Research InstitutesRepresents research institutes or research centers that perform transportation–related research.
School DistrictsRegional school districts. Operates or contracts school buses in the region, which can also be used for evacuation purposes during emergencies.
Smart911 GroupEach stakeholder offers the Smart911 service to its residents.
SORTAThe Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) operates Metro fixed–route bus service and Access paratransit service for people whose disabilities prevent them from riding Metro buses in the Greater Cincinnati area.
SORTA\TANK\BCRTAJoint operator and owner of a regional smart card for electronic payment.
TANKThe Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) provides transit services to Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati. Transit services includes fixed–route bus service, express bus service to downtown Cincinnati, and park and ride locations. In addition, TANK operates the Regional Area Mobility Program (RAMP), a service for disabled citizens and the DayTripper program for seniors over age 60.
The Public 
Transit AgenciesThis stakeholder group represents public transportation providers through the state of Ohio, including transit operators at regional, county and city levels as well as for universities and colleges.
TravelersTraveling public accessing various modes of transportation, including surface street, air, rail/transit, and non–motorized.
TRI–EMADThe Tri–State Emergency Management Directors Group. Consists of the EMA Directors of the twelve counties in the Tri–State region (Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky).
TV and Radio StationsTelevision, Radio, and Print Media. Includes TV network affiliates
University of CincinnatiThe University of Cincinnati is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region.
US Coast GuardPatrols the rivers in the region. Responsibilities include providing homeland security, law enforcement, search and rescue, marine environmental pollution response, and the maintenance of river, intracoastal and offshore aids to navigation (ATON).
Warren CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Warren County.