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ODOT Mission

ODOT Mission

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ODOT Mission

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  1. ODOT Mission “ Provide an efficient, safe transportation system that enhances Oregon’s economic competitiveness and livability”

  2. Oregon Department of TransportationTransportation Operations CentersProgramFormed 1996

  3. Dispatch Services Provided • Dispatch Services • Incident Response Programs • ODOT Highway Maintenance and Construction Crews • Provide communications link to and from units working in all types of work environments • Notify Crews and Management about incidents impacting State Highways • Communications link between other Agencies • Oregon State Police / Media • Public Utility Companies • Municipal and CountyEmergency Services • Fire Departments • Law Enforcement • Public Works Departments • Oregon Emergency Response System

  4. Traffic Accidents Highway Obstructions Disabled Motorists Abandoned Vehicles Haz-Mat Spills Sign Problems Traffic Signal Problems Downed Trees Sunken Grades Mud and Rock Slides Pot Holes Road Kill Animals Debris From vehicles Problems at Rest Areas Incidents Impacting State Highways

  5. Incident Management Respond to transportation emergencies Response Planning Alternate Routing Training Specialized Equipment

  6. Incident Response Program • Incident Scene Management and planning • Tag and Tow Program • Tag Abandoned Vehicles • Tow Hazardous Vehicles • Assist Disabled Vehicles • Hazardous Material Response • Traffic Control • Motor Vehicle Accidents • Highway Obstructions • Miscellaneous Lane Blockages • Detours/ alternate routes • Assist. With Reconstruction Investigation

  7. Role includes Traffic control and ICS 1 Responder Safety! 2 Public safety 3 Traffic Operations and motorist info. 4 Clearance and Cleanup 5 Damage assessment and repair ODOT Roles and Responsibilities at incident scenes

  8. Statistics • The cost of delays is estimated at over 16 billion dollars nationwide. • Closures lead to poor public image, road rage/aggressive driving, secondary accidents, loss of local commerce. • 20 percent of all freeway accidents are caused by previous accidents. • 4 percent of Interstate fatals “Hit a vehicle on the shoulder”

  9. Incident Impact Statistics • A one lane closure reduces capacity by greater than 50% on a freeway. • 4 minutes of congestion results from every minute of blockage at incidents. • Cost for each hour of delay on I-5 can exceed $250,000 per hour to local commerce.

  10. State Road & Weather Reporting System • H.T.C.R.S.(Highway Travel Condition Reporting System) • Adverse Road Conditions • Adverse Weather Conditions • Construction Project Information • Highway Closures • Motor Vehicle Accidents

  11. HTCRSHighway Travel Conditions Reporting SystemWhat Our folks See

  12. WWW.TRIPCHECK.COM

  13. Tsunami Earthquake Floods Land slides Bridge and Tunnels Vehicle Accidents HazMat Incidents Ships and Whales Civil incidents Other events Alternate Routing

  14. Alternate Route Planning • Requires input of all stakeholders • Must be safe • Provide options for vehicles that can’t use the alternate • Must be well marked • May require interagency agreements/improvements. • Quick and easy to implement • Communicate clearly there use and any restrictions • May have negative impact to local infrastructure and community