Projects

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.

ProjectStatusTimeframeDescription
S–01: Ohio DOT Freeway Management System ExpansionPlannedShort TermThe FMS Expansion project's objective is to extend ODOT FMS field devices and communications on the freeway system, including expansion of: the TMC, DMS, CCTV, flow detection, freeway service patrols, hybrid communications systems, HAR, ramp metering, web–based services, and inter–agency communications networks.
S–02: Ohio DOT Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)PlannedShort TermODOT is seeking a commercial off–the–shelve Advanced Traffic Management System software package to replace and expand the current in–house system. The new system shall consolidate resources (including Playbook), enhance capabilities, capture and archive roadway, traffic, speed, and weather data, provide functionality for forthcoming emerging technologies.
S–03: Ohio DOT Traffic Monitoring Management System EnhancementsPlannedShort TermThe objective of this project is to enhance/expand a Statewide Traffic Monitoring Management System created by ODOT.
S–10: Ohio DOT Expand Traveler Information Delivery MethodsPlannedShort TermEnhancing traveler information dissemination methods may include enhancing OHGO, information provided through cable TV stations, and new connections to private sector dissemination methods.
S–11: Ohio DOT Maintenance Vehicle UpgradePlannedShort TermMaintenance vehicle upgrades pertaining to ITS include the purchasing of new instrumented multi–subsystem data collection vehicles and associated software and maintenance.
S–12: Ohio DOT Expand Road Weather Information System (RWIS)PlannedShort TermRWIS expansion efforts may include installing additional RWIS stations at strategic locations. The project also considers testing mobile RWIS.
S–20: Ohio Turnpike ACV TestingPlannedShort TermThe 241–mile Ohio Turnpike is DriveOhio's site for testing ACVs. The turnpike is outfitted end to end with fiber–optic cable, and it already has been a testing site for self–driving trucks. Roadside units were installed in a 60–mile stretch of the turnpike and onboard units were installed and operational in fleet vehicles during the first quarter of 2018, giving the Ohio Turnpike Commission the ability to produce traffic and weather alerts for digitally connected vehicles and to use vehicle and road condition data to make better decisions about treating roads and managing incidents.
S–21: DriveOhio City Use CasesPlannedShort TermODOT is collaborating with Athens, Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Dublin, and Toledo for additional DriveOhio projects. Use cases that highlight each city's unique attributes are under development, ranging from workforce mobility, healthcare and education access, and mobility access for underserved, elderly and disabled populations.
S–22: I–90 Lake Effect CorridorPlannedShort TermODOT is equipping 60 miles of I–90 with short–range digital communication units. It will also test wireless technologies designed to send and receive data from those units as well as units on public service vehicles. The data, combined with new variable speed limit signs, will help local officials and law enforcement better manage the roadway to reduce crashes and fatalities. The project considers an expansion to other corridors in the near future.
S–24: Ohio DOT Traffic Monitoring Permanent Count ProgramPlannedShort TermThe effort advances the ODOT Traffic Monitoring Permanent Count Program, specifically by providing funding for items such as: supplies, utilities, software, counter maintenance, and an upgrade to the existing non–intrusive sensors and accessories.
S–25: Creation of a GIS Data Centralization CenterPlannedShort TermThe GIS Centralization Project will focus on an enterprise wide approach to managing geospatial resources providing for the development and integration of spatial data and GIS technology throughout ODOT.
S–28: Regional Alternate Routes PlanningPlannedShort TermDevelop a plan and operational strategy for alternate routes for traffic diversion due to major incidents with a focus on coordination between ODOT–operated freeways and locally–operated arterials. Plans would identify thresholds for when a specific segment of the roadway is considered affected, which alternate route(s) to implement; which agencies should be involved, how they communicate, and their roles and responsibilities in traffic control, timing adjustments, traveler information; and what ITS assets (CCTV, DMS, etc.) should be utilized to monitor the situation and provide en–route traveler information.
S–29: GCRTA Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)PlannedShort TermThe goal of this effort is to implement Computer Aided Dispatch using Automatic Vehicle Location technology for GCRTA, including: Automatic Passenger Counters, Closed Caption Television (CCTV) surveillance systems, automated stop announcements, and an enhanced Radio Communication system.
S–30: Laketran CAD/AVLPlannedShort TermThe goal of this effort is to implement Computer Aided Dispatch using Automatic Vehicle Location technology for Laketran, including: Automatic Passenger Counters, Closed Caption Television (CCTV) surveillance systems, automated stop announcements, and an enhanced Radio Communication system.
S–31: County Transit Agency ITS UpdatesPlannedShort TermThe objective of this effort is to update county transit vehicle ITS, including AVL systems for vehicles for Lorain and Medina counties as well as upgraded vehicle radios for Medina County. Medina County is also looking to install Mobile Data Terminals to communicate, track, and record vehicle and operational data.
S–32: GCRTA / Laketran Transit Vehicle UpdatesPlannedShort TermThis effort will install wireless internet (Wi–Fi) on GCRTA/Laketran buses.
S–33: Enhance and expand GCRTA and Laketran Paratransit servicesPlannedShort TermThis effort will implement an advanced para–transit scheduling and dispatch system at Laketran, coordinated with GCRTA.
S–37: NOACA Signal Timing Optimization Program (STOP)PlannedShort TermThis effort will re–time traffic signals on arterial roadways of regional significance. NOACA will lead the effort to update signal operations across key corridors in the region, and across jurisdictional boundaries, seeking to minimize stops and delays, reduce fuel consumption and air pollution, maximize traffic flow along arterial roadways, and improve safety by reducing rear end crashes.
S–38: Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs)PlannedShort TermThis project will collect data at signalized intersections and develop performance measures using ATSPMS technologies to proactively manage signals in the region.
S–39: Municipal Signal PreemptionPlannedShort TermThis effort will explore traffic signal preemption for emergency vehicles, which makes use of connected vehicle technology to preempt traffic signals so that emergency vehicle may safely and efficiently move through intersections.
S–40: Upgrade Traffic Signals in East ClevelandPlannedShort TermThis project will upgrade traffic signals and signal systems along Euclid Avenue, Superior Avenue, Terrace Road, Noble Road, and Hayden Drive in East Cleveland.
S–41: Upgrade traffic signals along US–20 and US–322PlannedShort TermThis project will upgrade traffic signals along US–20 (Center Ridge Road), from west of Stoney Ridge Road to Lear Nagle Road, in North Ridgeville as well as traffic signal improvements along US–322 (Mayfield Road), from Kenilworth Road to Warrensville Center Road, in Cleveland Heights
S–42: Rocky River SignalsPlannedShort TermThis project will upgrade traffic and pedestrian signals at 6 intersections along Center Ridge Road (US–20) from Pease Drive to Northview Road / Linden Road in the City of Rocky River.
S–43: Strongsville SignalsPlannedShort TermThis city–wide signal upgrade project will upgrade signals along SR–82 and US–42 in the City of Strongsville.
S–44: Lorain Traffic SignalsPlannedShort TermThis Lorain County project will replace nine signals throughout project limits as well as upgrade ADA ramps.
S–45: Mayfield Heights SignalsPlannedShort TermThis Cuyahoga County project will upgrade signals along the Mayfield Road corridor, from Iroquois Avenue to Gates Mills Towers Drive. It will replace four signals, partially upgrade 13 traffic signals, and install an advanced central control system.
S–46: Beachwood SignalsPlannedShort TermThis project will upgrade signals primarily along SR175 and Cedar Road in the City of Beachwood, north of the Chagrin Boulevard corridor.
S–47: Cleveland Heights SignalsPlannedShort TermThis project will reconstruct 12 signals in northern Cleveland Heights along Monticello Boulevard, Taylor Road, and Noble Road, as well as remove four unwarranted signals.
S–48: Painesville SignalsPlannedShort TermThis Lorain County project will replace signal controllers and vehicle detection at 14 intersections along the two corridors, Richmond Street (SR 283) and Mentor Avenue (US 20), and remove three unwarranted traffic signals.
S–49: University Heights SignalsPlannedShort TermThis project will upgrade twenty–one traffic signals within University Heights along Cedar Road, Warrensville–Center Road, Washington Boulevard, and S. Green Road, including complete reconstruction at four intersections.
S–50: City of Cleveland Special Event Traffic PlanningPlannedShort TermDevelopment of plans, procedures and systems to improve traffic conditions associated with special events such as concerts, sporting events, or festivals.
S–53: Cuyahoga County Evacuation Plan UpdatesPlannedShort TermStudy and development of plan to evacuate Cuyahoga County in case of an emergency affecting mass area.