PS10-Wide-Area Alert




This service package uses ITS driver and traveler information systems to alert the public in emergency situations such as child abductions, severe weather events, civil emergencies, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property. The alert includes information and instructions for transportation system operators and the traveling public, improving public safety and enlisting the public's help in some scenarios. The ITS technologies will supplement and support other emergency and homeland security alert systems such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS). When an emergency situation is reported and verified and the terms and conditions for system activation are satisfied, a designated agency broadcasts emergency information to traffic agencies, transit agencies, information service providers, toll operators, and others that operate ITS systems. The ITS systems, in turn, provide the alert information to transportation system operators and the traveling public using ITS technologies such as dynamic message signs, highway advisory radios, in–vehicle displays, transit displays, 511 traveler information systems, and traveler information websites.


PS10-Wide-Area Alert

Includes Elements

Cuyahoga County EOC
CECOMS – Emergency Communications
GCRTA Communications Center
Private Traveler Information Systems
City of Cleveland Police, Fire, and EMS Dispatch
City of Cleveland Operation Snowbird EOC
City of Cleveland Signal Control System
County Municipal Community Notification System
Ohio DOT 511 Telephone Information Service
Municipal Public Safety Dispatch
Municipal Signal Control Systems
Municipal Field Equipment
Hopkins International Airport and Burke Lakefront Airport
Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts
Ohio Turnpike Central Dispatch
Geauga County Transit Operations
Laketran Operations Center
LCT Bus Operations Center
County EOCs
Ohio DOT OHGO Traveler Information System
County Public Safety Dispatch
USCG District HQ Bridge Office
Ohio Turnpike Roadside ITS Equipment
Medina County Transit Operations Center
City of Cleveland DMS
Emergency Alert System
Ohio State Highway Patrol State Communications Center
City of Cleveland EOC