EM06-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 publicís 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 web sites.

Includes Elements

TANK Transit System Dispatch
KYTC District 6 Traffic Operations Center
KYTC Public Information Office
ODOT District 8 Signal Operations
City of Cincinnati Field Equipment
City of Cincinnati Traffic Control Center
SORTA Transit Dispatch Center
ODOT Statewide TMC
Regional Operations Center
City of Cincinnati Public Information Office
KYTC District 6 Field Equipment
ODOT OHGO Traveler Information System
SORTA Riverfront Transit Operations Center
Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts
KSP Troop Post
City and County Field Equipment
Regional 911 Call Centers
City and County Traffic Control Center
City and County Public Information Systems
ODOT Dynamic Message Signs
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Emergency Alert System
Cincinnati Police Dispatch
CARS 511 System