The Oregon Energy Plan identified Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as a strategy to reduce energy consumption in the transportation sector. The Oregon Transportation Research Education Consortium defined and supported ITS strategies for implementation in Oregon.
This project incubated a state-wide collaboration of response personnel to establish a Traffic Incident Management Implementation Committee, tasked with implementing a nationally-developed traffic incident response training program. The Implementation Committee will partner with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop a statewide implementation plan, identify and educate trainers,and establish a system for responder training. The training focused on cutting-edge safety techniques in a cross-jurisdictional environment.
This effort hope to increase effective management of highway incidents by enhancing public and responder safety, reducing congestion, and energy usage.