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 statewide 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 partnered with the Federal Highway Administration 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 hoped to increase effective management of highway incidents by enhancing public and responder safety, reducing congestion, and energy usage.