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Deschutes County Intelligent Transportation System Plan  -  2019 Update

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The Deschutes County ITS Plan was collectively developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Bend, the City of Redmond, Deschutes County, the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO), Deschutes County 9-1-1 and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The outcome of this plan is a 20-year deployment plan of ITS projects, which includes advanced technologies and management techniques, aimed to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system. This effort is consistent with plans put together in other regions statewide to ensure that ITS strategies used are integrated and complementary. 

Smart Cities Workshop Materials December 2019

Agenda & Key Strategies

Presentation - Status of ITS Plan and City of Bend Smart Cities Strategy

Presentation -  Smart Cities and Smart Mobility Overview

What is ITS?

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) involve the application of advanced technologies and management techniques to relieve congestion, enhance safety, provide services to travelers, and assist transportation system operators in implementing suitable traffic management strategies. 

 ITS focuses on increasing the efficiency of existing transportation infrastructure, which enhances the overall system performance and reduces the need to add capacity (e.g., travel lanes). Efficiency is achieved by providing services and information to travelers so they can make better travel decisions and to transportation system operators so they can better manage the system. 

Fact Sheet on ITS Systems

What are the Benefits of ITS?

ITS applications offer a significant opportunity to improve the safety and efficiency of the surface transportation system in Deschutes County. These applications help improve transportation system operations by performing a function more quickly or by providing a service that was not previously available. ITS helps improve the mobility of people and goods on the existing roadway infrastructure and also offers the potential for substantial savings on future construction, particularly on highways. Often the importance of investing in operations is overlooked, but is necessary to ensure that the traveling public makes safe and efficient use of existing roadways.


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Other related documents 

ITS Documents and Plans

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