PS10-Wide-Area Alert

Status: Existing


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

City of Akron Combined Communications Center
City of Cuyahoga Falls Regional Communication Center
South Summit Dispatch Center
City of Kent Public Safety Dispatch
City of Stow Communications Center
ODOT District 4 DMS
ODOT OHGO Traveler Information System
OSHP District 10
OSHP Districts 3 and 4 Posts
OTIC Central Dispatch
OTIC Website
Other Municipalities Public Safety Dispatch
Other Municipalities DMS
Portage County EMA App
Portage County Emergency Alert and Notification System
Portage County Emergency Operations Center
Portage County 911 Dispatch Center
Summit County EMA App
Summit County Emergency Operations Center
Summit County Reverse Alert Emergency Notification System
Summit County Sheriff Dispatch
METRO RTA Fixed–Route Dispatch
METRO RTA Paratransit Dispatch
PARTA Fixed–Route Dispatch
PARTA Website
PARTA Paratransit Dispatch
Personal Information Device
Summit County Engineer Website
Portage County Website