Faced with aging infrastructure and limited funding, public agencies throughout the state of Oregon collaborated to develop a plan to improve their statewide radio network.
The Oregon State Radio Project rebuilt the existing Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon State Police (OSP) systems to create an integrated statewide network in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Corrections and with nearly 40 local public safety agencies. The network allows for integration between state and local systems as envisioned in the original Statewide Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC) plan.
The project achieved the following objectives:
- Modernized aging microwave radio system
- Replace ODOT and OSP two-way conventional radios to meet the FCC mandates
- Provide modern, two-way trunked radio system
ODOT partnered with Black & Veatch to re-engineer a previous project plan to assign a new schedule, budget and staffing requirements to better fit Oregon’s fiscal and public safety emergency services needs and requirements.