The SKATS Regional Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Architecture Plan was collectively developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Salem, the City of Keizer, Marion County, Polk County, the Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG), the Willamette Valley Communication Center (WVCC) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The outcome 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 and to improve the driving experience for travelers in the Salem-Keizer Metropolitan Area. This effort is consistent with plans put together in other regions statewide to ensure that ITS strategies used are integrated and complementary.
The SKATS Regional ITS Architecture Plan was completed in 2005.
The project list was updated in 2015, 2017, and 2021 as part of the preparation for updating the SKATS Metropolitan Transportation Plan (previously the Regional Transportation Systems Plan). Projects from the list were included in the MTP (RTSP) financially constrained project list as appropriate.
Future work will revise the ITS Architecture to reflect work FHWA and ODOT have done in preparing for connected and autonomous vehicles, and to ensure that SAMTD projects are consistent with the regional architecture.