PS10-Wide-Area Alert




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 web sites.

Includes Elements

FHATA Automated Dispatch/AVL
Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility
Manhattan Street Division Office
Manhattan Portable Changeable Message Signs
Junction City Public Works Department
Junction City Engineering Department
Riley County 911 Center
KDOT Dynamic Message Signs
KHP Communications Center
KHP Troop C
Junction City Police / 911 Center
Fort Riley Police Department
Fort Riley Fire Department
Fort Riley Emergency Management
KDOT District 1 Office
KDOT District 2 Office
Riley County Emergency Operations Center
Riley County Public Works
Geary County Public Works
Geary County Rural Fire Department
Geary County Emergency Operations Center
Personal Computing Devices
Kansas State Emergency Operations Center
Pottawatomie County Sheriff Office / 911 Center
Kansas Homeland Security
K–State Police Department
Pottawatomie County Emergency Operations Center
Pottawatomie County Public Works
Manhattan Fire Department
Riley County Fire Department
KDOT Statewide TOC
Neighboring 911 Centers
Neighboring County Emergency Operations Centers
Manhattan Dynamic Message Signs
Blue Township Fire Department
Junction City Fire Department
Fort Riley Emergency Services
Geary County Sheriff Department
Junction City Dynamic Message Signs