A prototype CVO electronic screening and credentialing system deployed on two interstate corridors was projected to have a benefit-to-cost ratio of 3.6 over 20 years as a result of improved safety and productivity for agencies and commercial carriers.
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'Green Light' for Oregon

Summary Information

The 'Green Light' CVO project is to "jump start" Oregon's IVHS-CVO strategic plan. It will automate commercial vehicle operations (CVO) by automating the two interstate corridors, the primary system, and both the secondary and county systems. It will be the prototype model for the nation and tie into the Trailblazer initiative, HELP Inc. and Advantage I-75 projects.

Oregon's preclearance system weighs, classifies, identifies, verifies, and directs commercial vehicles at highway speeds. Within a quarter of a second, the vehicle is weighed, classified, checked for height, identified and the data sent to the supervisory system computer (SSC). The Integrated Tactical Enforcement Network (ITEN) is a collection of remote sensing devices to catch vehicles attempting to evade weigh stations and ports-of-entry. Safety enhancements include roadway warning signs (VMS), the Downhill Speed Information System (DSIS), and other road and weather information systems (RWIS). On-line real-time safety inspection databases will enable safety inspectors to identify suspended or revoked registrations. Electronic data interchange enables the automatic filing of taxes.

Benefits include: reductions in road damage, reduced tax administration costs, improvements in truck safety inspections, less tax evasion, improved size and weight enforcement, the efficiency of electronic tax returns, and improvements in productivity for commercial carriers. Estimated benefit/cost ratios over twenty years is 3.6 with an estimated internal rate of return of 40.5 percent.