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WSDOT Radio Crews installing equipment on 190-foot tall radio tower
WSDOT radio crews installing dishes and antennas on the 190-foot tall radio tower at Sumas Mountain in Whatcom County. See more photos...
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Communications & Wireless Technology office provides  communications system planning, analysis and design. It also provides site, project and asset management.

What does the ITS Communications office do?

  • Provides engineering services (Path and Interference analysis) for wireless applications
  • System design and documentation
  • State Interpretability Executive Committee (SIEC) point of contact for wireless applications and license activity
  • Design last mile connectivity to ITS devices
  • Project management of the wireless activity
  • Coordinate regional radio staff
  • Inventory ITS device connectivity

ITS Communications & Wireless Technology office provides:

  • Two-Way Radio Systems Designs(Both Conventional and trunked systems)
  • Two-way Radio System Operations and Management
  • Infrastructure Design & Upgrades
    • Communications Towers
    • Communications Shelters
    • Emergency Power Systems
  • Microwave systems design and microwave transport system analysis
  • Microwave carrier systems operations and management
  • Vertical real estate (Technical due diligence reporting, site audits and asset records management)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tower compliance and registration
  • Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) studies and site safety plans
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Communications equipment and operations planning
  • Feasibility studies and needs analysis
  • Site acquisition, asset audits, drawings and records development
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum management and assignment
  • RF Interference analysis
  • Systems implementation & management oversight
  • Proposal/bidding process
    • Specification development
    • Bid/Proposal technical evaluation
    • Technical assistance during contract negotiations
    • Project management
    • Communications site management
    • Total system oversight (Integration, installation, implementation)
    • Final test and acceptance monitoring