Franklin County COMBAT System




The system called COMBAT, which stands for Central Ohio Management-Based Applied Technology, tracks weather and operational data in real-time to help maintenance fleets run more efficiently and environmentally sound. Currently, both Columbus and Franklin County share the system which tracks things like the air and road temperatures, vehicle speeds, fuel and salt dispense, and maintains the rate of ice-melting brine application. COMBAT uses radio frequencies to stay in contact all the time. The system reduces environmental impact by reducing vehicle idling and by allowing closer control of ice-melting material application rates. 
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission helped secure $4.1 million from the Federal Highway Administration to help fund the project. The city will spend an additional $522,000 and $237,000 will come from the county. Other agencies are currently showing interest in adding their fleets to the system.


Franklin County


Information Service Provider
Maintenance and Construction Management

Interfaces To

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Central Ohio Multi-Modal Traveler Information System
COTA Fixed-Route Transit Management System
Franklin County RWIS Sensors
Local 911 Call Centers
Local Maintenance and Construction Management
Local Maintenance and Construction Vehicles
Local Storage Facilities
Local Traffic Management Centers
National Weather Service
ODOT Maintenance and Construction Vehicles