Inventory

Each stakeholder agency, company, or group owns, operates, maintains or plans ITS systems in the region. The Regional ITS Architecture inventory is a list of "elements" that represent all existing and planned ITS systems in a region as well as non-ITS systems that provide information to or get information from the ITS systems.

ElementDescription
*999 Cellular Express LineA cellular incident reporting system provided by contract to ISTHA and IDOT which covers the City of Chicago and surrounding 8 counties.
AMTRAK RailLocal passenger train terminals that provide access to Amtrak service.
Automated Enforcement CamerasCameras used for red-light running and speeding enforcement program, also to develop roadway traffic counts.
Borman Traffic Management CenterThe Borman TMC will collect and distribute detector data, construction, maintenance and special event information, VMS status and messages, and CCTV feeds. It will also provide control and monitoring messages to the Indiana Gateway.
Chicago Airport Parking SystemsParking Management Systems at O'Hare and Midway Airports.
Chicago AirportsRepresents airports in the region, including O'Hare, Midway, Meigs Field, Gary and the planned South Suburban Airports. This element represents the air transportation information that is available from the various airports.
Chicago Bureau of Convention and Tourism DatabaseDatabase of planned events for Chicago and the Region.
Chicago Park District Parking Management SystemParking Management System for City of Chicago Parks.
Chicago Police Department Mobile Data TerminalsMobile computers allowing police to carry out various activities in the field, including mobile crash reporting.
Chicago Police Department VehiclesVehicles used by the Chicago Police Department and the on-board equipment, including location, communications, and data connections.
Chicago Transit Authority BusInfo SignsBusInfo signs at CTA bus stops. The signs are part of the regional RTA initiative for better traveler information. They are single or multiple carrier displays showing a countdown for the next vehicle of each route/direction serving that stop or station.
Chicago Transit Authority Active Transit Station SignsActive Transit Station Signs (ATSS) at CTA rail stations. The signs are part of the regional RTA initiative for better traveler information. They are single or multiple carrier displays showing a countdown for the next vehicle of each route/direction serving that stop or station.
Chicago Transit Authority ATSS SystemCenter system that provides the next train information used to drive the CTA Active Transit Station Signs
Chicago Transit Authority Audio Announcement EquipmentThis is the field equipment that distributes audio announcements to passengers on trains and at stations.
Chicago Transit Authority Automated Passenger Counting System (APC)All CTA buses are equipped with automatic boarding and alight counting systems. Series 5000 rail cars are also equipped. CTA may retrofit older rail cars with counting technology.
Chicago Transit Authority Automated Vehicle Monitoring System (Vehicle Maintenance)System which automatically tracks the maintenance needs of the bus fleet. Information is read electronically when buses enter garages.
Chicago Transit Authority Bus Tracker WebsiteWebsite which provides real-time bus location information and arrival time based on AVL data.
Chicago Transit Authority Bus VehiclesBus Transit vehicles are used to provide transit services on area roadways. They are instrumented to gather and generate fare, passenger loading, location and schedule adherence information, as well as provide passenger information via visual and audio displays. All buses are equipped to count boardings and alightings. Some buses are equipped with transit signal priority on-board equipment.
Chicago Transit Authority BusInfo SystemBus Information system that provides bus arrival information for CTA buses to BusInfo signs.
Chicago Transit Authority Cash Fare Collection EquipmentCash farebox equipment on buses and rail stations. The private partner owns, maintains, and operates the electronic fare collection equipment. The cash farebox is owned and operated by CTA.
Chicago Transit Authority Cash Revenue Collection CenterThis manages cash fare collection. The private partner manages electronic fare collections.
Chicago Transit Authority Communications HubsCommunications equipment deployed at rail stations and other locations that route communications to various nearby electronic equipment.
Chicago Transit Authority Communications InfrastructureSystemwide fiber and wireless communication infrastructure. CTA has fiber communications covering its entire rapid transit system as well as fiber connections to all maintenance facilities.
Chicago Transit Authority Control CenterThe CTA Control Center controls the movement of buses and rapid transit trains and provides power control for rapid transit operations. Both the BusWatch system and Rail Service Management System are resident at the Control Center, as are their dispatchers. This includes CTA Hub that will feed the Illinois Transit Hub.
Chicago Transit Authority Data ArchiveThis data archive collects and archives data that it receives from CTA Control center. This data is also used for performance monitoring.
Chicago Transit Authority GaragesMaintenance facilities for CTA transit vehicles
Chicago Transit Authority Parking Management Guidance SystemCTA Parking Management Guidance Systems are to be installed at selected rapid transit stops near major tollways, expressways, or strategic regional arterials. The will collect information on parking lot occupancy, and use it (along with transit and highway travel times) to populate DMS designed to give highway travelers the chance to divert to transit.
Chicago Transit Authority Rail Signaling EquipmentCTA elevated train signal equipment
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit VehiclesCTA operates these heavy rail rapid transit vehicles on dedicated subway, elevated and grade rights-of-way in the City of Chicago and in ring suburbs. All vehicles are AVL equipped.
Chicago Transit Authority Security EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure. All rail stations, CTA buses, and rail cars are equipped with cameras. Major rail switching junctions are also camera equipped.
Chicago Transit Authority StationsStations and platforms. Currently mainly rail stations exist, but some bus "stations" also exist, for example at Jefferson Park. BRT service may also include stations.
Chicago Transit Authority Ventra CardCTA's branded farecard for use on all CTA vehicles. With the new Ventra fare payment system, credit cards can also be used as farecards.
City of Chicago - Skyway Concession Company LLC Field EquipmentField equipment operating on the Skyway. Includes CCTV, detectors, and an RWIS.
City of Chicago - Skyway Concession Company LLC OperationsSCC toll bridge operation oversees the eight-mile long toll bridge connecting the Dan Ryan. The element manages traffic on the Skyway and does toll administration.
City of Chicago - Skyway Concession Company LLC TMCSkyway tollway traffic management center.
City of Chicago - Skyway Concession Company LLC Toll PlazaElectronic toll plaza operations for the Chicago Skyway.
City of Chicago 311 CenterCall center for non-emergency requests.
City of Chicago 911 CADThis is the 911 Center for the City of Chicago. It provides emergency dispatch services for the police and fire department in the city of Chicago.
City of Chicago Communication InfrastructureFiber and wireless communication network.
City of Chicago Department of Aviation Field EquipmentSecurity monitoring devices located along roadway infrastructure at Midway and O'Hare Airports.
City of Chicago DOT Arterial Performance Monitoring SystemA joint venture by ISTHA, RTA, IDOT, City of Chicago OEMC TMA for collecting the travel condition data on the arterial road network. This currently uses CTA buses as probes.
City of Chicago DOT Data HubData server to receive, process, store and transmit archived transportation data.
City of Chicago DOT Division of Electrical OperationsResponsible for signal maintenance and signal maintenance dispatch. Includes maintenance of lighting systems.
City of Chicago DOT Divvy Bicycle Docking StationsDocking stations where bicycles are stored. Customers pick them or deposit bicycles at docking stations. They are owned by the City of Chicago, but maintained by the private partner. Docking stations are all cell phone equipped and solar powered. They wirelessly collect GPS data from bicycles as well as station usage and transmit it to the Divvy Bicycle Management System.
City of Chicago DOT Divvy BicyclesBicycle vehicles equipped with GPS devices which can be rented from Divvy bicycle stations. They are owned by the City of Chicago, and maintained by the private partner.
City of Chicago DOT Divvy Fare Payment EquipmentFare collection devices associated with Divvy bikeshare docking stations. They are owned by the City of Chicago, but maintained by the private partner.
City of Chicago DOT Divvy Management SystemSystem which collects information about bicycle and parking supply at Divvy stations and advises staff about balancing supply. The system also transmits information about parking and bicycle availability to users.
City of Chicago DOT Divvy Payment Management SystemBackoffice operation which processes payments for Divvy bicycle rentals. This is owned and managed by the private partner.
City of Chicago DOT Roadway MaintenanceDepartment of Transportation, Division of Engineering, roadway maintenance dispatch. Does roadway maintenance such as resurfacing and pot hole repair.
City of Chicago DOT Transportation WebsiteWebsite with traffic and road maintenance information for the City of Chicago. Includes email subscription for alerts. www.traffictracker.com
City of Chicago DOT VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform roadway maintenance, such as resurfacing and pot hole repair. Vehicles are AVL equipped.
City of Chicago DSS Bureau of Street Operations DispatchDepartment of Streets and Sanitation, Bureau of Street Operations, dispatch for snowplows and garbage trucks
City of Chicago DSS Bureau of Traffic Services DispatchDepartment of Streets and Sanitation, Traffic Services, dispatch of city owned and private towing vehicles
City of Chicago DSS Field EquipmentThis element includes CCTV and RWIS stations (on 8 bridges).
City of Chicago DSS VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment, towing (through the OEMC), and roadway and signal maintenance.
City of Chicago Incident Center (CIC)Co-located at the TMC, the CIC operates traffic signals and DMS, snow command, maintenance dispatching, roadway debris removal, maintenance of traffic device placement, and the street permit system
City of Chicago Joint Operation Center (JOC)Co-located at the TMC, the JOC acts as incident command for special events and emergency management.
City of Chicago OEMC C-BoxesC-Boxes are wireless access points which will be installed throughout Chicago to support transportation and safety and security purposes.
City of Chicago OEMC Field EquipmentTraffic signals, traffic detectors, CCTV, VMS (portable and permanent) and highway advisory radio (HAR).
City of Chicago OEMC Maintenance VehiclesVehicles used to perform maintenance on OEMC field devices.
City of Chicago OEMC Notify Chicago WebsiteWebsite with traffic and emergency information for the City of Chicago. Also provides place to subscribe to emergency notification via telephone, text, or email. https://webapps.cityofchicago.org/NotifyChicago/
City of Chicago OEMC Security Monitoring EquipmentVirtual Shield equipment, mainly cameras.
City of Chicago OEMC Unified Command VehiclesA mobile base-of-operations for the City's Office of Emergency Management and Command (OEMC), if the OEMC headquarters is rendered inoperable
City of Chicago Operations Center (OC)Co-located at the TMC, the OC oversees emergency notification sirens, security monitoring, OVS, POD video, tow dispatch and TMA dispatch and monitoring
City of Chicago Oversize-Overweight PermittingProcess used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
City of Chicago TMCThe TMC will be the focal point to collect, transfer, process and disseminate real-time travel data, including information on: road closures, construction activities, travel restrictions, accidents and incidents, and weather-related conditions. Other TMC functions may include: integration with road weather systems on city bridges, snow/ice removal management, special event traffic management, assistance during emergency evacuations, and supporting CVO initiatives. Includes Bureau of Electricity Signal Operations and BOE Radio Main. This element includes the current traffic signal control systems operated by the City of Chicago.
CMAP Regional Parking Management SystemRepresents the aggregated parking management systems implemented by system operators regionwide to undertake parking management activities.
CMAP Regional Transportation Data ArchiveThe Regional Data Archive will collect and archive corridor-wide data that the Gateway Traveler Information System receives from the three state gateways and local agencies, as it becomes available. Collection of GTIS data is currently underway.
CMAP Regional VMT Monitoring EquipmentEquipment used to measure VMT use of individual vehicles and transmit information to department of revenue for applying VMT fees. CMAP is a placeholder element owner.
CN Real Time Crossing InformationWhen CN purchased the EJ&E Railroad, there was concern about increased rail freight impact on emergency response in Will County. The CN established a real time freight crossing status system, which provides crossing status to the Will County emergency responders. It is integrated into the Will 911 computer aided dispatch system.
Coast Guard DispatchOperations and Dispatch of Coast Guard assets in the region.
Commercial VehiclesThe commercial vehicles operating in the region that are dispatched and routed by private trucking companies. These include the capability to be tracked by satellite or to pass location information to their dispatch center.
Cook County Communication InfrastructureCommunications infrastructure used for many county functions.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Construction BureauOperations and dispatch for Cook County construction vehicles and equipment.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Field EquipmentTraffic signals (preemption/priority), traffic sensors, CCTV, and dynamic message signs owned and operated by Cook County Highway Department.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Maintenance BureauOperations and dispatch of Cook County maintenance vehicles and equipment.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Pavement Management SystemSystem which can collect pavement condition automatically and assist in managing maintenance needs. This is called Micro Paver. Data is collected on roadways every 3 years.
Cook County EOCCook County Emergency Operations Center
Cook County Oversize-Overweight PermittingCounty processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing. The department is currently investigating an electronic, web-based version which can serve multiple purposes and can communicate with other Department systems.
Cook County Sheriff Communications CenterDispatch of Cook County Sheriff Vehicles and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for unincorporated portions of Cook County.
Cook County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
Cook County TMCTraffic Management Center for Cook County operated roadways.
County Traffic Management Centers (other)Systems that collect roadway traffic information and manage the road system.
CVO Crash Reporting (MCSAP)Reporting of CVO related crashes through MCSAP (Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program).
CVO Inspection Reporting (ASPEN)ASPEN is a laptop-based system that allows safety inspectors to enter Inspection Reports at the roadside and forwards them to CVIEW. It allows them to retrieve Inspection Reports, Carrier Profiles, and snapshots to help in selecting vehicles for inspection.
CVO Pre-PassElectronic pre-screening system. All weigh stations on Illinois interstates are equipped with Prepass.
Dept of Driver ServicesThe Illinois Department of Driver Services (commonly known as the Department of Motor Vehicles) is a terminator in this architecture.
DuPage County Accident Reporting SystemHardware, software and communications needed for maintaining information about accidents. DuPage County initiated this system to bring traffic accident data from local municipalities, the DuPage Sheriff’s Office and the County Division of Transportation into one central traffic accident database
DuPage County Centralized Signal Management SystemHardware, software and communications infrastructure needed to centrally manage DuPage County signals. This will mirror what Aurora has already implemented. Current monitoring and management are assigned to a workstation in the DuPage County complex. In the future, this could be monitored and managed at the planned DuPage County TMC.
DuPage County Communications InfrastructureFiber and wireless communications infrastructure needed to support traffic management center and centralized signal control.
DuPage County Construction WebsiteWebsite providing information about current construction in DuPage County and also construction alerts. This project was deployed to collect roadway construction and maintenance information from municipal transportation agencies across DuPage County, integrate this information into a single data source, and disseminate this information back to partner agencies and to the public.
DuPage County EOCDuPage County Emergency Operations Center. This EOC is staffed 24/7. It has a larger role in the region than other county EOCs, acting as a regional EOC (actually for a larger 15 county area of the state). Also maintains countywide road closure information.
DuPage County EOC Field EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure, portable DMS & emergency communication devices for emergency management
DuPage County Field EquipmentTraffic signals (preemption/priority), traffic sensors, environmental sensors, CCTV, and dynamic message signs owned and operated by DuPage County Division of Transportation. Currently the Division has video image detection and traffic signal preemption for emergency vehicles. The remainder of the types of elements in the description are planned for the future.
DuPage County ITS HubCentral computer system to receive, disseminate and archive transportation information.
DuPage County Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of DuPage County maintenance vehicles and equipment.
DuPage County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
DuPage County Oversize-Overweight PermittingCounty processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
DuPage County Sheriff Communications CenterPublic Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) operated by DuPage County. 911 call taking and Public Safety Dispatch for unincorporated areas of the county and cell phone calls throughout the county.
DuPage County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
DuPage County TMCTraffic Management Center for DuPage County roadways. This may be combined with Aurora and/or Naperville. The TMC is a cooperative effort between a number of DuPage County system operators.
Gateway Traveler Information System GTISTraveler information collection and distribution hub for the Lake Michigan Interstate Gateway Alliance (LMIGA) and Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition (GLRTOC). It collects traveler and transportation related information: congestion, travel times, incidents, construction, camera images, DMS signs, and special events information for the LMIGA region. It provides links to transit schedule information and weather. Gateway Central also acts as a communication hub for information that is shared between agencies. It feeds data to the TravelMidwest.com website. Documents describing Gateway standards can be found on the Gateway public wiki. The first is the Gateway External Interface User Guide that explains the protocols and data formats for publishing and subscribing to the Gateway data feeds. The XML and Camera Image Download Manual wiki page and XML and Camera Image Download Manual pdf explain how to download Gateway XML data and camera images. Finally, the Gateway XML Upload Manual wiki page and Gateway XML Upload Manual pdf explain how to upload XML traffic information to the Gateway.
Gateway TravelMidwest WebsiteThe Gateway Website receives travel and transportation related information from the GTIS and distributes the information to the traveling public via the Internet. The physical location of the servers is at the Traffic Systems Center (TSC) and University of Illinois in Chicago. A mobile application is also available for download. www.travelmidwest.com
Great Lakes Training CenterThis major Navy training facility has a police department, and generates a lot of traffic when they have events. They also need to be coordinated with during any evacuation.
Grundy County 911 CenterPublic Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) operated by Grundy County, as well as police, fire, and EMS dispatch.
Grundy County EOCEmergency operations center for Grundy County.
Grundy County EOC Field EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure, portable DMS & emergency communication devices for emergency management
Grundy County Field EquipmentTraffic signals (preemption/priority), traffic sensors, CCTV, and dynamic message signs owned and operated by Grundy County Highway.
Grundy County Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment for Grundy County.
Grundy County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Grundy County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
Grundy County TMCTraffic Management Center for Grundy County operated roadways.
Hazmat Management and CleanupPrivate agencies that specialize in Hazmat cleanup.
IDOT Arterial Construction Closure Application WebsiteThe Illinois Department of Transportation ITS Program Office has added an online Lane Closure System available at www.idotlcs.com. Contractors register with the system and enter closure requests online. IDOT D1 staff then review the closure requests and approve or reject the closures. The system sends out email communications to contractors information them of their closure request status. Daily closure reports are also sent to the Gateway, other IDOT staff and interested third parties.
IDOT Automated License Plate / USDOT Number Reader (ALPR)The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in conjunction with the Illinois State Police implemented a pilot project to discover the viability of automated license plate and USDOT number reader technology as an enforcement and compliance tool and installed a fixed-site Automated License Plate Reader / Automated USDOT Reader (ALPR/AUR) system at the Maryville weigh station on Interstate 55 near East St. Louis and purchased a mobile system with similar characteristics installed in a van. The ALPR van is being used in conjunction with enforcement details in the Chicago region.
IDOT Bureau of Bridges and Structures Field EquipmentConsists of CCTV for surveillance of critical bridge and other infrastructures
IDOT Bureau of Bridges and Structures Remote Bridge Control System Command CenterCurrently controls six operable IDOT bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, IL. Each of the six bridges is subject to both automobile and pedestrian traffic, while the thoroughfare below is subject to varying levels of maritime traffic, both commercial and private. Each bridge is monitored at all times from its respective local bridge house by an IDOT operator, IDOT is seeking to implement an automation process to control all 6 bridges from one remote location (Bridge St. office). A command center houses the monitoring of all six bridges by three (3) operators at any given time with 3 operator stations, each with the ability to view and control any one of the six bridges and its associated cameras.
IDOT Bureau of Bridges and Structures Remote Bridge Control System Field EquipmentCCTV, communications, and other field equipment needed to monitor and control 6 bridges in the Joliet area.
IDOT Central Bureau of Operations Field EquipmentWeather sensors and traffic count equipment owned and operated by IDOT Central Operations.
IDOT Central Bureau of Operations Roadway and Weather Information SystemCentral Bureau of Operations system that distributes roadway and road weather information collected at field equipment
IDOT Commercial Vehicle Information Exchange Window (CVIEW)The (CVIEW) is an electronic data exchange system that provides carrier and vehicle safety and credential information to fixed and mobile roadside inspection stations, state agencies, state and local law enforcement, and other third party users. This information allows roadside inspectors (either manually or with the aid of an electronic screening system) to select vehicles for inspection based on summaries of prior inspections of the carrier for which the vehicle and driver is currently operating, as well as carrier, vehicle, and driver safety and credential historical information. The on-line system allows retrieval by enforcement personnel of Oversize – Overweight permits issued by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Uniform Carrier Registration system (“UCR”) registration receipts issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), International Registration Plan (“IRP”) carrier and vehicle registrations issued by the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) and International Fuel Tax Agreement System (“IFTA”) carrier tax filings received by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
IDOT CVO Mobile Inspection StationMobile CVO Inspection station located in the region
IDOT CVO Permitting - Oversize/Overweight (ITAP)The Illinois Transportation Automated Permits (ITAP) system is used to provide over-dimension and/or over-weight permits to applicants within the state of Illinois. Issued permit information is provided to the Illinois State Police and is available to local law enforcement agencies that have requested and have been issued an ITAP logon.
IDOT District 1 Bureau of Traffic - Arterial Operations Field EquipmentField equipment for IDOT District 1 Arterial Signal Systems. Includes traffic signals (including detection), EVP/priority, CCTV cameras, monitoring equipment and arterial DMS.
IDOT District 1 Bureau of Traffic - Arterial Signal OperationsIDOT District 1 Arterial Signal Systems. IDOT Traffic Signal Systems operates at over 4000 intersections, including many coordinated signal systems.
IDOT District 1 Bureau of Traffic - Expressway Operations UnitThis unit handles approval of lane closures and distributes information regarding closures on the expressway system. Provides info to the Gateway Traveler Information System and approves reversible lanes schedules.
IDOT District 1 ComCenterThe Communications Center acts as the 24-hour incident management and operations center for IDOT District 1 and has control over the HAR system and the Kennedy Expressway reversible lane control (RevLac) system and operates DMS. Provides information to the Gateway Traveler Information system and hosts GTIS staff 24/7/365 collocation. ComCenter also dispatches all maintenance and ETP vehicles.
IDOT District 1 ComCenter Field EquipmentRefers to the RevLac system on the Kennedy Expressway, the expressway CCTV camera system, HAR, advance signing, and ramp gates.
IDOT District 1 Communications BackboneCommunications backbone on IDOT system that supports system surveillance and management, integration of centers, and high speed communications that local agencies may use to manage their systems. Much of the system is existing, but expansion and gap filling is also needed.
IDOT District 1 Maintenance ManagementRepresents Duty Engineer and Operations Area Engineer.
IDOT District 1 Maintenance YardsThis element represents the IDOT District 1 maintenance yards that provide materials storage and equipment repair.
IDOT District 1 Traffic Systems Center (TSC)The TSC is responsible for managing congestion on IDOT's District 1 expressway system. The TSC is also responsible for distributing congestion information to the public and to independent service providers and to the Illinois Gateway. The TSC also hosts server equipment for the relocated Gateway Traveler Information System. There are 10 servers at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and 10 at the TSC.
IDOT District 1 Traffic Systems Center Field EquipmentEquipment includes vehicle detectors, ramp metering, CCTV, DMS, arterial DMS, portable DMS, RWIS and wet pavement sensors.
IDOT District TMCs (other)Systems that collect roadway system performance information and manage operations.
IDOT Email Notification System (ENS)Email notification system available at www.ILtrafficalert.com that provides traveler information on traveler selected routes for traveler selected times on 70+ expressway routes.
IDOT Emergency Traffic Patrol (ETP)Emergency traffic patrol for interstates. The core Cook County/IDOT expressway system is covered 24/7/365. Over 115,000 assists are provided annually and it is full service with in-house provided patrols, tow trucks, heavy wreckers, etc. This service has also gained new importance for keeping the I-55 bus on shoulders lane clear for transit service.
IDOT Emergency Traffic Patrol VehiclesEmergency Traffic Patrol Vehicles (Minutemen) that provide motorist assistance on the expressways. This fleet includes the range of vehicles that may be needed for assisting travelers including commercial vehicles. IDOT District 1 has about 4 heavy wreckers, 40 medium duty "stinger" tow trucks for quick clearance and 12 4x4 SUV supervisor trucks.
IDOT Expressway Lane Construction Closure Application WebsiteThis website receives contractor requests for expressway lane closures, provides the request information to the appropriate staff, and automatically forwards lane closure information to real-time traffic information providers. This only covers District 1 but could be expanded to cover other areas in the state.
IDOT Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
IDOT Toll Business CenterCongestion pricing IDOT facilities will require a toll management and processing center. This may be in-house or contracted out, to be determined in further studies.
IDOT Toll Plazas / GantriesLocations, structures and equipment along IDOT roadways to support potential electronic tolling.
IDOT Transportation Information Websitesmultiple websites www.iltraffic.com to subscribe to personalized traffic reports www.gettingaroundillinois.com mapping system with individual maps for winter road conditions, truck permit routes, road weather information, travel information, bicycle routes, construction locations, traffic volumes, truck routes, functional class
IDOT TravelMidwestStats.comwww.TravelMidwestStats.com system and website provides statistical travel time information on all the travel time routes available from the Gateway Traveler Information System.
IDOT Weigh StationsIDOT fixed site weigh scales. Pre-Pass Systems being installed at all interstate weigh stations. The weigh stations are physically maintained by IDOT, but are staffed by the Illinois State Police. This includes equipment such as high-speed weigh in motion equipment and pre-clearance / truck credentialing equipment.
Illinois Commerce Commission Illinois Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)The Illinois Unified Carrier Registration System is the State's implementation of a nationwide system for registration of commercial motor carriers and provides a common registration point and database for vehicles operating in the 38 participating states. Carriers based in a non-participating state can register with any participating state for travel within those states.
Illinois Department of Revenue International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) On-Line filingThe Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Revenue participated in the implementation of an on-line International Fuel Tax Agreement ("IFTA") electronic credentialing system to allow motor carriers to apply for a new IFTA license and make payments on-line, allow motor carriers to submit IFTA license renewal transactions and associated payments on-line, allow motor carriers to submit IFTA quarterly tax filings and associated payments on-line, and allow cross-verification of other credentials prior to issuing IFTA licenses and renewals. This was jointly developed by IDOR and IDOT.
Illinois DOT Telephone InfoExisting phone system for providing traveler information. For pre-recorded Road Condition information, 1-800-452-IDOT (4368)
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency monitors air quality through the Division of Air Pollution Control. The Agency monitors vehicle emissions through the Division of Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance.
Illinois GIS Transportation CoalitionA GIS group focused on Transportation. The Illinois GIS Transportation Coalition will be a focal point for all GIS users as well as other GIS Data Providers. IDOT envisions the Illinois GIS Transportation Coalition as being a place to share information between all levels of government
Illinois Mobile Capture and Reporting System (MCR)The Mobile Capture & Reporting System is a free computer system developed by IDOT in conjunction with the Illinois State Police for law enforcement agencies. The first phase provides for electronically capturing and submitting crash report data. The division of Traffic Safety currently receives approximately 500,000 to 600,000 paper crash reports per year fro processing. IDOT has many internal uses for crash data and provides crash data and statistics to numerous outside entities. MCR has been designed to facilitate future plans to include the automation of citations, overweight, and warning tickets. The system can be used from mobile devices and from office locations. http://www.dot.state.il.us/mcr/mcr.html
Illinois Secretary of State International Registration Plan (IRP)Electronic collection and distribution of commercial vehicle registration fees based on percent of travel taking place on Illinois roadways. IRP members collect and distribute all commercial vehicle registration fees for and to each other.
Illinois State Police Dispatch (Districts 2, 5 and Chicago)Operations and dispatch for the State Police Districts covering the region. District 2 covers DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties. District 5 covers Will County and Chicago District covers Cook County.
Illinois State Police District 15 Operations DeskOperations and Dispatch for State Police District 15, which covers the Tollways.
Illinois State Police VehiclesPolice Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch as well as information from the Single State Registration System
Illinois Tollway Communications InfrastructureFiber and wireless communications infrastructure needed to support Illinois Tollway ITS activities. This includes participation in the Illinois Department of Central Management Services’ (CMS) Bureau of Communication and Computer Services (BCCS) STARCOM21 system. This system makes two-way radio communication services available via the STARCOM21 master contract. STARCOM21 is a groundbreaking public/private partnership with Motorola Solutions envisioned and commissioned by the State to enable seamless, inter operable communications among State, local and federal government users.
Illinois Tollway Computer Aided Dispatch CenterThe CAD Center dispatches all vehicles, including public safety, Highway Emergency Lane Patrol (HELP), and maintenance vehicles.
Illinois Tollway Highway Emergency Lane Patrol VehiclesHighway Emergency Lane Patrol (HELP) Vehicles to provide service patrol on Thruways.
Illinois Tollway IPASS Business CenterMultiple administrative centers that manage the I-Pass electronic toll system. Some locations, such as at the oases, have functions limited to customer service and customer account support.
Illinois Tollway I-Pass Toll PlazasToll Plazas providing electronic Toll Collection using the I-Pass system.
Illinois Tollway Maintenance and ConstructionOperations of maintenance vehicles and equipment for the Tollway.
Illinois Tollway Maintenance VehicleMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Illinois Tollway Oversize-Overweight PermittingProcess used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing. A web-based application interface is in beta testing and should go live in summer 2014.
Illinois Tollway Real Time Performance SystemServers, software, data and communication to assist Tollway operations staff in understanding highway performance in real time and responding in real time. This system will also be used for performance reporting purposes.
Illinois Tollway TIMS KiosksKiosks owned and operated by ISTHA and located at Tollway rest stops.
Illinois Tollway TMC (TIMS)Tollway Traffic Incident and Management System (TIMS) to provide control and monitoring of roadway devices such as dynamic message signs and CCTV. Reports travel times, incidents, and construction and maintenance information to the Illinois Gateway and to media. TIMS also operates the smart work zones
Illinois Tollway TMC Field EquipmentRoadway devices such as traffic sensors, ramp queue detectors, weigh-in-motion sensors, dynamic message signs, portable dynamic message signs, RWIS and CCTV used to monitor the roadway for traffic flow and incidents and to provide information to Tollway drivers.
Illinois Tollway Weigh in MotionISTHA fixed site weigh scales.
Independent School District DispatchRepresents the dispatch function of each of the many independent school districts within the region.
Indiana Condition Acquisition and Reporting System (CARS)System that collects traffic condition information on Indiana roadways and transmits it to the Gateway Traveler Information System.
Indiana County/ Municipal Public Safety DispatchPublic Safety dispatch (including 911, police, fire, and EMS) for the counties and municipalities that border Illinois.
Indiana DOT Arterial TMCTraffic Management Center to monitor and control INDOT arterials in NW Indiana.
Indiana State Police DispatchDispatch of Indiana State Police District 11 and 13.
Indiana Toll Road Operations CenterCenter to operate and control detectors, dynamic message signs, CCTV on the Indiana Toll Road.
Indiana TrafficWiseThis is a system that collects traffic information within Indiana and forwards this information to the Gateway Traveler Information System.
Intermodal FacilitiesIntermodal facilities that provide transfer of freight between rail, river, and commercial vehicle.
Kane County 911 Center - KaneCommPublic Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) operated by Kane County, as well as police, fire, and EMS dispatch for all unincorporated areas of Kane County.
Kane County Communications InfrastructureFiber and wireless communications needed to support Kane County ITS infrastructure.
Kane County Construction OperationsThis element administers construction operations for work zones and provides workzone information to other elements. It also has DMS control, puts cameras on work sites.
Kane County EOCEmergency operations center for Kane County.
Kane County EOC Field EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure, portable DMS (shared with Kane County DOT) & emergency communication devices for emergency management
Kane County Field EquipmentTraffic signals (preemption/priority), traffic sensors, CCTV, portable dynamic message signs, speed monitoring trailers, and environmental sensors owned and operated by Kane County Transportation.
Kane County Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment for Kane County.
Kane County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Kane County Oversize-Overweight PermittingCounty processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
Kane County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
Kane County TMCTraffic Management Center for Kane County operated roadways. This includes incident management, supported by PSAP integration with KaneComm and other municipal emergency dispatch services.
Kendall County 911 CenterPublic Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) operated by Kendall County, as well as police, fire, and EMS dispatch.
Kendall County EOCEmergency operations center for Kendall County.
Kendall County EOC Field EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure, portable DMS & emergency communication devices for emergency management
Kendall County Field EquipmentTraffic signals (preemption/priority), traffic sensors, CCTV, and dynamic message signs owned and operated by Kendall County Highway.
Kendall County Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment for Kendall County.
Kendall County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Kendall County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
Kendall County TMCTraffic Management Center for Kendall County operated roadways.
Kenosha County Highway Maintenance OperationsDispatch of Kenosha County maintenance vehicles and equipment.
Kenosha County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Kenosha County Public Safety DispatchRepresents Public Safety functions (Sheriff, Fire, EMS, 911) at the county level in Kenosha County. Also represents the Kenosha County EOC.
Kenosha Transit DispatchKenosha Wisconsin transit dispatch
Lake County Communication InfrastructureFiber and wireless communication infrastructure.
Lake County Emergency Communications Center 911Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) operated by Lake County
Lake County EOCLake County Emergency Operations Center
Lake County EOC Field EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure, portable DMS & emergency communication devices for emergency management
Lake County Field EquipmentTraffic signals, preemption/priorty equipment, traffic sensors, CCTV, portable dynamic message signs (DMS) , blue-tooth traffic sensors, highway advisory radio (HAR), and environmental sensors (RWIS) owned and operated by Lake County Division of Transportation.
Lake County Highway Construction OperationsThis element manages work zone operations and provides workzone information to other elements. It also has DMS control, and includes cameras placement requirements on work site contracts.
Lake County Highway Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment for Lake County. This element has general maintenance dispatch and sign shop dispatch. This element monitors 4 Road Weather Information System stations at the four corners of the county.
Lake County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance. All snow removal vehicles are AVL equipped.
Lake County Oversize-Overweight PermittingCounty processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
Lake County PASSAGE TMCLake County PASSAGE Traffic Management Center (TMC) operates the County roadways. PASSAGE is an Intelligent Transportation System designed to provide motorists real time traffic congestion information due to crashes and construction events. These events are communicated by police department's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems, sent directly to the Transportation Management Center (TMC), and then communicated back to highway users via www.lakecountypassage.com, PASSAGE Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1620 AM, variable message signs, smartphone applications, and a variety of social media outlets. PASSAGE is currently connected to 470 traffic signals, 300 PTZ traffic monitoring cameras, and nearly 480 video detection cameras. The data from this equipment is brought back to the TMC on over 200 miles of Fiber and various wireless data links.
Lake County PASSAGE WebsiteTraveler information website administered by the Lake County PASSAGE Program. The website provides incident information and live travel conditions. It also provides a portal to subscriptions for email and text message notifications, provides information to the regional Gateway Traveler Information System, and provides the opportunity to download a Lake County Passage smart phone application.
Lake County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
Mayors Office of Special EventsWeb site with listing of events in Chicago.
McHenry County EOCEmergency Operations Center for McHenry County
McHenry County EOC Field EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure, portable DMS & emergency communication devices for emergency management
McHenry County Field EquipmentTraffic signals, preemption/priority equipment, traffic sensors, CCTV, and dynamic message signs owned and operated by McHenry County Highway.
McHenry County Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment for McHenry County.
McHenry County Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
McHenry County Oversize-Overweight PermittingCounty processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
McHenry County Sheriff DispatchPublic Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) operated by McHenry County
McHenry County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
McHenry County TMCTraffic Management Center for McHenry County operated roadways.
MediaTelevision, radio, and print media that uses traffic information and images to present current transportation conditions to the public.
Metra Anemometers Information SystemAnemometers to measure wind speed for the Union Pacific Railroad. Eight are installed along the three UP lines to monitor local wind conditions and reduce long delays. UP rules govern the movement of passenger trains during windy conditions. Metra purchased the equipment and the UP will install them. UP service is run under a purchase of service agreement with Metra.
Metra Automated Passenger Counting SystemVehicle or station based passenger counting equipment.
Metra Consolidated Control FacilityThe Consolidated Control Facility, located in Chicago at 15th and Canal, is the focal point for management of Metra operated trains. It includes the computer aided dispatch system for train operations on the Metra system (including the Metra Contract Carrier Dispatch). The CTCO, which manages the private rail freight operations, is housed within this facility. The police dispatch and signal system control are other major functions of Control Facility. Responsibility for Positive Train Control will also be housed here.
Metra Fare Collection EquipmentThis covers all equipment at stations and on trains used for fare collection.
Metra Fiber Communication BackboneFiber communications network to support ITS activities.
Metra GPS Center (TIMS)The Metra GPS Center uses the Train Information Management System (TIMS) to collects location and schedule adherence information from trains, primarily for passenger information use and for performance monitoring. The GPS system also makes the public announcements. This element includes the Metra Hub that feeds the Illinois Transit Hub.
Metra Maintenance YardsFacilities to service Metra trains. On-board data is collected wirelessly using handheld units.
Metra On-Board EquipmentOn-board equipment such as GPS and the technology needed to implement positive train control.
Metra Parking Management Guidance System (PMGS)Parking Management Guidance System installations at Metra facilities will monitor parking lot occupancy and pass the information to roadside display signs as well as to the Illinois Transit Hub.
Metra Passenger Information Display SystemMetra Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) is part of the regional RTA initiative for better traveler information. These are located in the downtown stations.
Metra Passenger ServicesBack office fare processing center.
Metra PMGS SignsDMS signs to display information for the Metra Parking Management Guidance System.
Metra PoliceLaw enforcement personnel operating on Metra trains and at Metra stations
Metra Positive Train Control SystemThis is a mandated safety system which tracks train locations and has the ability to notify operators and change train operations remotely in response to detected hazardous situations such as imminent collisions and noncompliance with operating speed regulations.
Metra Public Address SystemThe Metra Public Address System currently provides service advisories and other information at Metra stations. Using GPS information, this system is also used to announce real time arrival and departure information at platforms and next stations on-board trains.
Metra Rail OperatorHuman in the loop for getting information onto the website. The information includes schedules, stations and notice of disruption/alerts
Metra Security EquipmentConsists of cameras for surveillance of infrastructure
Metra StationsDowntown and suburban stations.
Metra Track and Signaling EquipmentMetra train signal equipment
Metra TrainsMetra vehicles, which include ITS devices that support the safe and efficient movement of passengers.
Metra Visual Information Display System (VIDS)Variable message signs that present all audio announcements in visual format and fulfill ADA requirements. Signs that provide real time rail arrival information and are part of the regional RTA initiative for better traveler information. These signs are located at outlying stations.
Metra Wayside EquipmentTrack sensors and gate controls at highway rail intersections
Metra WebsiteStatic schedules, station and alert information.
Midway Airport Operations CenterMidway Airport's landside transportation communications operation. This operation coordinates all aspects of land transportation around Midway airport.
MPEA Parking ManagementParking Management System for McCormick Place and Navy Pier.
Municipal EMCsEmergency Management Centers operated by municipalities in the region. Also includes EOCs operated by county/ municipal within Northwest Indiana.
Municipal Parking Management Guidance SystemMunicipal Parking Management Guidance Systems are to be installed at selected transit stops near major tollways, expressways, or strategic regional arterials. The will collect information on parking lot occupancy, and use it (along with transit and highway travel times) to populate DMS designed to give highway travelers the chance to divert to transit.
Municipal Public Safety DispatchCall taking and emergency services dispatch (police, fire, and EMS) operated by municipalities in the region. Include Fire Protection District dispatch. Also includes dispatch of county run police services for Forest Preserves and the Public Transportation Section (CTA). The following municipal public safety dispatch organizations are examples of these types of elements: DuComm (provides emergency dispatch services for 28 police and fire departments in DuPage County), SouthCom, Northwest Central Dispatch (NWCD serves as the Police dispatch agency for 6 communities in the NW suburbs of Chicago), EastCom (in Will County), Westcom, Regional Emergency Dispatch Center (Fire dispatch for 6 communities in northwest Cook county), QuadCom, Elgin Dispatch, Tricom, and Aurora Dispatch.
Municipal Public Safety VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch
Municipal TMCsHigher functioning transportation management facilities run by municipalities. Represents a level of TMC below the County TMC. e.g. Naperville, Joliet, Schaumburg, Aurora and Elgin. Include traffic signal systems in NW Indiana. May include multi-jurisdictional signal coordination within sub areas or corridors that may or may not be contiguous.
Municipal Transit OperationsTransit operations run by municipalities in the region. Includes Hammond Transit operating in NW Indiana.
Municipal/Township Communications InfrastructureWire or wireless communications infrastructure that supports ITS activities.
Municipal/Township Field EquipmentConsist of Traffic signal systems, preemption/priority equipment, DMS and CCTV's on municipal roads. EVP are used by fire, EMS and Police vehicles
Municipal/Township Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment operated by municipalities/ townships within the region.
Municipal/Township Oversize/Overweight Permitting SystemMunicipal or township processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
Municipal/Townships Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Neighboring AirportsThis element represents the air transportation information that is available from airports outside the region, but which may be of interest to the region. For example, from Mitchell Field in Milwaukee.
NICTD DispatchThe Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's South Shore line operates trains from NW Indiana into Illinois.
OHare Air Cargo TerminalAir Cargo Terminal Operations at OHare Airport
OHare Airport Operations CenterO'Hare Airport is developing a landside transportation communications operation. This operation will coordinate all aspects of land transportation around O'Hare airport.
Other County 911 CentersRepresents emergency call taking and public safety dispatch in Illinois counties adjacent to the region.
Other County EOCsRepresents Emergency Operations Centers in Illinois Counties outside of the region.
Other County PSAPsRepresents Public Safety Answering Points in Illinois Counties outside of the region.
Other Regional Paratransit DispatchIncludes paratransit dispatch services for the county/municipal level
Pace Agency Website Pacebus.comPace website providing schedule information, program information, travel alerts and service alerts.
Pace Automatic Passenger Counting EquipmentOn-board equipment which monitors passenger boardings and/or alightings.
Pace BusInfo SignsBusInfo Signs at Pace transit stops. The signs are part of the regional RTA initiative for better traveler information. They are displays showing a countdown for the next vehicle of each route/direction serving that stop or station. Quick Response (QR) Codes are being added for people with smart phones to get more detailed service information.
Pace BusInfo SystemBus Information system that provides bus arrival information for Pace buses to BusInfo signs.
Pace Communications InfrastructureCommunications infrastructure needed to support Pace ITS Activities
Pace Control Center (IBS)Pace Intelligent Bus System, a centralized dispatch computer system which supports physically distributed dispatchers. The IBS includes not only the dispatch system, but also AVL, on-board processors, audio and visual information display, passenger counting. Provides bus schedule adherence data for driving BusInfo Signs. This includes the Pace Hub that feeds the Illinois Transit Hub. This system generates performance information that is used to support performance based decision-making.
Pace Data ArchiveThis data archive will collect and archive data that it receives from Pace Control center. The data is used for performance monitoring.
Pace GaragesMaintenance facilities for Pace transit vehicles
Pace Paratransit VehiclesThese are the vans, buses, taxis and sedans used for Pace contractor-supplied paratransit services.
Pace Regional Paratransit DispatchPace dispatch paratransit dispatch centers, responsible for call taking, scheduling and dispatching paratransit vehicles to serve ADA and other demand responsive programs. Multiple county/subregional agencies have a number of public and private contractors who provide paratransit services. Each have their own dispatch center.
Pace Regional Ridesharing and VanpoolingRidesharing/vanpooling system administered by Pace.
Pace Rideshare ServicesThis web based application https://www.pacerideshare.com/ provides a free service to match travelers who an share a ride in their own car, or participate in a Pace van pool.
Pace Roadside TSP EquipmentThis element describes the Pace equipment installed in signal cabinets to support Pace TSP routes. The equipment is owned by Pace but installed on the roadside. Pace is responsible for maintenance.
Pace Security EquipmentThese would include both on-board and at transit facilities security cameras. In future, these may be fed live to supervisor/police/emergency responder vehicles, shared with OEMC, control center.
Pace StationsThese are physical stations located along a TSP, ART, or BRT route. They may be equipped with real time traveler information, WI-FI, bike racks, level boarding, off board fare payment, parking, parking management, and transit system information.
Pace Transit Bus VehiclesFixed route transit vehicles operated by Pace. Equipped with onboard technology for vehicle location, fare, and passenger counting. Some are equipped with transit priority signal transmitters. There are a number of different types. This element includes specialized buses such as coach types, arterial rapid transit buses, or BRT vehicles which may be branded and have different amenities. Future buses may include lane-keeping technologies for bus on shoulder use in narrower lanes and lane-assist for extreme weather conditions.
Pace WebWatch Internet SiteWebWatch is an Internet-based program that allows riders to access real-time bus schedule information.
Port of Chicago Intermodal FacilitiesThe Port of Chicago is a key terminus for ship, rail, and trucking in the region. It comprises facilities at Iroquois Landing Lakefront Terminus and at Lake Calumet.
PPP Chicago Parking Management systemParking management in place for City owned lots and on-street parking in Chicago. The Parking Management Subsystem (PMS) provides electronic monitoring and management of parking facilities. It allows electronic collection of parking fees and monitors and controls parking meters that support conventional parking fee collection. It also includes the instrumentation, signs, and other infrastructure that monitors parking lot usage and provides local information about parking availability and other general parking information.
PPP CTA Ventra Farecard Vending MachinesThis includes farecard vending machines for fare cards located at rapid transit stations, local merchants, and Union Station.
PPP Fare Management SystemBack office fare management system. The private partner collects the fares from electronic farecards and credit cards, and transmits funds to participating transit agencies. CDOT (Divvy), CTA and Pace are currently participating in this type of partnership.
PPP Private Roadway Field EquipmentField equipment owned by private partners in public-private partnerships. This currently includes red light running cameras and some Illinois Tollway traffic detection devices.
PPP Transit Fare EquipmentA private partner owns the electronic fare collection equipment on the Pace and CTA systems. They maintain the onboard and station electronic fare equipment and manage the back office payment system. Pace and CTA own and operate the cash fare collection boxes on board and in stations.
Private Bus DispatchPrivate bus agencies operating in the region and in neighboring counties of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Private ISPs - Travel Information ServicesPrivate companies that provide travel information such as predictive travel times and congestion along with real-time/ near-real time video images to the public.
Private Parking LotsParking operations for private parking lots within the region.
Private Sector Maintenance Contractor OperationsOperations and Dispatch for private companies with contracts to the county and municipal traffic agencies for maintenance of signals, DMS, HAR, lighting systems, and pumping stations.
Private Taxi DispatchOperations and dispatch for private Taxi companies operating within the region.
Private Tow and Recovery OperationsDispatch for private tow and recovery companies.
Public Parking SpacesRepresents public parking spaces to be managed in the region.
Public/Non-Profit Paratransit ServicesDispatch for paratransit operations run by public or non-profit agencies.
Rail Freight OperationsRail operations centers for private rail firms operating in the region.
Rail Private Wayside EquipmentEquipment located at grade crossings such as sensors, gates, and warning signals.
Regional Event FacilitiesRepresents the various event facilities in the region that are generators of planned events with significant traffic or transit impact. Examples are Universities and Colleges. etc.
Regional HospitalsEMS dispatch from hospitals and medical centers in the region.
Regional Transit Asset Management System (RTAMS)Regional Transportation Asset Management System (RTAMS) provides planning and financial information on the transportation system in the northeastern Illinois areas surrounding Chicago. RTAMS allows users ti access transit and tollway data through an interactive map.
Regional Transportation Authority Travel Information Center (TIC)The RTA Travel Information Center (TIC) currently collects static route, schedule and fare information from the three RTA Service Boards, and uses it to provide information over the phone to travelers in the RTA region. The TIC uses its Itinerary Planning System (IPS) to provide information to callers in the form of specific origin to destination trip plans. In the future, this may be enhanced by real time data.
Revenue collection systems.The primary responsibility of the Department of Revenue is to serve as the tax collection agency for state government and for local governments. The department regulates the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The department also oversees local property tax assessments, and functions as the funding agent for the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
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RTA InfoTrans SignsElectronic traveler information signs at O'Hare and Midway in the baggage claim and on the concourses.
RTA Multimodal Trip Planner (Goroo)Itinerary Planning System is the web based interface of the TIC, providing an interface to users. This is called Goroo.
RTA Passenger Certification DatabaseDatabase to determine ridership eligibility for paratransit
RTA Transit HubThe RTA Transit Hub will be the Transit Information Service Provider for the RTA region. This includes a messaging subsystem that can provide multimodal information to BusInfo, ATSS, and InfoTrans signs. Serves as information exchange conduit with Illinois Gateway. This will also provide information for the information to support the Goroo dynamic trip planner, which will use real time bus and train tracker information along with predictive capabilities to provide en-route travel information.
RTA Transit Hub WebsiteWeb interface for accessing transit related data collected by the RTA Transit Hub. This houses Goroo.
South Suburban Airport TMCTraffic Management of surface transportation surrounding the proposed South Suburban Airport
State TMCState department of transportation systems which collect information for operations purposes and may also distribute the information.
Statewide Emergency Operations CenterIllinois Statewide Emergency Operations Center in Springfield, houses the State Incident Response Center (SIRC), the State Terrorism Intelligence Center (STIC), the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF), the Radiological Emergency Assessment Center (REAC), the state’s 24-hour telecommunications center, and response personnel from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
Trucking Distribution CentersIncludes private commercial fleet management operations in the region.
Universal Fare CardPayment instrument for use in multimodal transportation throughout the region
University of Illinois ICT Data ArchiveTraffic data archive housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Illinois Center for Transportation.
User Personal Computing DevicesUser Personal Computing Devices refers to equipment an individual owns and can personalize with their choices for information about transportation networks. An Internet-connected PC is an example. These are often smart phones which can be used to get information, purchase tickets and as a ticket display for electronic ticketing.
Utility Company OperationsOperations and dispatch function of utility companies in the region. Includes telephone, gas, cable, pipeline.
VehiclesA general element that represents personal automobiles and fleet vehicles that include ITS safety, navigation, traveler information, and electronic tolling (IPASS) systems that may be applicable to any highway vehicle.
Violation Enforcement Processing CenterContracted service that operates the field equipment and notifies the violation to the respective authorities
Water Taxi ServiceDispatch for Water Taxi Services operating in the Region.
Weather ServicesPrivate Companies who provide customized transportation weather information.
Will County Division of Transportation Field EquipmentTraffic signals, preemption/priority equipment, traffic sensors, CCTV, and dynamic message signs (contractor supplied) owned and operated by Will County Highway.
Will County Division of Transportation Maintenance OperationsOperations and dispatch of maintenance vehicles and equipment for Will County. There are 3 manned facilities.
Will County Division of Transportation Maintenance VehiclesMaintenance vehicles used to perform snow removal, roadway treatment and roadway maintenance.
Will County Division of Transportation WebsiteWebsite which provides information to the public. It includes the ability to download oversize and overweight truck applications, construction information, and permits.
Will County EOCEmergency Operations Center for Will County
Will County EOC Field EquipmentEmergency communication devices for emergency management
Will County Oversize-Overweight PermittingCounty processes used to accept applications and provide permits for oversize/overweight commercial vehicles. This includes databases and information developed which show appropriate facilities (weight limits on bridges, clearances) for routing.
Will County Sheriff Communications CenterPublic Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Will County. 911 call taking and Public Safety Dispatch for unincorporated areas and mobile calls.
Will County Sheriff Portable ScalesIncludes fixed site weigh scales for truck weight enforcement.
Will County Sheriff VehiclesEmergency Vehicles with mobile data terminals that can be used to access information from Dispatch. The Sheriff's fleet is equipped with AVL.
Will County TMCTraffic Management Center for Will County operated roadways.
Will County WEBEOCWEBEOC is a web-based incident management platform. Police, fire, emergency management, public works departments and the Will County Division of Transportation has access to this using secure login credentials.
Wisconsin Gateway (MONITOR / 511 / TOPS Lab)This represents the systems that collect traffic, transit, and traveler information from systems within Wisconsin and forwards this information to the Gateway Traveler Information System.
Wisconsin Municipal Public SafetyPolice, Fire, EMS, and 911 call taking for municipalities in southeastern Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Patrol District 2 DispatchOperations and dispatch for Wisconsin State Patrol district that border the region.
WisDOT Statewide Traffic Operations CenterIncludes the MONITOR System.