The Regional ITS Architecture provides a starting point for project definition. It provides an overall framework that shows how anticipated projects will integrate with each other and with existing systems. This page lists all the ITS projects that have been mapped to the regional ITS architecture.

CDOT Automated Speed EnforcementPlannedshortThis project includes the use of cameras and speed detection for automatic ticketing of speeding vehicles. The focus is on safety speed zones (schools and parks).
CDOT Bus Rapid Transit SystemPlannedshortImplementation of bus rapid transit system. This project covers the road side of BRT development which includes changes in lane configurations, allowed turns, and transit signal priority, and other traffic signal changes. The transit side project elements, listed under the CTA BRT project include stations, station fare collection equipment, station passenger information, and unique BRT vehicles. Jeffrey Jump was the first BRT project. The Ashland Avenue BRT project is under development, as is an East-West Downtown BRT. The Chicago DOT received UWP funding to develop a Chicago Bus Rapid Transit Master Plan in FY 13.
CDOT Camera Images for Traffic SurveillancePlannedmidProject to expand use of automated enforcement camera images to use as traffic monitoring tools. Video images will be processed and used to count vehicles and pedestrians.
CDOT Chicago Traffic Management Center TMC ATMSExistingmidThe Chicago TMC Advanced Traffic Management System is one of the largest and most significant ITS projects being undertaken by the City to facilitate efficient and faster movement of traffic and emergency vehicles on City streets. This project builds upon traffic management equipment and functions such as the Chicago fiber/wireless backbone communications infrastructure, MIST centralized traffic signal control system, 911 Computer Aided Dispatch system, Operation Virtual Shield (OVS) CCTV system, the Chicago Incident Center, the Joint Operations Center, etc. The Chicago TMC provides traffic management operators the ability to monitor, schedule and control field devices such as variable message signs, highway advisory radio systems, traffic signals, etc., and to facilitate and/or provide a platform for automation of efficient responses to incidents and traffic conditions. Traffic management activities are currently housed at the City of Chicago OEMC. While many of the desired traffic management functions exist to some extent today, the overarching Advanced Traffic Management System software and hardware that integrates all the functions is not yet in place. In addition, the geographic coverage of many services, such as centralized signal control, will be expanded in the future.
CDOT Chicago Truck Route Advisory SystemPlannedmidThis project will provide an interactive web page in which truckers would enter an origin and destination plus characteristics of their truck (height, weight, length), and the web site would provide them with information regarding viaduct clearances, construction, truck route restrictions, weight limits and special permits where needed (e.g., Lake Shore Dr.). Eventually, more dynamic aspects such as street closures and special events would be added.
CDOT Cicero Ave Smart CorridorExistingmidThe advanced traffic management system is implemented and has deployed 19 signals, 7 CCTVs, 2 DMSs and multiple system detectors. Future enhancements relate to traffic adaptive control on the signals and possibly other roadside device enhancements. The other component of the smart corridor is the advanced traveler information system, which provides upgrades to several traveler information systems along the smart corridor. Specifically the project will include highway advisory radio upgrades to provide information on closures of highway rail intersections, and installation of additional dynamic message signs.
CDOT Crash Data IntegrationExistingshortImplementation of electronic collection of crash reports on-site by Chicago Police Department using mobile data terminals. This is 75% complete and transmits xml formatted data to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
CDOT Critical Bridge Infrastructure SurveillanceExistingshortThis project involves installation of CCTV cameras and weather sensors on City of Chicago bridges. These devices ensure the safety and security of the bridges as well as the motorists. Video and sensor data will provide information to assist in pre-treatments with chemicals to prevent black ice buildup.
CDOT Data Pipeline - Communications BackbonePlannedlong termProvide connectivity from Daley Center to IDOT-CTIC and Gateway Servers at IDOT ITS Program Office. Will include fiber along CTA Blue Line and Tollway to IDOT District 1.
CDOT Divvy Bike ShareExistingshortBicycles and bicycle docking stations available to the public by daily payment or annual subscription. Wireless centralized tracking of docking station use is monitored and trucks are dispatched to balance bicycle supply between stations. The bicycles are equipped with GPS devices so their locations can be tracked. Wireless centralized payment system is also in place. The system is existing but is being expanded to locations throughout the city.
CDOT Inter operable Demonstration Milwaukee Avenue TSPPlannedshortDemonstration of inter operable transit signal priority system on Milwaukee Avenue between Jefferson Park and Golf/Milwaukee. This segment includes various traffic signals and serves both CTA and Pace buses.
CDOT Irving Park Road Conversion to Adaptive Signal Control (ASC)PlannedshortThis project will upgrade a previously interconnected segment of Irving Park Road to Adaptive Signal Control (ASC). At each intersection, this project will upgrade controllers, install detection and communications equipment, design and installation of Adaptive signal control (ASC) hardware and software systems, and allowance for calibration so the ASC systems. Software purchase and integration into the Chicago Arterial Performance Monitoring System are also included. This will improve the responsiveness of the signal system and reduces the need for (cost of) - periodic data collection, optimization studies, and installation of revised fixed signal timing plans.
CDOT Lake Shore Drive and 18th/31st Street Ramp Congestion ReliefExistingshortThis project implements coordination between Lake Shore Drive and the City of Chicago traffic signals on 18th St. and 31st St. exit ramps. The currently implemented system at the 18th street signal determines the level of congestion on the exit ramp using loop detectors. The signal timing would be modified to clear the off-ramp congestion on Lake Shore Drive. A similar system will be implemented for 31st Street.
CDOT Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Drive Adaptive Signal Control (ASC)PlannedshortThis project will upgrade previously interconnected segments of Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Drive in Grant Park to Adaptive Signal Control (ASC). This area was selected as a priority for ASC implementation due to its high traffic volumes and the great variability in traffic patterns caused by its roles serving traffic exiting downtown Chicago, Soldier Field and the Museum campus, as well as through traffic on Lake Shore Drive, also know as US-41.
CDOT Mobile Technologies to Measure Travel Times Using Probe VehiclesExistingshortThis project currently measures travel time using CTA buses as probes. The information is provided on the CDOT website and the Gateway Traveler Information System. This could be expanded to cover other Chicago Roadways
CDOT Railroad Grade Crossing Delay - Traveler Information SystemPlannedShortThis project would develop a Traveler Information System to provide travelers with information regarding delays due to trains.
CDOT Red-light Camera Enforcement ProgramExistingShort Approximately 5% of the city's signalized intersections now have Red Light running enforcement capability. The City of Chicago has planned for a total of 500 Red Light running enforced intersections over the next three years. The traffic signal phases are monitored by red-light running cameras with automated processing to detect violations, record photographic evidence, and ticket violators. The red-light cameras are also capable of capturing traffic volume and speed.
CDOT Smart CorridorsPlannedShortThis project involves multiple “smart corridors” which utilize arterial traffic management with fiber-interconnected signals, CCTVs vehicle detector stations and/or VMS. These smart corridors are selected based upon a priority model developed by CDOT. The exact capabilities implemented may vary by location, which will mean that some subset of the elements and interfaces will actually be implemented.
CDOT Transportation Data ArchiveExistingshortThis project creates a comprehensive archive of traffic related data. Data stored in the current archive includes average daily traffic, crash data, and a traffic signal inventory and operational information. Data can be combined and displayed on maps to get a comprehensive view. Currently data is accessible through an internal website with a map interface. In the future the interactive web-based map will be made available to the public.
CDOT TSPPlannedmidTransit signal priority for buses. This project covers the street side equipment including communications, signal upgrades, and agreements. CDOT is working cooperatively with RTA to identify priority TSP corridors in Chicago. Western Avenue is a priority corridor.
CDOT US41 Lake Shore Drive Surveillance and Information SystemPotentiallong termInstallation of traffic surveillance equipment to collect information and the addition of variable message signs providing traveler information regarding travel conditions on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago OEMC City of Chicago InterconnectsExistingShortThis project coordinates and centralizes the command and control of traffic signals on City of Chicago arterials. The project encompasses three different types of interconnects: MIST, CLMATS, and CLS-DOS. About 470 of the nearly 3,000 signals in the City of Chicago are interconnected. Detectors used in the MIST system are capable of collecting traffic volume, speed and occupancy.
Chicago Parking Information ProjectsPlannedMidThis project provides real-time parking and traveler information for on-street meters and off-street spaces. Central area parking will be monitored for occupancy, availability and pricing. Parking at special facilities such as Navy Pier and Grant Park/Millennium Park could also be monitored. The information would be tied to congestion levels and the parking prices varied dynamically as a congestion reduction strategy. Various methods would be used to distribute real-time parking, pricing and congestion information to travelers and operators including internet, mobile devices, alerts and variable message signs.
Chicago Signal Controller UpgradeExistingshortThis project upgrades signal controllers on the City of Chicago traffic signal network. About 300 older controllers will be replaced with advanced traffic controllers (ATC) with increased functionality and communications capabilities. In addition, about 600 signal heads will be fitted with LEDs.
Chicago Skyway Travel Monitoring and Integration with IDOT GatewayPlannedMidThis project provides network surveillance on the Chicago Skyway by placing RTMS devices at 1/2 mile intervals along the Skyway. The information would be used to generate real-time travel time data that would be sent to the Chicago TMC and integrated in the IDOT/GCM regional expressway/tollway travel time maps. While this project is currently listed in the CDOT section, the Skyway has been leased by Chicago to a private consortium who began operating it in 2005.
Chicago Snow CommandPlannedmidThis project installs in-ground sensors and other sensor technology to report road surface temperature, moisture levels, and traction level on over 300 miles of strategic arterial roadways in the City of Chicago. The data will be transmitted to both the Snow Command desk and the Chicago TMC. Data will be used to monitor and route city assets for roadway safety, including snow removal.
Chicago Special Events Advisory SystemPlannedlongSystem to provide event, shuttle and parking information to the public via the CDOT website and automatically provide event information to the Gateway Traveler Information System and the Truck Route Advisory System.
Chicago Wireless Traffic Signal InterconnectsPlannedmidThis project will interconnect signals along 16 arterial corridors in the City of Chicago. The signals will be connected to each other and a central server over a hybrid wireless/fiber network. Where possible, signals will be operated under a centralized signal control.
CMAP Congestion PricingPlannedmidGO TO 2040 recommends implementing congestion pricing. Any investment in ITS infrastructure which supports congestion pricing is consistent with the region's ITS Architecture.
CMAP Dedicated and Managed TruckwaysPotentiallongGO TO 2040 plan recommendation: Implement truckways or truck-only lanes, in order to improve safety and increase efficiencies through separating large trucks and passenger vehicles. Provide an alternative for freight to avoid certain corridors due to peak hour passenger vehicle congestion. Potential corridors: Illiana Expressway, I-55/Stevenson Expressway or connections between intermodal freight terminals.
CMAP Northeastern Illinois Regional Data Archive and Management SystemExistingMidGO TO 2040 plan recommendation. The concept is to create one regional system/database that archives all traffic performance data for the entire Northeastern Region. While individual systems would be responsible for ultimately archiving greater level of detail on their systems, connections, and standards will be adopted so that the regional archive could access the more detailed data for smaller individual efforts. This project is underway at CMAP and is collecting real time data flowing through the Gateway Traveler Information System.
CMAP Parking ManagementPotentiallongGO TO 2040 plan recommendation. Local governments can utilize parking pricing along with other parking management strategies to promote efficient use of existing parking. Examples of parking management strategies include shared parking plans, improved information on availability of parking, and reforming city ordinances to reduce parking requirements for new developments, which are typically designed to accommodate rare peak demand. Revenues generated can assist local governments in the maintenance and management of their existing transportation infrastructure or help improve transit service. Similar to congestion pricing, the mechanism of "variable pricing" for parking can be used as a demand management tool for congested road facilities, and also raise considerable revenues. Variable parking pricing seeks to apply a free market-inspired pricing system to more efficiently allocate parking supply, with higher prices charged at times and locations of peak demand. Variable pricing has the promise of both effective congestion mitigation and the ability to raise considerable sums for local government.
CMAP Unified Oversize/Overweight Permit SystemPotentiallongGO TO 2040 recommends creating a more efficient freight system. Currently, multiple permit applications are required for oversize/overweight vehicles. System operators are working to improve each of their own permit processes. Ultimately, however, it is desirable for the state to have a unified web-based permitting system.
CMAP VMT PricingPotentiallongGO TO 2040 plan recommends considering this. As the fuel efficiency of automobiles increases along with the use of non-petroleum based fuels, there will be a long term need to replace the MFT. This could take the form of a VMT fee. Existing Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has the dynamic potential to charge fees based upon location/roadway and time of day. (GO TO 2040)
Cook County Central Signal ControlPlannedmidCook County signal interconnects are currently closed loop systems but a few of them are linked together. Cook county also currently has 3 different types of signal systems. This project will implement a centralized control capability for the traffic signals. The system is intended to be compatible with other agency systems to facilitate communication.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Fleet AVLPlannedshortProject to equip Cook County DOTH vehicles with automatic vehicle location technology for improved tracking and management of department operations.
Cook County Detection Type ConversionPlannedlongConversion of detection to video or radar at minor street intersections. This will allow municipalities to complete road work without permits and to do it without damaging detection equipment.
Cook County Field Device ExpansionPlannedmidExpansion of the Cook County field implementation including cameras, arterial dynamic message signs, arterial performance monitoring equipment, emergency vehicle pre-emption and road weather stations.
Cook County Lake-Cook Traffic ManagementPlannedlongArterial travel management including advanced incident detection and response, traveler information, and performance monitoring. The first stage of this project, which is underway, is to establish communications between Lake-Cook Road field equipment and the Lake County TMC, starting with the segments 1) between Lexington Drive and Arlington Heights Road, and 2) between the Edens Expressway and Pinetree Rd/Carlisle Avenue. Communications has been established between the Lake County Passage TMC and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways to allow Cook County staff to manage traffic on Lake-Cook Road via Lake County Passage TMC. This includes 16.5 miles with 35 traffic signals as well as surveillance cameras.
Cook County Signal InterconnectsPlannedmidExpansion of Cook County signal interconnects. Currently >50% of signals are interconnected. This may include coordination of signal timing across municipal and county boundaries, and also expansion of the Cook County communication infrastructure.
Cook County Traffic Management CenterPlannedLongThis project would develop a Cook County TMC capability. The center may be located in Schaumburg, initially covering northern Cook County. Alternatively the center capability could be collocated with CDOT or IDOT TMC rather than a stand alone facility.
Cook DuPage Smart CorridorsPlannedmidImplementation of Smart Corridors identified in the Cook-DuPage Corridor Planning Study. Initial corridors have been identified. There are a broad range of potential Smart Corridors improvements, including signal interconnects, time-of-day parking restrictions and other right-of-way capacity improvements, real-time transit information, Transit Signal Priority (TSP), intersection improvements, information technology, Ethernet-based communication systems, crossover improvements, safety improvements, transit service and upgrades including route and stop locations, and policy issues to promote multi jurisdictional coordination
CTA Rail Station Audio Announcement UpgradePlannedmidImplement ambient noise monitoring at rail stations to adjust audio announcement volumes to appropriate levels.
CTA 4G Communications NetworkPlannedmidEstablishment of a mobile 4G network that will work in the subway, allowing vehicle tracking by GPS and customers to use mobile devices.
CTA Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) SystemExistingShort-MidThis project provides an updated CTA train tracking system made up of a) full communication of signal indications to CTA control center, b) Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) and c) new software in CTA control enter. "Quick Tracks" tracks the trains using positions relative to switches. This may be converted to GPS when 4g communication network is established and allows GPS to work in the subway.
CTA Bus Fuel Management SystemPlannedmidSystem associating a fuel pump, amount of fuel, and bus to track fuel use.
CTA Bus Radio Communications Replacement and UpgradePlannedshortProject to replace current bus radio equipment with equipment that will integrate with the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system. It will replace much data transmitted over radio channels to the cell phone modem instead, freeing up radio channels for voice communication. The need for voice communication will be further reduced because the dispatchers will be able to send text messages to the new on-board MDT. The on-board MDT will be replaced with a different unit designed to give the operator location information about preceding buses and following buses allowing the operator to monitor and reduce bus bunching. This capability will also reduce the need for directions from supervisors bus bunching.
CTA Bus Rapid TransitPlannedshortImplementation of a bus rapid transit system (BRT). There are three categories of BRT projects 1) existing (Jeffrey Jump) 2) in design (downtown east-west route) and 3) potential (Ashland and Western Avenues). This project includes the transit side elements needed to operate the service: agreements with CDOT for traffic signal operations, vehicles, on board technology, field equipment, and back office management systems.
CTA Facility Access Security SystemPlannedshortCentralized system to provide secure access and tracking of entering personnel at field locations (garages, yards, terminals, etc.)
CTA Infrastructure Surveillance (Bus and Yard)ExistingshortInstallation of CCTV system at every bus garage and rail yard to protect infrastructure, with wireless access points to allow wireless communication of this information. This project is existing and under expansion.
CTA Infrastructure Surveillance (Subway Tunnels)ExistingshortInstallation of communication hubs and cameras to allow surveillance of subway tunnels. This project is existing and under expansion.
CTA Network Operations Center (NOC)PlannedmidCenter to monitor, report, diagnose and send repair crews to maintain field electronic, computer, and communication technologies.
CTA Platform Personal SecurityPlannedshortHelp buttons installed on rail platforms that will activate a flashing blue strobe light. A camera will focus on the location and the image will be available at the control center. The control center will have a collocated Chicago Police Department station which can respond.
CTA Rail Line of Site MonitorsExistingmidInstallation of cameras that allow operators to view the entire train (especially on curved track locations) to ensure all passengers have cleared the doors.
CTA Station Master ProjectExistingmidUpgrading and standardizing communications, hardware, software, and field equipment at CTA rail station systemwide. Communications hubs will be installed systemwide. This will improve maintenance efficiency and the improve the ability to monitor and manage station located technology remotely.
CTA Subway CCTV Station Portal SecurityPlannedshortInstallation of a system of security cameras to monitor subway exit portals to supplement current alarm system. City of Chicago OEMC will have access to all camera images.
CTA Train Passenger Information SystemExistingshortThis project provides LED display of train arrivals at all stations on a countdown clock.
CTA Transit Signal Priority CorridorsPlannedshortImplementation of a system of TSP corridors in the CTA service area. This project will include vehicle equipment on the transit side, and roadside equipment.
CTA Video Retrieval , Archiving and Review SystemPlannedmidDevelopment of automated and/or request-based retrieval of video from bus vehicle cameras. Trains already offload all video images. Development of an archiving system with indexing of video by location and time which facilitates access and review of desired video images.
DuPage County Centralized Traffic Signal ControlPlannedshortHardware, software and communications infrastructure needed to centrally manage DuPage County signals. This will initially provide a centralized signal and CCTV management system for 100 intersections in northern DuPage County. Full build out will include 900 signals throughout the county with interfaces to incident, fleet, transit, law enforcement and to Aurora and Naperville TMCs. In the future, this could be monitored and managed at the planned DuPage County TMC.
DuPage County Dynamic Alternate Route SystemPlannedlongThis system will respond to real time planned or unplanned events, identifying alternate routes based on traffic conditions, provide input to traffic signal operations serving alternate routes if needed and include a GIS database to provide multiple agencies with access to alternate route information as well as incident and emergency management information through a secure Internet website.
DuPage County Field Device ExpansionPotentialMidThis project will plan, implement, operate, maintain and monitor coordinated signal systems and upgrades, communications infrastructure, RWIS, CCTV, DMS, emergency pre-emption and transit signal priority, vehicle and pedestrian detection.
DuPage County Gateway IntegrationPlannedlongCommunication, hardware and software needed to exchange travel information with the Gateway Traveler Information System, which provides real time traffic information on
DuPage County Highway-Rail Information SystemPlannedlongThis project will consist of systems to monitor the status of highway-rail crossings and provide real-time highway-rail blockage updates to emergency responders, traffic managers, and the traveling public.
DuPage County ITS HubPlannedmidDevelopment of a central computer system to receive, disseminate and archive transportation information. Building on Recommendations from the “Feasibility Study for Multi-Jurisdictional Signal Timing and Monitoring in DuPage County, Illinois,” this project would expand current DuPage County efforts to create a centralized data source that allows any participating agency to access traffic data across the county (e.g., tube counts, intersection turn movement counts, traffic signal timing plans, CCTV video).
DuPage County Multi-Jurisdictional Communications Channel IntegrationPlannedmidIntegration of communications channels to ensure interoperability and the ability to communicate efficiently, especially during emergency situations. This project builds on existing efforts to provide a common frequency for responders to communicate directly with each other.
DuPage County Paratransit CoordinationExistingShortCentralized coordination of local paratransit services as well as provide coordination with public safety and other transit organizations. This project exists, but does not cover entire county.
DuPage County Signal InterconnectsExistingShortCoordination of signals on county highways. May include signal timing across municipal and county boundaries. May require expanding county communication network. DuPage County currently has a number of multi-jurisdictional signal interconnects: on St. Charles Road in Elmhurst, Villa Park and Lombard; also on 75th street in Naperville, DuPage County, and IDOT. Responsibility is split between maintenance and timing, with the owner being responsible for maintenance and DuPage County being responsible for signal timing.
DuPage County TMCPlannedmidThis is a cooperative effort between DuPage County DOT, Naperville, and Aurora to develop traffic management center capabilities. This includes the hardware, software, and communications necessary to monitor traffic conditions, communicate with field devices, coordinate operations, and respond to incidents to reduce improve operations and reduce congestion. DuPage County is currently drafting plans to upgrade the Traffic Management Center to provide Centralized Signal System software for the 100+ traffic signals in the north central area of the County and to expand the current CCTV system with enhanced video management software to reduce delays. The long range goal of the TMC is to connect the Central Signal System with the rest of the 800 signals in the County to provide the most efficient adaptive arterial traffic flow and to communicate with all enforcement and local agencies to provide motorists with real time incident notification and alternative route management.
DuPage County Video Management SystemPlannedlongSystem to collect, archive and retrieve video data.
IDOT - Illinois State Police Integration of CentersPlanned Integration of videos and data systems for sharing video and incident management information between IDOT District One headquarters and the Illinois State Police. This includes installation of communications infrastructure, hardware and software for transmitting incident information and improved incident management.
IDOT Accident Database and Reporting SystemPlannedMidThis project involves development of an accident or crash database for use by law enforcement and other incident response agencies to aid in incident response.
IDOT Arterial Construction Closure Application WebsitePlannedShortThis project will develop the software, communications, and processing needed to implement a web-based arterial lane closure request system for IDOT District 1 Resident Engineers (RE) to enter construction data. The IDOT RE approval will be transmitted to the contractor. The construction information will also automatically sent to appropriate IDOT staff and to real time traffic information providers (Gateway/TravelMidwest).
IDOT CCTV Surveillance SharingPotentialMidThis project considers sharing of video information among traffic management elements in the region. Several ways of implementing this capability are being considered. These include use of the internet with password protected access to streaming video and control of the cameras. The agencies involved could include both public and private agencies through some sort of partnership.
IDOT CCTV Systems, ExpresswayExistingMidThis project involves augmenting the CCTV systems IDOT has deployed along the expressways. The goal is to have a system spaced at intervals of 1 mile or less. The project is ongoing.
IDOT Expressway Construction Closure SystemExistingshortThis web-based system will receive contractor requests for lane closures in real time, process approvals and automatically forward appropriate information to the Gateway Traveler Information System and other real time traffic information systems for distribution to the public. This currently operates only in District 1 but will be expanded statewide.
IDOT Gateway Traveler Information System (GTIS)ExistingshortThe GTIS is the computer system facilitating the integration and interoperation of ITS within the Lake Michigan Interstate Gateway Alliance (LMIGA) Corridor. The GTIS collects information from various systems, validates, and fuses this information for dissemination via the website. Information handled by the Gateway Traveler Information System includes both incidents and planned event data (construction and special events) that impact operations, and data from field devices such as vehicle detectors, cameras, and DMS, as well as derived traffic measures such as congestion, travel times, and speeds. The website includes maps and tabular information, and the ability to sign up for automated traffic alerts and trucker reports. GTIS is currently being expanded to serve the Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition (GLRTOC) area and provide traveler information along the I-94 corridor from Minneapolis/St. Paul MN to Detroit and Port Huron MI. The GTIS is also being expanded to cover all interstates and limited access highways throughout the entire State of Illinois. 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.
IDOT Highway Advisory Radio System CoordinationPotentiallongCoordinate HAR operations across agencies (IDOT and County systems, or IDOT and O'Hare/Midway Airports systems). This may include text to voice conversion, two-way communication with other agencies and automated sharing of event information.
IDOT I-290 ITS ElementsPlannedmidAn EIS process studying adding additional roadway capacity to I-290 between Mannheim and Racine is underway. ITS elements will be included in the final design and will include traffic surveillance, traveler information, and may include a managed lane or congestion pricing on a managed lane. This project was recommended in the GO TO 2040 plan.
IDOT I-55 Managed LanePlannedmidGO TO 2040 plan recommendation, I-55 between Weber Road and I-90/94. IDOT will implement one managed lane in each direction in the median of I-55. Management could include congestion pricing.
IDOT I-80 Traffic Data CollectionPlannedShortInstallation of power, sensors, and communications needed to support collection of traffic data on I-80 west of I-55. This is a coordinated effort between IDOT District 1 and IDOT District 3.
IDOT Interagency Operations and Signal CoordinationPlannedmidCoordination of signals on Strategic Regional Arterials throughout northeastern Illinois. This often includes signal timing across municipal and county boundaries. Also includes coordination among counties and municipalities with IDOT. This may also rely on the expansion of the regional fiber network and development of additional subregional TMCs. This project is ongoing.
IDOT ITS Applications for WorkZonesExistingshortThis project is an IDOT initiative for deploying various technologies like CCTVs, DMS etc. in workzone areas to improve traveler conditions, worker safety etc.
IDOT Joliet Remote Bridge Operations SystemPlannedmidThe project will include a command center, surveillance equipment, remote control systems and staff to control 6 moveable bridges in Joliet.
IDOT Predictive Travel Time DevelopmentPotentiallongThis project would use archived data from the Gateway Traveler Information system to predict near-term highway performance and provide it to system operators and travelers.
IDOT Regional Communications BackbonePlannedMidInstallation of communications infrastructure regionwide, undertaken by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Central Management Services. This will connect major transportation, public safety and research entities in the region (e.g. Illinois Tollway, Chicago 911 center, county TMCs, University of Illinois in Chicago). Fiber installation is typically accomplished as a part of road construction or road reconstruction projects. Fiber capacity may also be provided through shared use agreements with public or private entities. Communication services for transportation management and control functions may also be provided by wireless technology.
IDOT Signal Interconnects PlannedlongCoordination of signals on state highways. This project is ongoing
IDOT Smart Highway I-94/US 41PlannedshortTraffic surveillance, road weather surveillance, communications infrastructure, VMS, incident detection, dynamic lane management and incident management on I-94 and US 41, which are parallel facilities. I-94 is operated by the Illinois Tollway, while US 41 is operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation, requiring high levels of cooperation and coordination to implement and operate the project.
IDOT Suburban Chicago ATMS - Centralized Traffic ControlPotentiallongInfrastructure, software/workstation licensing and initial set-up/monitoring of an ATMS in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs. Coordination of over 200 signals on IL 62, Arlington Heights Rd, US 20 and Barrington Road. Also video monitoring and detection on a fiber backbone with a central hub at IDOT District 1 Schaumburg. This involves IDOT District 1, and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways.
IDOT Surveillance of Critical Bridge InfrastructureExistingShortInstallation of lighting, fencing and CCTV on 16 bridges in northeast Illinois. This currently exists at multiple locations.
IDOT-CDOT Integrated Expressway/Arterial CorridorsPlannedMidThis project considers coordination between expressway and arterial systems. Plans for a Pilot Project would involve a tie-in of Eisenhower Expressway to Chicago DOT signals by having ramp queue detectors, both for on-ramps and off-ramps. Ramp terminal signal control would then be modified to either hold entry to I-290 (on-ramp congestion) or clear the off-ramp (spillback onto I-290). The implementation might link CDOT signals with IDOT Traffic Systems Center, or whether have local links to ramp meters only.
Illinois Department of Transportation Truck Parking SystemPotential Electronic truck parking information system to provide truck drivers with real time parking availability information. This will reduce the numbers of trucks parking in undesignated or unsafe locations and help drivers meet rest requirements to reduce the possibility of fatigued driving.
Illinois Tollway DMS ExpansionExistingnearThe Illinois Tollway uses a number of ways to provide information to drivers, including Dynamic Message Signs. This project will replace some DMS and expand the number of signed locations. All new DMS will be high resolution, full color capable.
Illinois Tollway Dynamic Ramp Merge SystemPlannedmidImplementation of dynamic speed limits or other controls on entrance ramps based on traffic and weather conditions.
Illinois Tollway Elgin OHare / Western Access ITS InfrastructurePlannedmidThe Elgin O'Hare/Western access was recommended in GO TO 2040 as a new expressway with managed lanes. This project includes all communications, roadside equipment, hardware and software needed to support the roadway as a modern expressway.
Illinois Tollway Fleet Automatic Vehicle Location AVLExistingmidGPS tracking of Illinois State Police District 15, maintenance, and HELP vehicles. The Illinois Tollway may track the location of vehicles to ascertain the progress of their activities. These activities can include ensuring the correct roads are being plowed and work activity is being performed at the correct locations.
Illinois Tollway Freight Efficiency ImprovementsPlannedmidThis project consists of a number of freight related capabilities. Truck pre-clearance capabilities supported by Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI), transponders, and back office databases. A truck parking information system is also being considered. Outreach to the freight community ending in spring 2014 will help determine the types of improvements needed.
Illinois Tollway I-57/I-294 Interchange ITS ElementsPlannedshortThis new system interchange was recommended in GO TO 2040 and is an interchange between a tolled and free facility. This project supports all ITS investment associated with the project, including but not limited to communications infrastructure, VDS, electronic toll collection, and dynamic message signs.
Illinois Tollway I-90 Smart CorridorPlannedmidThe Illinois Tollway is rebuilding and widening the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O'Hare International Airport. The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is part of Interstate 90 (I-90), the longest interstate in the United States, and covers 77 miles extending from near the Wisconsin border to the Kennedy Expressway. The I-90 corridor from Chicago to Rockford serves nearly one million travelers per day. The Tollway has entered into an agreement with FHWA to be a pilot Connected Vehicle Affiliated Test bed corridor agreement. The project includes all ITS equipment and systems that may support developing the corridor as a state-of-the-art expressway corridor. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, reliable power and communications, ATMS related equipment and systems to manage the lanes and those technologies supporting congestion pricing, V2I test bed status/and connected vehicle roadside integrations and system surveillance and operations. The project includes ramp queue detection which may be implemented in a way to also allow it to function as wrong way driving detection. The project is currently underway, but will take a number of years to complete. This corridor is adjacent to the Kennedy Expressway, operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation, which may require some complementary treatment.
Illinois Tollway Lane 0 Management (I-90 Bus on Shoulders)PlannednearLane 0 management provides a dedicated bus lane where the left tollway shoulder would normally be found. Differing from the bus on shoulders program implemented on other regional facilities, this is not a typical shoulder. It is wide enough to accommodate a bus traveling at normal speed and will not be impeded by roadside structures. During congested times, it may be used to manage congestion as a component of the Tollway Active Traffic Management system. Bus use of the shoulder will be directed by the Tollway Active Traffic Management System, which will open and close the lane, rather than being decided by the bus driver. The first location for Lane 0 management will be on I-90. Lane 0 will be used by the Tollway to accommodate Bus on shoulders on I-90, between Barrington Road and the Kennedy Expressway, but will actively manage the use of the left shoulder by buses, by directing when buses are allowed to use the shoulder. The Tollway plans call for Active Traffic Management of all lanes and shoulders in this segment of I-90, with the possible expansion west to Randall Road in the future when warranted. Pace will operate express buses from Randall Road to Rosemont Blue Line station operating on a managed shoulder and serving new park and ride lots being constructed at I-90 interchanges.
Illinois Tollway Portable Queue Detection SystemPotentiallongAcquisition of approximately 10 portable "hot spot" queue detection systems to collect information on queue formation and warn motorists using dynamic message signs.
Illinois Tollway Ramp Queue DetectionPlannedmidTraffic backing up on an off-ramp and onto the main line is dangerous and reduces capacity. Ramp queue detectors will monitor for traffic backups and allow the agency operating the arterial traffic light to clear the ramp. This is currently in operation on Army Trail Road at I-355. Tollway ramp devices initiate an alarm at the DuPage County Division of Transportation (DDOT) office and activate a pre-installed timing program in the Aries signal controller software, designed to clear ramps of queued traffic prior to having traffic back up onto the through lanes of the expressway. The goal is to implement this capability at all major interchanges.
Illinois Tollway Real Time Performance MeasurementPlannednearAll vehicle detection system (VDS) equipment is now the property of the Illinois Tollway. All monitors have been integrated into the TIMS. The Tollway is investing in systems to perform real time performance measurement. This will be needed for managed lane activities, analyzing the results of operations changes, and reporting.
Illinois Tollway Road Weather Information System EnhancementExistingshortImprove road weather monitoring by integrating environmental sensor stations (ESS) on 17 bridge decks that measure a range of weather-related conditions, including pavement temperature and status (wet, dry, snow), subsurface pavement temperature, wind speed and direction, precipitation (amount, occurrence, type), water level conditions, humidity, and visibility with the Tollway's Traffic and Incident Management System (TIMS). In-pavement sensors are being replaced with non-intrusive, highly accurate laser sensors for bridge pavement condition and advanced detection of water, ice, snow and slush thickness as well as surface grip (slipperiness). Weather data collected by agencies allows them to coordinate the pre-treating of roads via anti-icing practices; efficiently plan winter maintenance routes; reduce the amount of chemicals, sand, and salt used in roadway clearing operations; and reduce wear and tear on maintenance vehicles. This information can also be disseminated along with other incident data as real time transportation information.
Illinois Tollway Systemwide All Electronic TollingPlannedlongAll toll collection locations on the Illinois Tollway system are equipped with electronic toll collection equipment. Most are also equipped to accept cash tolls. The system will be gradually converted to all electronic collection. Tolls for vehicles unequipped with toll transponders will be collected via other methods, such as license plate recognition or in the long term with vehicle based RFID tags. All new interchanges or facilities will be constructed to be all electronic tolling, no cash accepted.
Illinois Tollway Systemwide Open Road Tolling (ORT)ExistingShortThis project covers upgrades to the Tollway Toll Plazas for capabilities such as mixed use truck/car lane enhancements at all toll booths and use of "open-road" tolling (no stopping required). The project is completed.
Illinois Tollway Time of Day Shoulder Running DemoPlannedshortThis project would manage tollway shoulders as additional capacity during certain times of the day. There are locations, such as at I-94 at IL 132 which accesses Great America, where traffic backs up dangerously and the shoulder could be used as storage capacity to keep autos out of traffic, or other locations which can use the shoulders at certain times of the day. This demo will help determine whether this is a useful strategy which should implemented more widely.
Illinois Tollway TIMS EnhancementPlannedShortThis project will expand the software capabilities of the TIMS, including enhanced connectivity to the Gateway and other centers in the region.
Illinois Tollway Vehicle Detection System (VDS) ExpansionPlannedshortInstallation of VDS devices at system to system ramps and expansion of these devices on the mainline.
Illinois Tollway Weigh-in-MotionPlannednearThis project consists of expanding the number of enforcement and data collections systems using weigh in motion sensors and installing new permanent struck scales at maintenance yards and other locations.
Kane County Randall Road Adaptive Signal ControlPlanned Installation of adaptive signal control at 12 locations on Randall Road.
Kane County Randall Road Safety ImprovementsPlannedmidRandall Road is a high volume and higher speed arterial which also provides access to shopping and residential areas. This project includes ITS elements that are intended to improve safety along the roadway, including speed surveillance and driver alerts.
Kane County Signal Interconnects / ATMS IntegrationPlannedshortIntegration of traffic signals into the Kane County TMC ATMS system. Upgrade of closed loop systems to ethernet where needed and integration of signals into ATMS network for improved signal management ability.
Kane County Stearns Road ITS CorridorPlannedshortThis project will equip Stearns Road between Randall and Dunham road with a number of ITS elements to improve congestion and safety, including road weather stations, CCTV, fiber integration with ATMS, traffic surveillance sensors, dynamic message signs, traffic signals, and speed surveillance with driver feedback signs. Interconnection/integration of 6 existing traffic signals (including 2 existing traffic signal closed loop systems) and various new ITS systems throughout the Stearns Road/IL 25 Bridge Corridor into the County’s Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) network. Existing traffic signal locations include: 1. Randall Road & McDonald/Stearns Road 2. Stearns Road & McLean Road 3. McLean Boulevard & IL 31 4. Stearns Road & Stearns Road (IL 25) 5. Stearns Road (IL 25) & Gilbert Street 6. Stearns Road (IL 25)/Stearns Road & Dunham Road/IL 25 ITS systems include the following: 1. Adaptive Traffic Signal Control for all 6 signals locations. 2. Roadway Information Systems (RWIS) for identifying adverse pavement conditions and activate warning beacons on the Fox River bridge as well as identify local meteorological conditions. 3. Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) to provide roadway user information such as travel times and incident notification. 4. Remote CCTV Cameras at all signal locations and at the Fox River bridge to monitor traffic conditions and incidents. 5. Automated Traffic Data Collectors at various locations along the corridor to determine travel times, various traffic data and real time congestion levels.
Kane County Traffic Management CenterPlannedShort-MidThis project is underway and includes the hardware, software, field devices and communication needed to implement: network surveillance, traffic signal control, traffic information dissemination, and traffic incident management. Coordination with PSAP organizations (KaneComm and additional municipal 911 centers) is also included, and those organizations will likely be granted PTZ camera control as needed. Information sharing with IDOT, Illinois Tollway, and other municipalities is being explored.
Lake County Adaptive Signal ControlPlannedshortCMAQ funded implementation of new signal technology which uses real-time traffic congestion information to modify signal operation and reduce congestion. This is being installed at 7 signals on Aptikisic Road and 6 signals on Gilmer road.
Lake County Asset Management System - SignsPlannedshortData collection, communications and software to support managing location information, condition, and maintenance of Lake County's sign inventory.
Lake County Countywide Bluetooth Traffic MonitoringExistingmidCurrently LCDOT is monitoring the Washington Street corridor travel time using Bluetooth Technology. The travel time information is being provided through the Lake County Passage website, on the radio and on message boards. This technology will be expanded on a corridor by corridor basis throughout the county.
Lake County PASSAGEExistingShort-MidThis project will continue the system implementation of the Lake County TMC by expanding the coverage area, number of signals and cameras, communication infrastructure and connections to local public safety answering points. PASSAGE is currently connected to over 470 traffic signals, 300 PTZ traffic monitoring cameras, and 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. 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, PASSAGE Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1620 AM, variable message signs, smart phone applications, and a variety of social media outlets.
Lake County Permanent Count StationsPlannedShortNew permanent count station technologies are being tested. Ten permanent count stations will be added to the single location which currently exists.
Lake County PSAP CoordinationExisting Expansion of the number of Public Safety Answering Points which share data with Lake County Passage TMC. The participants are ETSB agencies and various municipalities. This project includes the communications, hardware and software needed to share incident data and camera images between participants.
Lake County Signal InterconnectsExistingmidCommunications between traffic signals. Some are already interconnected, and the system is being expanded. As the system is developed, linked traffic signals also communicate with the Lake County Traffic Management Center central control.
Lake County Smart Street LightingPotentiallongLED street lighting combined with sensors and communication infrastructure and management system. LED lights are long lasting and feature adjustable light levels, and can report health back to TMC. Sensors may detect whether traffic is present and lighting is needed, and adjust lighting based on ambient lighting.
Metra Automatic Passenger CountsPotentiallongInstallation of automatic passenger counting equipment
Metra Contactless Electronic Fare CollectionPlannedshortImplementation of touchless acceptance of credit cards for fare payment. This includes all hardware, software and communications infrastructure needed to implement the project. Metra plans to complete this project by 2015.
Metra Downtown Station CCTV ExpansionPlannedshortInstallation of 800 cameras in and around downtown Metra stations. This is part of Operation Virtual Shied.
Metra Electric CCTV ExpansionPlannedshortInstallation of 370 cameras on Metra Electric platforms and stations.
Metra Fiber Communications BackbonePlannedmidCompletion of fiber communication network along all Metra rail lines. This project will support communications with station based equipment, for passenger wi-fi use and electronic fare collection.
Metra Mobile Electronic TicketingPotentialshortMobil phone ticketing. Purchase tickets on an Android or IPhone. The ticket is also displayed on the smart phone to the conductor. Single ride or passes may be purchased and expire at the appropriate time after being activated.
Metra Positive Train ControlPlannedshortPositive train control (PTC) is advanced technology specifically designed to automatically stop or slow a train before certain accidents occur. In particular, PTC is designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, derailments caused by excessive speed, unauthorized incursions by trains onto sections of track where repairs are being made and movement of a train through a track switch left in the wrong position. Currently planned to be completed by the end of 2015. This project covers all hardware, software and communications needed to implement this service.
Metra Ticket Vending Machine Expansion (TVM)PotentiallongCurrently the Metra Electric District and downtown stations have electronic ticket vending machines. This project includes adding additional TVM locations.
Metra Visual Information Display (VIDS) ExpansionPlannedmidExpansion of the number of outlying stations with variable message signs. Currently 135 stations have VMS, there are 106 left to complete.
Metra Wi-Fi ServicePotentiallongProvision of wi-fi service for passenger use and to potentially support on-board ticketing.
Naperville Coordinated Traffic Signal NetworkPlannedshortLong term plan to integrate all of Naperville's closed loop systems into a coordinated traffic signal network. The initial phase consists of Washington Street signal system improvements, which will create a north/south spine by combining three existing interconnected signal systems that will communicate with centralized traffic management system software. Additional signal systems will be added to the network in future phases.
Naperville Washington Street Adaptive Signal ControlPlannedshortInstallation of detection devices, hardware and software necessary at 31 signalized intersections on Washington Street in Naperville to operate adaptive signal control.
Pace Bus on ShouldersExistingshort-midPace buses leaving travel lanes to operate on shoulders during parts of the day or under specific traffic conditions. This passive system (Action initiated by the bus driver) was successfully tested on I-55 and may be expanded to other parts of the IDOT systems. This lane is often used by emergency vehicles. Surveillance of traffic conditions is used. Design work for bus on shoulders on I-94/ Edens Expressway is also underway.
Pace Call and RideExistingmidDemand responsive service where traveler can use a cell phone to call for a ride in a designated area of about 9 square miles. This could also work by texting the request. Two-way communication will confirm the ride, and the dispatch center can create a route in real time if there are multiple pickups and dispatch the vehicle to complete the request. This has been implemented in a number of locations and will be expanded.
Pace Intelligent Bus SystemExistingShort-MidThis project is the continuation of an on-going effort to deploy an integrated bus management system incorporating automatic vehicle location and fleet management technologies.
Pace Paratransit Management SystemExistingshortSystem to manage routing and scheduling to support regional ADA paratransit, dial a ride service and call and ride service. It requires software, mobile data terminals (MDTs) and vehicle AVL/GPS systems.
Pace Queue JumpPotentiallongA system with bus-specific signal indications and signs will provide right of way early green to allow bus to move ahead of long traffic queues at signalized intersections. The study is completed.
Pace Real Time Transit Information ExpansionExistingmidExpansion of variable message signs (BusInfo signs) providing real-time bus information.
Pace Seat Broker ProgramPotentiallongThis project would track the number of empty seats on vanpools in real time and use a web based system to match them with individual rider demand in real time.
Pace Transit Operations Decision Support System (PODSS)ExistingMidThis project will create a system that will quickly develop new bus routes when an incident impacts an existing route.
Pace TSP and ART ImprovementsPlannedMidThis project includes roadside, vehicle, communications and back office investment needed to support development of the Pace Mobility Network. The mobility network includes implementation of transit signal priority and Arterial Rapid Transit. ART priority corridors, defined in a 2009 ART study are: Milwaukee between Jefferson Park and Golf Mill Mall, extension: Golf Mill to Dundee Road Dempster between Davis Street CTA and O'Hare Kiss and Fly Oak Brook between CTA Blue Line/Pink Line and Yorktown Mall Harlem between Milwaukee ART and 95th Street, extension: 95th to 159th Street 95th Street between 95th/Dan Ryan CTA and Harlem ART, extension Harlem ART to LaGrange Road Halsted between 95th/Dan Ryan CTA and 159th Street, extension 159th to US 30 J-Line between Schaumburg/O'Hare and Oak Brook-Naperville
Rail Freight Positive Train ControlPlannedshortPositive train control (PTC) is advanced technology specifically designed to automatically stop or slow a train before certain accidents occur. In particular, PTC is designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, derailments caused by excessive speed, unauthorized incursions by trains onto sections of track where repairs are being made and movement of a train through a track switch left in the wrong position.
RTA Goroo Real Time/Predictive Trip PlannerPotentiallongThis project will incorporate real time and predictive information to the Goroo trip planner.
RTA Illinois Transit HubExistingshort-midThis project entry covers the transit traveler information aspects of the RTA Transit Hub. The project covers dissemination of transit information to Gateway and service boards. Includes development of a Illinois Transit Hub website, and an interface to the RTA Travel Information Center.
RTA Regional Transit Signal Priority Implementation Program RTSPIPExistingshortThis project implements transit signal priority regionwide for selected routes in the Pace and CTA bus systems.
RTA Transit Hub:APTSPlannedmidThis project involves design and development of the Illinois Transit Hub to better manage transit operations. This project heading is used to cover three separate efforts: -Deployment of the Illinois Transit Hub itself -Transfer Connection Protection-- This effort involves real-time monitoring of CTA, PACE, and Metra operations to protect against missed transfers. -Regionwide Unified Fare Collection System (CTA and Pace) —This effort supports deployment of a unified transit fare collection system. The latter two efforts represent uses of the Transit Hub to share information between transit centers in the region.
RTOC Integration of CentersPlannedMidThis project will integrate local traffic management centers (IDOT, Illinois Tollway, Counties, Municipalities) to provide efficient flow of information between them, and also to the Gateway Traveler Information Center. This is especially important for PSAP coordination, which provides a secure connection for PSAP operators to send selected information and relevant information should be passed on to other centers and to the Gateway Traveler Information System. The project includes network connections and software, and will often use the regional communications backbone (Project 106).
RTOC PSAP IntegrationPlannedmidHighway operators benefit from knowledge about emergency situations occurring on their systems which impact operations. The counties, IDOT, City of Chicago, and the Illinois Tollway are pursuing (individually and as a group) information sharing with public safety answering points and emergency responders. Information sharing is desired to be automated, through established communications between PSAPs, emergency responders, and transportation system operators. Highway operators are able to share camera images with emergency responders to evaluate emergency situations, while highway operators are able to respond to operational impacts. Lake County, Kane County, the Illinois Tollway, and IDOT have established some sharing incident information.
Will County Highway Department Vehicle Fleet ManagementExistingshortContinued development of fleet management procedures based on recently acquired GPS location equipment installed on all highway department vehicles.
Will County Signal InterconnectExisting Coordination of signals on county highways. May include signal timing across municipal and county boundaries. May require expanding county communication network. Will County currently has a multi-jurisdictional signal interconnect an Weber Road in Crest Hill, Romeoville and Bolingbrook from Root Street to Lily Cache Lane. Responsibility is split between maintenance and timing, with the owner being responsible for maintenance and Will County being responsible for signal timing.
Will County Traffic Management CenterPotentialMidThis project involves the development of traffic management capabilities for the Will County - a plan exploring this was completed in 2007. One consideration for this TMC is the collocation traffic management and emergency operations centers or it may be a virtual traffic management center. WEBEOC is already in use by the Will County EOC and may provide a platform for incidents, construction, or other road closure information exchange.