2015 ITS Project of the Year

The 2016 ITS Midwest Project of the Year Award for the most outstanding ITS Project went to… TIMS Integrated Performance System (TIPS) to Measure and Improve Traffic DataManagement and Maintenance by Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISHTA)

ITS Midwest recognizes ITS Project of the Year 2015

Scott Evans (left), ITS Midwest Kentucky Vice President and member of the Recognition Committee presents the 2015 ITS Midwest Project of the Year award to Ahmed Ghaly, Illinois Tollway Traffic Operations Manager. Photo Credits: ITS Midwest


TIMS Integrated Performance System (TIPS) to Measure and Improve Traffic DataManagement and Maintenance

by Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISHTA)

This project addresses the issue of managing a rapidly expanding ITS system in order to properly implement it, demonstrate results, provide efficient, effective presentations to management, and make information-based decisions.

In 2013, the Illinois Tollway ITS team initiated the TIMS Integrated Performance System or TIPS because ITS expansion for the Illinois Tollway is occurring at a rapid rate. With this level of ITS investment, it was recognized that measurements are required to answer major information needs.

This project is unique in terms of:

  • Flexibility: Customizable reports provide multiple ways to access information
  • Efficiency: Concise and clear roadway and equipment performance metrics.
  • Appeal: TIPS information is easy for multiple audiences to comprehend.
  • Clarity: The information supports short term actions in a very obvious way, demystifying ITS and specifically TIMS.

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Other Finalist Projects included:

  • Illinois Department of Transportation Automated Lane Closure System by IDOT - The Project eliminates the need for manual input of contractor and maintenance related lane closure requests by developing an automated system to manage lane closures.
  • Traffic and Incident Management System (TIMS) Smart Work Zone Updates for Improved Traffic Operations and Management by ISHTA - This project promotes more efficient and effective communication to drivers in long work zones; ensures more accurate measurements of work zone performance; manages ITS devices across various contracts.

About the ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” Award

Each year one or more ITS projects are chosen to receive the ITS Midwest Project of the Year Award.
About the ITS Midwest Award Program


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