2016 ITS Project of the Year

The 2016 ITS Midwest Project of the Year Award for the most outstanding ITS Project had strong contenders this year including Ohio’s new OHGO Mobile App for their Traveler Information System, the Ohio DOT Statewide Towing and Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) Program for the quick clearance of large commercial vehicle incidents, the Travel Midwest/ Gateway Traveler Information System (GTIS) expansion that added coverage for all counties along the I-94 corridor from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota to Detroit/Port Huron, Michigan and all interstates in Illinois, and finally the Chicago DOTís Electronic Traffic Crash Reporting System that collects accurate and timely data on traffic crashes.

And the winner was … Ohio’s new OHGO Mobile App for their Traveler Information System!

ITS Midwest recognizes ITS Project of the Year 2016

Stephanie Marik (ODOT) receives on behalf of ODOT the 2016 ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award from Scott Evans (Northrop Grumman). Photo Credits: ITS Midwest

 

OHGO Mobile App

by ODOT

The OHGO app has a few unique features that are beneficial above and beyond the website. By far the most impactful feature is personalized alerts. Users tell the app their normal commute times, routes, and days of week. By taking advantage of mobile technology OHGO was able to provide timely and useful information to motorists. The app also has a hands free mode to avoid distracted driving. Lastly a new predictive traffic feature allows motorists to plan ahead and get an idea of what traffic speeds will look like in the future.

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Other Finalist Projects included:

  • ODOT Statewide Towing and Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) Program for the Quick Clearance of Large Commercial Vehicle Incidents by ODOT - TRIP’s purpose is to facilitate the quick clearance of large commercial vehicle incidents on Ohio’s major freeways and expressways to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce the possibility of secondary crashes.
  • Traffic Management Centers Integrated Throughout the Midwest Regionby IDOT - This project’s purpose was to achieve: 1) Gateway Traveler Information System (GTIS) expansion to cover all counties along the I-94 corridor from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota to Detroit/Port Huron, Michigan and all interstates in Illinois. 2) Integration of Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) throughout the Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition coverage area; 3) Facilitate integration of TMCs 4) “One-stop shop” for real-time traffic management information such as incidents, construction, congestion, travel times, camera feeds, and dynamic message signs.
  • Electronic Traffic Crash Reporting to collect accurate and timely data on traffic crashes. by Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Police Department, Illinois Department of Transportation - This project’s purpose is to achieve: 1) Timely and accurate traffic crashreporting, 2) Reduce delay in implementing crash mitigation efforts, and 3) Eliminate duplication of efforts and conflicting crash statistics.

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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