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!
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
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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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
Call with any questions:
Dan Shamo, Chairman - Awards Committee 317-532-5423 or
Scott Lee, ITS Midwest Secretary / President-Elect 872-315-6005
650 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Scott Lee, President
Bini William, Secretary/President-Elect