2017 ITS Project of the Year

This year, the ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award breaks the usual routine by recognizing two projects in a tie as winners.

The 2017 ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award for the Most Outstanding ITS Project had seven nominations this year, including:

  • An Adaptive Signal Control system performance study for IDOT in Champaign conducted by the University of Illinois.
  • A web based construction tracking system (ACTS Program) in Chicago for helping multiple agencies keep informed about their active projects.
  • The Chicago Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) to implement active traffic management for 10 multi-agency systems.
  • Naperville’s Centralized Transportation Management System that integrates four traffic signal systems into one network and incorporates ITS supplementary equipment.
  • The US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor project in ODOT’s Dist. 6, producing 35 miles of fiber that will be used for CV/AV testing in an amazing 3.5 months.
  • The City of Evanston, Illinois’ Arterial Integration Project that address complicated interconnection of several complex arterials.
  • The Ohio River Bridges project (INDOT and KYTC) that provided extensive ITS features on two new bridges and a tunnel connecting Kentucky with Indiana.

For the first time ever, there was a tie. INDOT/KYTC’s Ohio River Bridges project and the Naperville Centralized Transportation Management System.

Ohio River Bridges receives 2017 ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award

Ohio River Bridges


The Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project was designed to improve safety, alleviate traffic, connect highways and create economic development.

To learn more about this project: Ohio River Bridges — The project website

Photo: Todd Hood (center) and Tim Emington (right) receive on behalf of Ohio River Bridges the 2017 ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award from Dan Shamo, ITS Midwest Vice President (Indiana)

Naperville CTMS receives 2017 ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award

Naperville Centralized Traffic Management System (CTMS)

by City of Naperville and BBEL

The Centralized Traffic Management System (CTMS), a $1.1 million multi-phase initiative that began in early 2014, incorporates state-of-the-art technologies to improve traffic flow by allowing real-time, system-wide remote programming and operation of the City’s traffic signals.

To learn more about this project:

Photo: Thomas Szabo (CBBEL) receives on behalf of Naperville CTMS the 2017 ITS Midwest “Project of the Year” award from Dan Shamo, ITS Midwest Vice President (Indiana)


Other Finalist Projects included:

  • Operation and Safety Effects Adaptive Signal Control Technology on an urban corridor by IDOT
  • IDOT ACTS Program A web based arterial construction tracking system by IDOT
  • Chicago ATM Advanced Traffic Management System by CDOT
  • US-33 Smart Mobility Corridor Phase I project by ODOT District 6
  • Emerson St./Ridge Ave./Green Bay Rd. An arterial integration project by City of Evanston

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.
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