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Title:Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Activities and Needs in IDOT District Offices
Author(s):Chapman, Jeremy R.; Benekohal, Rahim F.
Subject(s):Intelligent Transportation System, ITS, ITS needs, ITS activities in IDOT districts, Statewide planning of ITS, ITS in Illinois
Abstract:While most of the ITS activities are a part of Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Corridor project, there are many other ITS projects throughout Illinois. This study summarizes the needs, current and planned ITS activities in IDOT District Offices. Interviews were conducted with key District personnel involved with ITS. The districts are looking to ITS as a tool to get more done and improve their services to the public, however, they are making decisions based on limited information they can get. The districts are very concerned that new ITS projects are being handed down with only construction funds. This poses a concern because ITS installations will need maintenance, but those funds are not provided, and will have to trade off with existing maintenance needs. The districts are very concerned with their workloads. ITS is becoming an additional responsibility for existing employees who were already overworked. Districts are implementing various levels of ITS on their own initiative, and there are many projects that each district would like to use ITS as a part of. The districts are learning about ITS applications from vendors who are trying to sell products. Several recommendations are made to deal with these issues
Issue Date:2002-05
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:The Illinois Department of Transportation
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-22

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