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The RTA is leading the development of an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program for transit in northeastern Illinois. The RTA's ITS Program provides a blueprint for the application and integration of technology to improve transit services and provide operators and customers with information that supports seamless, multi-modal travel for users of the transportation system. A wide variety of ITS technologies have been used throughout the transit industry to increase both operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. Through the ITS Program, the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace are working together to evaluate existing capabilities and investigate emerging technologies that will improve our ability to share information and coordinate regional services.

One of the RTA's key missions, as outlined by the RTA Act is to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated public transit system for the residents of northeastern Illinois. Since 1991, when the federal government designated the Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) ITS Priority Corridor, transportation agencies and other key stakeholders in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin have worked together to develop solutions to transportation problems and create a coordinated strategy for transportation technology investments for the 16-county region. Corridor programs stress the importance of interoperability and information sharing among transit and highway departments and other agencies providing emergency and medical services. The RTA's role in this effort aims to ensure that the technologies deployed by the CTA, Metra and Pace are coordinated with other transportation entities throughout the GCM Corridor.

Transit Signal Priority

Projects By Status
StatusNumber of Projects
In Progress1

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Project TitleStatus
Active Transit Station Signs (ATSS) Completed
CTA Transit Signal Priority Demonstration Completed
CTA Western Avenue Express Bus Facilities and Service Enhancement Project Completed
CTA Wireless Supervisory Control and Data Distribution System (WSCDDS) Completed
Corridor Planning Standards Completed
Multi-Modal Traveler Information Kiosk (MMIK) Completed
Multi-Modal Trip Planner System (MMTPS) Completed
Pace Intelligent Bus System Completed
Pace Queue-Jump Feasibility and Design Study Completed
Pace Transit Operations Decision Support System Prototype Development Completed
Pace Transit Signal Priority Demonstration for the Harvey Transportation Center Completed
Parking Management Guidance System (PMGS) Completed
Regional Bus Arrival Information System (BusInfo) In Progress
Regional Traffic Simulation with Transit Signal Priority Completed
Regional Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems Plan Completed
Regional Transit Signal Priority Location Study Completed
Regional Traveler Information Kiosk Implementation Plan (RTIK) Completed
Transfer Connection Protection Completed
Western Avenue Transit Signal Priority Feasibility Study Completed

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