Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition

Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition


Three Member States Receive AV Proving Grounds

Three of GLRTOC’s member states – Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin – receive a new USDOT designation as autonomous vehicle (AV) proving grounds. Read more…

Truck Parking Technology

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is joining several other Midwest states by installing Truck Parking Information Management Systems (TPIMS) near four rest areas along eastbound I-94 between Dunn and Columbia counties. The TPIMS technology will monitor a total of 157 parking stalls at four rest area locations: Rest Area 61 near Menomonie; Rest Area 53 near Millston; Rest Area 9 near Lyndon Station; and Rest Area 11 near Portage.

MAASTO TPIMS Rolling Along!

The project team for MAASTO’s Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) is rolling right along! Through the USDOT TIGER program, they were awarded $25M last October (2015) to develop and deploy this across eight of GLRTOC’s member states. Click this post’s image or title to read more…

Green Light for Toll Bridge Linking I-80 to CenterPoint

[Chicago Tribune] The state has given the green light to a new toll bridge linking Interstate 80 to the CenterPoint intermodal facility in Joliet and Elwood….

Passenger Rail on the Move in the Great Lakes Megaregion

Chicago and Toronto are in the top five largest metros in North America (behind only Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles), and they are both meeting new success with passenger rail options. The GTA Metrolinx is expanding the Toronto Regional Express Rail network, and IDOT gets a green light for the Chicago – Quad Cities (IL, IA) line. Read more…

FHWA Targets Border Congestion with Technology

“Michigan has the busiest commercial truck border crossing in North America. For commercial vehicles on long routes through the Great Lakes region, the most significant delay on a consistent basis occurs at border crossings between the US and Canada.” – GLRTOC MCOM FFY 2011 Proposal

FHWA awarded $256k for innovative border wait time technology for northern border crossings in Michigan and elsewhere to to improve trade with Canada…