Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition

Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition

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Midwest Chicago Megaregion Workshop

Our Great Lakes Megaregion has a population of nearly 70 million across the GLRTOC members, and the importance of the cross border economy of the Chicago and Upper Midwest areas cannot be overstated. On August 28-29, 2017, public and private stakeholders across seven of our states and from the USDOT held a workshop focusing on multimodal freight transportation on a megaregion level. Click the title or image to read more and view the report…

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…