Tollway to add ‘smart highway’ features too

The Illinois Tollway is planning to create one of the nation’s most sophisticated “smart highway” systems, one designed to reduce congestion and improve safety by flashing real-time messages to motorists, officials say…
The system to be installed on the Addams is known as “active traffic management,” or ATM, which is designed to improve mobility and safety as well as cut congestion, experts say.
ATM will also help the Tollway and Pace partner on their first-of-its-kind plan to incorporate mass transit on the Addams. The overhead signs will designate the inner lanes of the Addams exclusively for the express buses that Pace will run between park-and-ride lots and the CTA’s Blue Line station in Rosemont.