Illinois Recycling Association 901 Lake St, Oak Park, IL60301 The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA) is a collective voice mobilized for recycling issues in the state. IRA's…More members include recycling professionals in government, business, education and non-profit organizations.
Marion Street Cheese Market 100 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL60302 The staff at Marion Street Cheese Market is known for helping customers choose the right wine by providing them with a…More well-rounded experience and knowledgeable expertise. A small plate menu is available in the cafe and changes with each season. Sit and relax at one of the outdoor bistro tables or a cozy inside booth and enjoy a collection of local products. Marion also lets you choose from a wide selection of wines and cheeses.
This closed-to-the public facility, located near the Eishenhower Expressway, is the data collection center for 170…More miles of the state's freeways in a six-county area.
IDOT spokesman, Josh Kauffman, said the center's staff "designs, supervises, and maintains a network of 2,400 traffic detectors used to monitor expressway traffic in real time. The data is collected and processed through an Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) that compiles data for traffic reports, travel time calculation and archives."
That means the hundreds of sensors placed on the on-ramps and off-ramps by IDOT engineers transmit traffic data back to the Oak Park facility, which uses the results to calculate travel times for use on electronic highway signs, as well as distribution to media outlets for traffic reports.