Travelers in the greater Chicago metro area can find assistance in planning their commute with the Travel Midwest app. The app was first introduced in the fall of 2012. The Illinois Department of Transportation is encouraging Chicago area muncipalities to publicize the app, according to Lake Zurich Village President Suzanne Branding. The Lake Zurich village website has featured the app on its home page.
Travel Midwest is the official iPhone/Android app of the popular travelmidwest.com travel website. It provides a traffic map that extends from Milwaukee to the Quad Cities to southwestern Michigan.
Map layers include Travel Times, Expressway Congestion, Arterial Congestion, Expressway Construction, Arterial Construction, and Incidents.
Users can select from preset maps, such as Lake County, and move and zoom the map anywhere in the coverage area, and tap on the map to get details about incidents or travel times.