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Governor's Vision - Open Road Tolling - Chicago, IL

More than a decade a ago, inVISION Studios first began working with traffic and transportation engineers to visually enhance their design presentations & capture the public's attention.  In 2004, Wilbur Smith Associates (now  CDM Smith) contracted inVISION Studios to assist the Illinois Tollway  in conveying the Governor's Vision - Open  Road Tolling.  WSA had already studied various traffic scenarios through the use of VISSIM, PTV's microscopic traffic simulation software.  It was inVISION's job to take that data and make it look real.  Working from the client's roadway specifications, satellite imagery & site photogrphy, inVISION Studios built the world around the traffic.  As visual communication specialists, it's inVISION's job and passion to understand the client's proposed infastructure as well as the surrounding land mass, vegitaion and architecture and then represent it as accurately and realistically as possible in a 3D model.

The Governor's VIsion - Open Road Tolling enhanced VISSIM Simulaton was first produced in 2004.  The video content below, from that original presentation, was recently reprocessed with today's more advanced visualzation software in order to improve the video quality and resolution.  

"The visualization media provided by inVISION Studios to the Illinois Tollway Authority is simply terrific!  By utilizing such detailed and realistic visual aids, politicians and members of the financial community are quickly able to gain a clear understanding of what the money is being spent on and what the resulting benefits will be.  This understanding leads to much needed political support and quickly resolved bonding issues.  More importantly are the public relations benefits we receive from the use of this media.  Neighborhood and community groups, upon seeing the detailed presentation media and its accurate depiction of familiar references, immediately visualize and understand the scope and purpose of nearby improvements and are therefore typically more accepting of construction delays.  Visualization media has become a key component in our communications efforts and for this service, we highly recommend inVISION Studios." 

Leanne P Redden, AICP Former Chief of Planning Illinois Tollway
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