Travel Midwest Trip Alerts Registration
The Travel Midwest Trip Alerts System is a free service that provides email notifications of up to date traffic information on user-selected trips along the expressways in the Travel Midwest coverage area. You can define one or more trips using the Travel Midwest Trip Map, and then press the "Trip Alerts" button to add it to your account. Once you have added a trip, you can view current traffic information for the trip on the Trip Report page or sign up to receive email alerts about selected traffic information along that trip. You can select the email format, the days and times on which you wish to receive alerts, and the type of traffic information you wish to receive for each of your trips. You can also give a period during which alerts will not be sent (e.g., for a vacation) and a speed threshold so that you only receive alerts when the speed is below that value. Once you have created an Alerts System account, you can add, modify, or delete trips and their alert preferences at any time.
To sign up for Travel Midwest Trip Alerts, enter your user information, enter the letters and numbers in the image, and then press "Register" to sign up. An account will be created and you will receive an email notification that your account has been created, which will include a link that you must follow to activate your account and receive alerts. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that the person who filled out the registration form is the person at that account.
Enter the email address at which you wish to receive alerts and a password that you will use to access your Travel Midwest Trip Alert System account. Your password must be at least eight characters and contain characters from at least two of the following categories: lower case, upper case, digits, and symbols. If you wish to suspend Illinois Traffic Alert System messages for a period of time, e.g. while you are on vacation, enter the dates on the Suspend Alerts line.
To help the system format the alerts properly, select the format for the alerts. The style "HTML-Formatted Email" formats the alert with colors, borders, and so on, but HTML must be supported by the device and software that you use to read Email.