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June 6, 2017

Inrix real-time traffic services to be used by US agencies

Inrix says its traffic data will be used by the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), State and regional agencies to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.

Inrix says its traffic data will be used by the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), State and regional agencies to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.

FHWA’s National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) is used by States to monitor system performance. Starting in July, 2017, all State departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organisations can use Inrix travel time data to establish performance targets and report progress.

NPMRDS provides data for passenger and commercial freight roadway performance across the National Highway System, as well as more than 25 key Canadian and Mexican border crossings. NPMRDS is defined as the baseline dataset to meet the newly established federal congestion and freight performance reporting regulation.

“We are proud to supply the underlying traffic data that will be used to monitor, measure and improve many of our nation’s key roadways,” said Inrix global public sector VP and general manager, Scott Sedlik.

“This Federal win is further proof of the quality of our traffic services.”

Inrix provides coverage and information by using fusion technologies to integrate traffic data sources to create traffic services. Inrix aggregates GPS probe data from an array of commercial vehicle fleets, connected cars and mobile apps.

Inrix has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland and other industry leaders to support NPMRDS through 2022. As the prime contractor, CATT Lab will operate the portal that transportation planners will use to analyse, visualise and understand road performance.

Inrix and UMD have a long partnership delivering projects and services to public agencies, including the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s Vehicle Probe Project. Texas A&M Transportation Institute will assist Inrix in establishing and maintaining NPMRDS GIS location referencing network files based on FHWA’s Highway Performance Monitoring System’s NHS network.

“Inrix real-time traffic services will help public agencies actively measure, report and manage traffic,” said CATT Lab Director Michael Pack. “The quality of the data plays a fundamental and necessary role in NPMRDS to accurately assess our nation’s roadways.”

Inrix collects anonymous, real-time GPS data from more than 300m connected vehicles and devices globally.

The company has real-time information on more than 5m miles of road in 45 countries.

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