US News: INRIX wins multi-million dollar contract for real-time traffic data

US News: INRIX wins multi-million dollar contract for real-time traffic data

INRIX has been awarded a multi-million dollar, multi-year contract by the I-95 Corridor Coalition to provide travel time and speed data on a network of US highways and arterials that contribute to interstate movement along the I-95 Corridor.

The initial system, which will span from New Jersey to North Carolina covering approximately 1,500 centre-line miles of freeways and 1,000 centre-line miles of major arterials, is projected to be operational in mid-2008.

Ultimately the system may expand throughout the entire eastern seaboard.

The I-95 Corridor Coalition region handles 565 million long distance trips, 5.3 billion tons of freight, represents $3.95 trillion of the GDP and is equivalent to the third largest economy in the world.

The I-95 Corridor Coalition initiative is the largest implementation of real-time traffic flow data sharing across a multi-state region, and the first multi-state project leveraging GPS vehicle probes and traditional road sensor information.

With the Indefinite Deliver, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract initially set for a period of three years (with a ten-year extension option), it is designed to accommodate additional task orders to expand coverage, integrate data into existing systems or create applications to use data as the Coalition and/or a specific agency member desires.

With well over 12,000 centre-line miles of freeways in the 16-state region spanning from Maine to Florida, this contract could evolve into the largest network of its kind, by far.

The real-time traffic data to be provided will be available to the I-95 Corridor Coalition and its members, and is targeted to support various applications including travel time on signs, 511 systems, incident management systems, Internet-based traveller information services, congestion performance measures, and other planning and operations applications.

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