A year after INRIX, the I-95 Corridor Coalition, and the University of Maryland announced a 3-year expansion of the Vehicle Probe Project (VPP), the collaboration is expanding again. Through a Federal Highway Administration Awards Grant, the Coalition will use INRIX data to expand coverage to over 40,000 miles of roads across 14 states-–and become the largest traffic service in the world.
“Our ability to continue expanding this program is a direct result of the proven value the Project delivers for member states in terms of improved operations, better planning and performance measurement,” said George Schoener, Executive Director of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. “By expanding coverage to four New England states for the first time, nearly every Coalition state is tapping the VPP to meet their operational needs, as well as the new performance measurement requirements of the recent federal legislation.”
Unique when first implemented in 2008, the VPP has achieved 99.8 percent data availability in support of dozens of traffic and incident management, traveler information, and performance measurement/planning uses by the Coalition. In the largest ongoing test of traffic data accuracy in the world, INRIX real-time traffic information has been found accurate within 2.5 MPH on average over the last 4 years.
“Better information means improved operations, more precise planning, and better performance measurement,” added Rick Schuman, Vice President/General Manager of Public Sector, INRIX. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the Coalition and its member agencies to better serve the traveling public.”
Source: INRIX press release, October 11, 2012.