In September, INRIX was awarded a multi-year contract by Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide statewide real-time speed and travel time data and analytics. Since 2012, in partnership with the CATT Lab at the University of Maryland, INRIX has supplied ODOT and its partner agencies with real-time data and analytics for rural and US routes. This contract expands the real-time data provision to all major roads statewide and extends the statewide analytics services to cover more roads with more granularity.
Demonstrating our flexibility and customer service, the contract was awarded and we went live with the key expansions three weeks later, allowing ODOT to seamlessly transition from previous contracts with INRIX and a competitor despite such a short runway.
Real-time services were expanded such that INRIX now provides speeds statewide, in the Cincinnati metro area on major interstates, and other key routes via 10,130 ‘virtual sensors’ (an ODOT specific format to mimic roadside sensors), up from 2,259 in the previous contract. Additionally, INRIX has committed to work with ODOT and its new traffic management software provider to transition from the virtual sensor format to the standard segment-based data during the contract to enable maximum benefit from the available data.
ODOT has also expanded the analytics services – adding INRIX Traffic XD segment data alongside TMC segment data – to improve the performance of several modules such as congestions scans and trend maps, and CATT Lab’s new arterial focus travel time comparison and travel time delta ranking modules that only work with XD segment data (for more information on specific modules, go here: https://pda.ritis.org/suite/tutorials/). XD coverage adds roughly 50% more statewide road coverage with 4 times the segments as compared to TMC coverage and granularity.
We look forward to continuing to support ODOT and its partners in the coming years as they continue to:
- Integrate INRIX data into our a ATMS & decision support system, as well as ODOT’s award winning Traveler information system: OHGO.
- Feed into a TSMO Data Warehouse that will soon be powering ODOT’s TSMO Analytics Dashboard (will be live in 2019).
- Support the development of various critical performance measures for ODOT, included the patented Roadway Maintenance Condition Detection and Analysis (U.S. Patent No. 110,410,160 B2).
- Support the development of ODOT’s annual TOAST list.
TSMO studies across the state will be developed based on the “worst” TOAST routes. Those studies will be competing for dedicated TMSO funding at ODOT to implement various TSMO countermeasures. This is all helping ODOT move towards a more data driven organization.