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i95travelinfo.net Spells Relief for Holiday Travelers on the East Coast

Rockville, MD – [August 30, 2010] – Travelers from Maine to Florida this Labor Day weekend will be able to save time and better plan their trips thanks to a web site that provides them with real-time traffic information and estimated drive times for roadways in and between major metropolitan areas along the East Coast.

Covering 15 states and 24 metropolitan areas along the I-95 Corridor, www.i95travelinfo.net offers travelers speed and congestion information on the I-95 corridor, including I-95, the beltways surrounding each major city, and all associated routes that together make up the corridor. Visitors to the web site can manipulate the map to zoom to any of the 15 states and Washington D.C. Traffic congestion information is presented using various color codes; green to indicate free flow, yellow for moderate congestion, red for heavy congestion, maroon for stop-and-go, and black to indicate a closed road within the coverage area.

“One of the Coalition’s goals is to make it easy to learn about traffic conditions along the I-95 Corridor,” said George Schoener, Executive Director, I-95 Corridor Coalition. “i95travelinfo.net continues to be an important element in supporting that goal at a time when travelers along the corridor can benefit from our efforts the most.”

Visitors to the www.i95travelinfo.net are able to choose from a list of predefined locations to set an origin and a destination point. The system then calculates the estimated travel time, the regular travel time at that time of day, the distance between the two points, and a time stamp showing the time since conditions were last updated. A sample of available origin and destination locations are:
• Portland, Maine
• Manchester, New Hampshire
• Boston, Massachusetts
• Providence, Rhode Island
• Hartford, Connecticut
• New York City, New York
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Wilmington, Delaware
• Baltimore, Maryland
• Washington, D.C.
• Richmond, Virginia
• Raleigh, North Carolina
• Columbia, South Carolina
• Atlanta, Georgia
• Orlando, Florida

The content for the Long Distance Trip Planning website has been designed to be utilized without the use of mobile devices. The web site is designed for standard PC browsers, and is not formatted for mobile device usage.

For more information on all of the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s projects, please visit the project profiles on the Coalition web site at
http://www.i95coalition.net/i95/Projects/tabid/81/Default.aspx

About I-95 Corridor Coalition

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is a partnership of transportation agencies, toll authorities, and related organizations, including public safety, port, transit and rail organizations – from the State of Maine to the State of Florida – working together to improve long distance travel for passengers and freight. For more information, visit www.i95coalition.org.

About PBS&J

PBS&J (www.pbsj.com) is an employee-owned company that provides infrastructure planning, engineering, construction management, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients. The firm is ranked by Engineering News-Record as 25th among the nation’s top consulting firms. PBS&J has 3,800 employees and more than 80 offices across the United States and abroad.

About INRIX

INRIX® is the leading provider of accurate traffic and navigation services, with more than 90 customers and industry partners including the Ford Motor Company, TomTom, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON AG, TeleNav, I-95 Corridor Coalition, Tele Atlas, deCarta, ITIS Holdings, TCS, Telmap, ANWB and ADAC. INRIX’s strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation, mapping, telematics and other location-based service applications in the car, online and on mobile devices.
INRIX Traffic Services leverage sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, originally developed by Microsoft Research, to aggregate and enhance traffic-related information from hundreds of public and private sources, including traditional road sensors and the company’s unique network of over 1.4 million GPS-enabled vehicles and cellular probes. INRIX delivers real-time and historical traffic information today for 16 countries across North America and Europe. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of navigation and location-based service applications, visit www.INRIX.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/INRIX.

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MEDIA CONTACT
William W. Stoeckert
Information and Payment Services Program Coordinator
I-95 Corridor Coalition
774-207-0376
wstoeckert@yahoo.com

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