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INRIX Taps Big Data to Help Ohio Keep Traffic Moving on State Roads

Kirkland, WA – July 17, 2012 – INRIX Inc., the leading provider of traffic information and driver services, announced a collaboration with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to help the state leverage big data to return travel conditions to normal in record time following snowstorms and other weather events.

ODOT will use INRIX traffic information and cloud-based analytics to further the state’s goal of clearing roads statewide within three hours after major storms.

“Restoring travel to normal conditions as quickly as possible not only improves public safety but keeps people and commerce moving across the state,” said Ted Trepanier, Senior Director of Public Sector, INRIX. “We’re providing Ohio with an objective, data-driven approach for assessing the performance of their weather response efforts for every storm, on every route statewide.”

Response time measurement is one of ODOT’s Critical Success Factors used to assess performance at the state and district level. ODOT will use information from roadway weather information stations and INRIX traffic speed data to determine the time required to clear roads and return travel conditions to normal on more than 400 key routes statewide.

In addition to major weather events, ODOT also will use INRIX traffic speed data and analytics to assess Travel Time Reliability on key corridors throughout the day. INRIX will help ODOT identify hours between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. when speeds are below the speed limit to assess operational strategies and pinpoint locations that would benefit most from highway improvements.
Big Data at Work
Ohio joins more than twenty-five state departments of transportation using INRIX traffic speed data for more than a million miles of highways, interstates and secondary roads in the U.S. in their daily operations, traveler services or congestion performance measures. In 2012, new projects in Virginia and Washington in North America as well as England, Scotland, Germany and Austria are using INRIX traffic data and analytics to drive insight that helps them more cost-effectively build, manage and measure the performance of their road networks.

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