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Federal Highway Administration signs up INRIX

The company uses advanced fusion technologies to integrate the full range of traffic data sources

INRIX traffic data will be used to monitor, measure and improve key roadways in the US
INRIX traffic data will be used to monitor, measure and improve key roadways in the US

The United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced it and state and regional agencies will use traffic information supplied by INRIX to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.


FHWA’s National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) is used by states to monitor system performance. From July 2017, all state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organisations can use INRIX travel time data to establish performance targets and report on progress.


NPMRDS provides comprehensive and consistent data for passenger connected car services and transportation analytics and commercial freight roadway performance across the National Highway System, as well as over 25 key Canadian and Mexican border crossings.


NPMRDS is defined as the baseline dataset to meet the newly established federal congestion and freight performance reporting regulation.


INRIX claims to provide the widest coverage and most accurate information available by using advanced fusion technologies to integrate the full range of traffic data sources to create high quality traffic services. It aggregates GPS probe data from a wide array of commercial vehicle fleets, connected cars and mobile apps.


“We are proud to supply the underlying traffic data that will be used to monitor, measure and improve many of our nation’s key roadways,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager – global public sector at INRIX. “This federal win is further proof of the breadth and quality of our world-class traffic services.”


INRIX has also partnered with the Centre for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland and other industry leaders to support NPMRDS through 2022.


As the prime contractor, CATT Lab will operate the portal that transportation planners will use to analyse, visualise and understand road performance. INRIX and UMD have a long and successful partnership in delivering projects and services to public agencies, including the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s Vehicle Probe Project.


Texas A&M Transportation Institute will assist INRIX in establishing and maintaining high quality NPMRDS GIS location referencing network files based on FHWA’s Highway Performance Monitoring System’s NHS network.


“INRIX real-time traffic services will help public agencies actively measure, report and manage traffic,” said Michael Pack, lab director, CATT. “The quality of the data plays a fundamental and necessary role in NPMRDS to accurately assess our nation’s roadways.”



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