Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

New Report Proves the Exceptional Quality of INRIX Vehicle Probe Data

Today, we’re proud to share the results of a new report revealing the exceptional quality of INRIX probe data and its value to transportation agencies worldwide. Conducted by the University of Maryland on behalf of the 16 state I-95 Corridor Coalition, the largest ongoing analysis of traffic data quality in the world found INRIX traffic speeds and travel times consistently met, and typically far exceeded the accuracy requirements of the Coalition. Of particular note, the report shows how INRIX quality continues to improve over time under increasingly more challenging tests conducted following major weather events and other incidents having an immediate and dramatic impact on traffic conditions.

Read INRIX blog post where Ted Trepanier, INRIX Director of Product Management, shares the key findings as well as how he sees the value of vehicle probe data for agencies of all sizes for daily operations, agency planning and performance measurement, regardless of the current level of agency development.


1) Gatwick Airport CIO Continues Cloud Take Off
Link to article in CIO:

2) Gatwick Airport Targets West London with Flyers Warning of Heathrow Noise
Link to article on Get West London:


3) New York City Council to Consider Ban on Texting While Biking
Link to story on WCBS-AM Radio:


4) Taiwan Freeway Bureau: New Toll System Cuts Travel Time
Link to article from The Central News Agency:


5) US Air Force Says GPS Glitch Even Older than First Believed
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6) Articles from April Issue of Catalyst
 -  Can Video Games Change Attitudes Toward Distracted Driving?
 -  Making SMART Signal Even Smarter
 -  Navigation Systems Could Reduce Congestion for All


7) Los Angeles Metro Launches Campaign Against Sexual Harassment
Link to article on MyNewsLA:
Link to news release


8) Railroad Maintenance Closes Nebraska Grade Crossings Without Notification
Link to story on KSNB-TV:


9) Even with Orange Lines Visibility Can Be Challenging Around Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange
Link to story on WISN-TV:

10) Belgium's Flemish Region to Deploy Smart Highway Lighting
Link to article in ITS International:
Link to news release


11) Dallas Area Rapid Transit Integrates Uber Into Its App
Link to article on SiliconANGLE:
Link to news release


12) Metra Adopting 'Confidential Close Call Reporting System'
Link to article in Metro:
Link to news release

13) How Good is the Allegheny County Port Authority's Bus-Tracking System?
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Account Manager-Sales – Econolite Group, Inc. – Boston/New England Region

 -  Call for Expressions of Interest – Becoming Associated Members of Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking – European Commission

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