Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 14, 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) International Civil Aviation Organization Launches Conflict Zones Risk Tool
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:
Link to news release

2) FAA Needs a More Comprehensive Approach to Address Cybersecurity as Agency Transitions to NextGen
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


3) 'Cruise Control for Pedestrians' Will Steer Your Muscles for You
Link to article in Wired:
Link to paper


4) Interview with Mapillary: Crowdsourced Street-Level Images
Link to article on GPS Business News:


5) Lockheed Eyes May 2017 GPS 3 Launch
Link to article in Defense News:


6) News Update from ERTICO
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7) Senator Who Vowed FMCSA Reform Questions Agency's Release of CSA Smartphone App
Link to article in the Commercial Carrier Journal:

8) Trendsetters in Transportation Technologies: Findings from the Transportation Research Board’s 2014 State Partnership Visits Program
Link to article in TR News:

9) Wi-Fi Hubs on School Buses Connect Students in Transit
Link to article in Education Week:


10) Senator Says Legal Quirk Locks Amtrak Police Out of US Emergency Radio Frequencies
Link to story on KYW-TV:

11) USDOT Okays $3 Million for Positive Train Control Rail Improvements in New York State
Link to article on Empire State News:


12) Global Road Safety Partnership Newsletter – March 2015
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13) British Transport Police Use Video of Woman Being Groped on Tube in Campaign to Stop Sexual Harassment
Link to article in The Independent:
Link to news release

14) Soon You Can Find Transit Windsor Routes and Times on Google Maps
Link to article on windsoriteDOTca:


15) Korea Expressway Uses Big Data to Reduce Traffic Jams
Link to article in The Korea Times:

16) Florida DOT's Plan to Add Regional Traffic Management Center to I-4 Rest Area Leaves Neighbors Fuming
Link to story on News 13:

17) Winnipeg's New Traffic Management System to Speed Up Emergency Response
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18) BMW Reveals High-Tech Driving Goggles
Link to article on Techworld:
Link to news release

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