Travel information company INRIX has announced that the US Federal Highway Administration will continue to use its data to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.
FHWA licenses the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) for use by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), state DOTs, and Metropolitan Planning Organisations (MPOs) to monitor and report on road system performance. Originally selected to source NPMRDS data in 2017, the FHWA reselected INRIX to supply data through 2026. NPMRDS provides comprehensive and consistent data for passenger and commercial freight roadway performance across the National Highway System and over 25 key Canadian and Mexican border crossings.
Every state and metropolitan planning organization in the United States uses NPMRDS. It is considered the baseline dataset to meet the newly established federal congestion and freight performance reporting regulation.
“With over 7,000 professionals across more than 325 agencies using NPMRDS, we are proud to continue to supply the underlying speed and travel time data that monitor, measure and improve many of our nation’s key roadways,” said Matt Perrine, Chief Revenue Officer at INRIX. “This federal reselection is further proof of the breadth and quality of our world-class traffic services.”
INRIX will continue its partnership with the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland and other industry leaders to support NPMRDS through 2026. As the prime contractor, the CATT Lab operates the NPMRDS portal that transportation planners use to retrieve data and analyse, visualise, and understand road performance. INRIX and UMD have a long and successful partnership in delivering projects and services to public agencies.
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