Traffic.com Gets Green Light From Congress

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Passage of the federal highway bill means the Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure Program will continue.

The next time someone says you’re dumb as pavement, thank them for the compliment.

Traffic.com disclosed in a press release that with the passage of SAFETEA-LU by Congress, it will continue its deployment of interoperable traffic sensors in major metropolitan areas. Those sensors provide comprehensive information on traffic in real-time.

The federal contract funds Traffic.com’s work with ITIP, including equipment, maintenance, and operational expenses. The system has been deployed in several major cities already: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington, DC.

Other cities soon to join the program include Baltimore, Detroit, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, and Seattle. A number of other cities have been considering the program, and will gain additional time to do so under the recently passed highway bill.

Traffic.com provides information via its web site, and through a network of media partners like The Weather Channel, XM Radio, and Viacom’s CBS-owned TV stations.

“Our advanced technology will continue to assist consumers with valuable, up-to-the-minute traffic information and help our public sector partners improve planning processes for traffic related issues such as work zone safety, crash responses, and highway operations,” said David L. Jannetta, president of Traffic.com, in the release.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

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