ODOT adds analytics to Inrix traffic services to improve state road network


The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has signed a new agreement with Inrix and StreetLight Data in order to monitor, measure and manage the US state’s road network.

Under the new agreement, StreetLight Data will enable ODOT to transform Inrix data into actionable intelligence, while the large data and analytics will support state-wide planning, traffic management and operations.

Ohio DOT will use analytic tools and traffic services from Inrix and StreetLight Data to improve system planning, traffic management and operations in the state.

Inrix global public sector vice-president and general manager Scott Sedlik said: “For nearly five years, INRIX real-time traffic services have helped Ohio DOT actively manage traffic on its roadway. The addition of analytics gives them the tools to more accurately measure and report the impact of transportation investments.

“Additionally, we’re excited ODOT is making these new tools available to all transportation agencies in the state, including the City of Columbus as part of its Smart City Initiative.”

"Additionally, we’re excited ODOT is making these new tools available to all transportation agencies in the state, including the City of Columbus as part of its Smart City Initiative."

Inrix will offer a wide range of tools and services such as Inrix Analytics, which is a suite of on-demand, cloud-based analysis tools that leverage INRIX XD and TMC traffic data across the US that includes roadway analytics and performance measures.

Inrix Trips, on the other hand, offers information about the trips people take, including where they begin and end their journeys, as well as provides information about the waypoints in between.

The Inrix Real-Time Traffic Flow tool has been designed and developed by the company to provide traffic information on freeways, highways, interstates and major arterial roads.

The StreetLight InSight tool will enable ODOT to design, run, visualise and download unlimited customised transportation analyses such as origin-destination, select link, and trip purpose. It combines both Inrix data and location-based services data from smartphones with contextual information to create a unique set of analytics.