TTI 2010 Urban Mobility Report: Traffic Speed Datasets for your Road Network

INRIX’s speed data set powers Texas Transportation Institute’s 2010 Urban Mobility Report.

TTI competitively selected INRIX for our industry leading, traffic speed and travel time data that provides a much better and more detailed picture of the problems facing urban travelers. INRIX offers affordable, comprehensive data sets across entire urban areas and regions in North America and Europe for government agency and analytical uses.

“Using INRIX Historical Traffic Speed Data results in the biggest improvement in the last two decades” according to UMR report authors and traffic congestion experts David Schrank, Tim Lomax, and Shawn Turner.

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TTI 2010 Urban Mobility Report (UMR)

The Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University publishes the 2010 Urban Mobility Report, the longest running and most widely distributed summary of congestion problems in US urban areas. The UMR documents national and regional congestion trends – and the effectiveness of solutions to reduce congestion – all the way back to 1982. The 2010 UMR continues to calculate metrics like average annual commuter delay, fuel costs, and total cost of congestion, but with a twist: for the first time, direct speed measurements for the top 400,000 miles of roads in the US – using INRIX Historical Traffic Speed Datasets from 2007, 2008, and 2009.

“This Urban Mobility Report begins an exciting new era for comprehensive national congestion measurement,” noted Lomax. “By combining the traffic speed data from INRIX with the traffic volume data from the states, we are now able to provide a much better and more detailed picture of the problems facing urban travelers.”

“This year’s report is a remarkable game changer,” researcher Schrank explained. “The new data address the biggest shortcoming of previous reports. The data show conditions for every day of the year and include the effect of weather problems, traffic crashes, special events, holidays, work zones and other factors directly impacting traffic flow.”

The full report is available for free download at http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums. Highlights include:

  • The nation’s urban congestion tab in 2009: $115 billion
  • Average peak period delay for commuters nationwide in 2009: 34 hours
  • Average congestion cost for commuters nationwide in 2009: $808

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