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2013-07-30 08:20:39

~ June Data Shows Traffic Congestion Up for the Third Consecutive Month ~ Kirkland, Wash., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows traffic congestion in June rose by more than eight percent on a year-over-year basis, adding a positive note to the ongoing debate about the state of the U.S. economy. The June congestion data comes on the heels of higher-than-expected payroll additions([1]), but also lower-than-expected consumer confidence...

2013-06-04 08:20:30

~ INRIX Gridlock Index Shows Mixed Regional Performances Underlying Overall Rise in National Traffic Congestion ~ KIRKLAND, Wash., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the most recent INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows overall levels of U.S. traffic jumped by more than nine percent during April - the second largest year-over-year increase recorded by the IGI. While more commuters and shoppers took to the roads on a nationwide basis, regional measures differed sharply. Midwestern...

2013-03-29 12:20:07

~ Latest INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) Shows Highest Increase in Traffic Congestion in Two Years KIRKLAND, Wash., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gridlock in the U.S. has staged a dramatic comeback after two years of post-recession lows. Data from the most recent INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows that traffic jumped by almost 10 percent during February - the largest year-over-year increase recorded by IGI in two years, and a healthy sign of rising economic activity across 100 metro areas....

2013-02-05 00:21:19

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane released the following statement about the Texas Transportation Institute's "Urban Mobility Report": "Washington, D.C., has the dubious distinction of being number one in two areas. It is the capital of partisan gridlock, and now traffic gridlock. "The finding in the Texas Transportation Institute report that America's transportation network is...

2013-01-31 08:21:13

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows drivers spent less time in traffic in December 2012 versus the same period one year ago. Compared to the dramatic 20 percent drop in traffic congestion year-over-year from December 2010 to December 2011, gridlock declined just three percent year-over-year in December 2012. "For the first time in several years, we've avoided a complete freefall in...

2013-01-07 12:30:20

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The November 2012 aggregate score for the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI), a monthly measurement of road traffic congestion in 10 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, is 17.7, meaning that gridlock in these cities made the average driving trip 17.7 percent longer than necessary. Published by INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, the latest IGI score shows a sluggish yet enduring rebound in national...

2012-12-10 08:21:21

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, launched the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI), a new monthly report that measures the intensity of gridlock in 10 of the largest cities in the US. In October 2012, the aggregate IGI score was 17.6, meaning the average driving trip in these cities took almost 18 percent longer than necessary, due to traffic. October's traffic congestion data shows that while we are...

2012-09-10 14:25:51

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowStoppers for the Digital Holidays 2012 -- As consumers go shopping for this year's must-have gadgets featured at the ShowStoppers for the Digital Holidays event, INRIX offers them a free, easy to use smartphone app that gets them to the mall with the fastest routes alerting them to traffic hotspots to avoid along the way. "Of all the stresses we face during the holidays, traffic can be the worst. But if you're using INRIX Traffic, the problem...

2012-06-05 06:21:22

KIRKLAND, Wash. and SAO PAULO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX®, a leading provider of traffic information and driver services announced an exclusive partnership with MapLink, the leading provider of traffic and location-based services in Brazil. In a country where an expanding middle class sends 9,000 new vehicles onto local roads every day, INRIX's partnership with MapLink will provide Brazil with the most accurate real-time and predictive traffic services available at a time local...

2012-05-22 02:20:19

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, introduces a new app for the iPhone and iPad that helps drivers take control of their commute and avoid traffic. With drivers spending up to 60 hours last year idling on America's Worst Roads(1), INRIX Traffic helps cut the cost of gridlock with the following time-saving features: Your Fastest Routes to Home & Work: Drivers can easily decide which route...