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I-95 Corridor website improved in time for holiday season

The website for drivers using the I-95 corridor along the East Coast of the USA has been uprated in time for the holiday travel season. Recently expanded to include 3,000 additional miles of roads covering 24 metropolitan areas along the corridor, www.i95travelinfo.net offers travelers speed and congestion information on the I-95 corridor. The area covered includes the I-95 itself, the beltways surrounding each major city, and all associated routes that together make up the corridor. Visitors to the website can manipulate the map to zoom to any of the fifteen states and Washington DC. Traffic congestion information is presented using various color codes; green to indicate free flow, yellow for moderate congestion, red for heavy congestion, maroon for stop-and-go, and black to indicate a closed road within the coverage area.

The site now covers 3,000 additional miles at the northern and southern ends of the corridor. Visitors to the site are able to choose from a list of predefined locations to set an origin and a destination point. The system then calculates the estimated travel time, the regular travel time at that time of day, the distance between the two points, and a time stamp showing the time since conditions were last updated. In addition to the website, congestion information and travel times are now available to travelers at two welcome centers in Virginia. Traffic congestion and travel times are now displayed on large, flat panel public displays at the Skippers Welcome Center; on I-95 northbound, 10 miles south of Emporia, as well as the Welcome Center, located on the southbound side of I-95 in Fredericksburg.

The website uses real-time traffic data provided by Inrix. The content for both the Long Distance Trip Planning website and the public displays has been designed to be used without the use of mobile devices. The website is designed for standard PC browsers, and is not formatted for cell phone usage. “In teaming with the US Department of Transportation for their SafeTrip-21 Initiative, one of our shared goals was to make it as easy to learn about traffic conditions along the I-95 Corridor as it is to find the closest gas station,” says George Schoener, executive director of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. “The travel website and the expanded road coverage we’re announcing is an important step toward that goal at a time when travelers along the corridor can benefit from our efforts the most.”

 

November 25, 2009

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