Calgary selects Inrix Roadway Analytics to monitor real-time performance


The City of Calgary has selected Inrix’s Roadway Analytics software suite for instant and highly precise road performance analysis via the cloud, enabling staff to gain insight on traffic patterns, in order to maximize improvement efforts and minimize costs.

The Roadway Analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform will help the Canadian city reduce the cost of operations, identify areas that benefit most from road improvements, and more accurately measure and report the impact of transportation investments. Launched in 2016, Roadway Analytics provides technical analyses, charts, tables and other visualizations, to convey important information and recommendations to transportation decision makers. Covering more than five million miles of road in 45 countries, it uses the world’s largest traffic data network, and is trusted by leading auto makers and transportation agencies globally.

The Inrix Roadway Analytics portfolio includes:

• Performance Charts produces line and bar graphs, which enable before and after studies and/or comparisons of roadways with visualizations to communicate findings;

• Congestion Scan uses heat maps to identify problem areas along a road, helping Calgary pinpoint the location of congestion to better target improvements;

• Trend Maps is a visual communication tool that illustrates the impact of roadway conditions throughout the day;

• Bottleneck Ranking identifies hotspots or congested corridors during a specific analysis period within an area, and provides a ranking by determining the number of occurrences, length and duration of each bottleneck;

• Data Downloader enables users to directly query Inrix’s XD Traffic speed archive data for any road segment and/or time period.

The software is helping Calgary manage its road network with access to on-demand data to analyze, visualize and understand performance, without the need for additional technology investments. The city can also identify and compare locations that are operating sub-optimally to help prioritize road improvement efforts. It also allows city planners to perform before and after studies to quantify and communicate the impact of road projects; monitor and identify performance trends on roadways; produce and report key performance indicators (KPIs) on travel times and congestion reduction; and monitor, compare and adjust construction zones to minimize the impact on traffic flow.

“As Alberta’s largest city, Calgary has a unique road network that’s affected by a wide range of variables, including population growth, geographic location and extreme climate conditions,” said Sameer Patil, traffic leader at the City of Calgary. “Inrix Roadway Analytics is a valuable tool to help maximize transportation efforts, while maintaining a close eye on our investments.”


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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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