INRIX inks deal with U.S. Federal Highway Administration to supply traffic data

INRIX today announced a deal with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration to supply government agencies with its traffic data.

Starting in July, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company will provide the standard data set for all state department of transportation offices and metropolitan planning organizations that report travel information related to reliability, congestion, and emissions to the federal agency.

INRIX, which pulls traffic information from more than 300 million connected vehicles and devices, will help power the administration’s National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS), which provides baseline data about passenger and commercial freight roadway performance across U.S. highways and border crossings.

“We are proud to supply the underlying traffic data that will be used to monitor, measure and improve many of our nation’s key roadways,” Scott Sedlik, INRIX vice president of global public sector, said in a statement. “This federal win is further proof of the breadth and quality of our world-class traffic services.”

INRIX will work with partners like the University of Maryland and Texas A&M to support NPMRDS through 2022.

INRIX now employs 450 employees globally. CBInsights pegged the 13-year-old company as a potential IPO candidate for 2017.