A $6.4 million partnership between the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and the I-95 Corridor Coalition will fund the additional testing of vehicle probes to provide travel time information along the East Coast, giving commuters in selected areas the potential to make more informed travel decisions, the two entities said.
The award to I-95 Corridor Coalition, through the University of Maryland, is part of the Dept. of Transportation’s SafeTrip-21 initiative, which uses technology to improve safety and reduce gridlock on roadways. The first SafeTrip-21 partnership was launched in June in the San Francisco Bay area.
“Since 1993, the members of the I-95 Corridor Coalition have maintained a strong relationship with the U.S. Department of Transportation,” said George Schoener, executive director of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. “We look forward to working with the Department to test and evaluate the public benefit of innovative travel information services.”