TrafficCast International Renews Contract with GeoDecisions to Support Logistics Planning and Homeland Security with Real-Time Traffic Data – US Military Transportation Engineering Agency Benefits from Data Integration
Madison, WI April 4, 2007 – For the fourth year, TrafficCast International, Inc., the leader in traffic data aggregation and analysis, will supply comprehensive real-time traffic data to GeoDecisions, the geospatial solutions division of Gannet Fleming Inc., to support essential logistics planning operations of the US Military and Homeland Security.
To effectively manage resource deployment, both for emergency response as well as conventional assignments, the US Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (US-TEA) employs a web-based portal to worldwide logistics and infrastructure information. This Intelligent Road & Railroad Information Server, called IRRIS, leverages the latest advances in location-based services and geographic information systems to provide the real-time information necessary for enhanced logistics decision-making.
In the continental US, TrafficCast data is the essential component for timely and relevant information about road conditions, construction and local incidents to facilitate deployment of assets and personnel. Such situational awareness not only assists typical freight and convoy movements, but also enables more efficient operations in times of crisis. For example, in its response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the US Army used IRRIS extensively, including TrafficCast data to track the widespread road closures and necessary detours.
“We are pleased to renew our contract with TrafficCast to supply traffic data to the IRRIS portal,” said Jonathan Pollack, Vice President of GeoDecisions, “Data from TrafficCast has proven its value under challenging conditions, and we look forward to continuing to expand its application.”
“Our work with GeoDecisions and the US-TEA is highly gratifying,” said Connie Li, CEO of TrafficCast. “Their requirements are technically challenging but the objectives of effective resource deployment are essential for efficient military operations. We are proud to be on the team.”
About GeoDecions: GeoDecisions is an award-winning leader in the information technology industry. It specializes in geospatial solutions utilizing the power of spatial information to enhance the decision-making process. GeoDecisions’ experienced staff of more than 150 professional consultants, analysts, and developers have a complete understanding of how to integrate this spatial information with cutting-edge technology for the public and private markets. GeoDecisions became a division of Gannett Fleming, Inc. the international planning, design and construction management firm, in 1997.
About US-TEA: As the premier Department of Defense deployment engineering and analysis center, SDDCTEA (formerly MTMCTEA) employs state-of-the-art computational and analytical tools as well as the most advanced information system technologies to satisfy the war fighter’s total force projection needs. Today’s National Military Strategy is built on our ability to rapidly deploy, project and sustain armed forces anywhere in the world. These force projection goals are constantly evolving and becoming ever more demanding. SDDCTEA supports these requirements with timely and accurate surface distribution-related analyses and transportation engineering solutions.
About TrafficCast International, Inc. TrafficCast International is the leading provider of digital traffic data, with patented software and predictive models to produce route-specific real-time traffic information and travel time forecasts for traditional and emerging traffic information markets. Privately-held, TrafficCast International is a subsidiary of TrafficCast Inc, and is backed by angel and venture capital investors. The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin and has a branch office in Shanghai. For more information, see www.trafficcast.com.