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Patriots, Jets Rivalry Means Mass Gridlock in the Boston area Thursday Night

First in a series of reports on the traffic impact of NFL football games

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First the good news: the NFL game pitting the New England Patriots against the New York Jets doesn't start until 8:25 p.m. Now the bad news: drivers will face a regular evening rush hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. then two more rush hours as thousands of people flock to the stadium between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and leave between 11 p.m. and midnight.

"In short, drivers are looking at 20-30 extra minutes of delay on top of normal rush hour traffic anywhere they go between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday," said Jamie Holter, INRIX Traffic Analyst. "Thursday is the worst traffic day of the week in Boston. And that's on a day without football."

INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, is doing something new in the spirit of the fall football season. INRIX data scientists have poured through mountains of traffic congestion data for our NFL cities to develop the INRIX Pick of the Week for football game day traffic.

Traffic snapshot

  • Drivers who take I-95 from I-93 will spend more than 40 minutes in traffic, about 25 minutes longer than usual at 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., drivers will spend about 30 minutes in traffic.
  • Drivers coming from the west on I-495 from MA-109 will spend about 40 minutes in traffic whether they travel at 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. That's about 20 minutes longer than usual.
  • Drivers using the Boston Providence Highway (US 1) between I-95 and I-495 should plan on a 30-minute trip at both 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., about 15 minutes longer than usual.
  • Local state highways like MA-1A will be especially congested and move more slowly than MA-1 or I-95 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Early evening congestion will be very light.

To determine the marquee matchup, the data scientists looked at:

  • Nationally televised games.
  • The day of the week knowing that Thursdays are typically the busiest night.
  • Expected attendance.
  • Traffic patterns from the most recent home game and most recent home game on the designated night.

Drivers can download the free INRIX Traffic App available on both Android and iOS to set game time departure alerts, get real-time traffic information to help them navigate through the jams on their way to the game as well as the ability to send your ETA to those you're meeting at the stadium to let them know when you'll arrive.

About INRIX

INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world.  The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world. Our vision is simple – to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce. 

Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services help more than 150 million drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering nearly 3 million miles of road in 32 countries.  For more information visit us at www.INRIX.com.

Hyperlinks within news release
INRIX webpage: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/
INRIX scorecard webpage: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/uscorridors.asp
INRIX mobile app: www.inrixtraffic.com

SOURCE INRIX

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