San Antonio - Jul 9, 2007 - Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network has begun transmitting traffic data via HD Radio in 48 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. This launch marks the first commercially available data service via HD Radio. Clear Channel is working with a variety of receiver manufacturers to make the specially equipped receivers available by the end of this year.
Total Traffic Network has also further expanded its delivery of real-time traffic data over the RDS-TMC (Radio Data System Traffic Message Channel) with the addition of 19 new markets that include Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Birmingham, AL; Columbia, SC; Fort Myers, FL; Louisville, KY; Omaha, NE; Portsmouth/Manchester, NH; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Sarasota, FL; Springfield, MA; Syracuse, NY; Toledo, OH; Tucson, AZ; Worcester, MA and Toronto, ON; Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC in Canada. Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network now delivers real-time traffic via RDS-TMC in 68 cities, and plans to add more markets to its Total Traffic Network data delivery via RDS-TMC throughout 2007. This expanded coverage is made available to existing subscribers without additional charge.
Total Traffic Network currently provides real-time traffic information to devices made by Garmin, Tom Tom, Mio-Mitac, Delphi, Kenwood, Clarion, Navigon, Cobra Electronics and Siemens VDO and supplies traffic content to several media outlets including Citadel Broadcasting, Univision, Fox Interactive Media and others.