SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a provider of free music and sports programming to cars and homes across the country, announced SIRIUS FIRST TRAFFIC, a nationwide traffic reporting system that uses local, on-the-scene reporters, expanded its service to 20 markets. On March 29, traffic and weather for Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco-San Jose, Boston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Phoenix, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Baltimore, and San Diego joined New York and Los Angeles in the SIRIUS lineup. Subscribers in these areas are within minutes of their market-specific traffic and weather report. SIRIUS FIRST TRAFFIC broadcasts traffic conditions from operations centers located around the country and has access to a fleet of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, ground monitors, traffic cameras, and other technologies. Reports for these markets are available nationwide to all SIRIUS subscribers via the SIRIUS satellite broadcasting system.

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