This company tries to minimize delays while you're cruising around the city. Metro Networks is a leading supplier of local traffic information serving about 2,300 radio and TV stations around the country. The company gathers information from a fleet of airplanes and helicopters, mobile reporters, and fixed-position cameras. Its traffic reports are customized for each affiliate, varying in length, coverage area, and number. Metro Networks also offers news, sports, and weather reports. The company is compensated with airtime on its affiliate stations and generates revenue by selling that airtime to advertisers. Metro Networks is part of the Metro/Traffic division of radio syndicator Westwood One.