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Iteris secures smart traffic contract in Texas

Iteris, which specializes in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, announced that it is one of two firms to be awarded the Texas Department of Transportations (TxDOT) Wave 2 Austin District Traffic Signal Timing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Iteris said that the three-year contract has a potential value of up to $2 millon.

Task orders are anticipated in mid-2019. The company expects to receive task orders for traffic signal timing, traffic signal operations and signal communication analysis.

“We are proud to be selected again by TxDOT to support important infrastructure projects in the state of Texas, one of the largest and most progressive transportation markets in the U.S.”, said Scott Carlson, vice president and assistant general manager for transportation systems at Iteris.

“Texas is a strategic market for Iteris and, with this being the sixth TxDOT IDIQ awarded to Iteris in the past three years, we expect to further expand our share of consulting, integration services and software revenue in the state. This will be Iteris first prime contract with TxDOT Austin and will be focused on improving mobility and safety at TxDOT signalized intersections throughout the Austin region,” the executive said.

With this contract, which was awarded in May 2019, Iteris expands its current traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems work to another TxDOT district, for a total potential TxDOT backlog of over $9 million from six IDIQ contracts awarded over the past three years, the firm said.

In May 2018, Iteris was awarded a multi-district IDIQ contract from TxDOT for traffic signal design and timing, as well as intelligent transportation systems planning and integration. That contract was a three-year commitment with a potential value of up to $3 million.

Iteris recently announced that its intersection detection and related traffic management products from its Roadway Sensors segment have been certified for purchase by TxDOT under the newly reinstated Texas SmartBuy contract 550-A2.

In March, Iteris had been selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to enhance and upgrade the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) across five cities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The firm said that the three-year project supports MTC’s Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials (IDEA) program, which seeks to enable the continuous improvement of arterial operations and the enhancement of the Bay Area’s readiness for connected and automated vehicle technologies.

As part of the project, Iteris will provide systems engineering services for the IDEA program, including the deployment of connected vehicle applications, automated vehicle applications and virtual bicycle detection technology for signal operations across 79 intersections in Los Gatos, Emeryville, Walnut Creek, Concord and Dublin.

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