Iteris secures three-year smart traffic contract in California
Smart mobility infrastructure management company Iteris said it has executed the final contract and received the formal notice to proceed for a $4.7 million initiative with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for a regional traffic signal synchronization project.
The firm said that the three-year project includes signal coordination and timing improvements, with the aim of improving traffic flow, enhancing public safety and decreasing stops.
Under the project agreement, Iteris will provide services that will upgrade traffic signal electronics and communications equipment, and optimize signal timing along Katella Avenue, a major east-west corridor that comprises key signalized intersections spanning eight cities – Anaheim, Orange, Garden Grove, Villa Park, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Stanton and County of Orange – in Orange County, California.
In January, Iteris was awarded a $3.6 million contract to perform the same services across Orange County’s Main Street corridor.
Iteris’ Intersection-as-a-Service end-to-end solution offering, which is part of its ClearMobility Platform, will deliver proactive monitoring of traffic signal operations at all project intersections. The primary goal of this project, the company said, is to deploy new intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment and communication infrastructure to “support the management of the cities’ transportation network, implement optimized coordination timing plans to achieve optimal traffic flow, and improve safety for all road users, including vehicles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians.”
Iteris also said it expects to commence the traffic signal coordination and ITS design project immediately.
ClearMobility platform applies cloud computing, artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, advisory services and managed services for the implementation of smart traffic initiatives.
At the beginning of September, Iteris had announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected the firm to deploy a “near-miss” identification system at key intersections in three Florida counties in support of FDOT’s Driving Down Fatalities traffic safety vision of a congestion and fatality-free transportation system across the state.
Under the terms of the two-year software-as-a-service deal, Iteris, in partnership with Advanced Mobility Analytics Group (AMAG), a digital platform provider for proactive road safety analytics and management, will implement the Iteris/AMAG near-miss system at key intersections in the City of Lakeland, Seminole County and the City of West Palm Beach.
The Iteris/AMAG near-miss system will enable the state of Florida to proactively reduce crashes through both continuous and diagnostic safety evaluations, the company said. It added that the near-miss system will provide FDOT with “critical insights for managing risk for vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians, in addition to reducing vehicular conflicts. The solution will provide both spatial and temporal insights regarding crash risk, and will provide monitoring of both continuous risk to support operational decision making, and diagnostic risk to support safety planning and management functions.”
Iteris also said that future enhancements to the near-miss system may also include a connected and automated vehicle-compatible traffic incident alert system, an object identification system and an adaptive traffic signal control for real-time safety optimization.