Iteris gets second FHWA task order for ITS reference architecture program

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Iteris has announced that it has received a second task order with funding of US$4.07 million under its indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide continued development, evolution and deployment support for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reference architecture program.

The new task order agreement, which is part of a five-year IDIQ contract with a contract ceiling of up to US$19.5 million, has a total value of US$9.8 million. Under the task order, Iteris will continue to support the evolution of the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) content to reflect changes in ITS, and connected and automated vehicle (CAV) developments.

The program supports statewide and regional ITS planning and deployment to encourage interoperability and CAV preparedness through workshops, training and technical assistance. An important aspect of the program is alignment with and support for standards development activities, as well as international coordination of ITS architecture, and standards concepts and approaches.

“Iteris is honored to continue our activities in support of the US Department of Transportation’s efforts to improve safety and mobility with this new task order under the ITS architecture program,” says Cliff Heise, vice president, federal and research programs, Transportation Systems at Iteris. “Iteris is privileged to have had the opportunity to lead the development and evolution of the US ITS architecture reference over the past three decades, including the incorporation of connected and automated vehicle capabilities, and support for evolving ITS and CAV standards.”

The ITS architecture enables transportation stakeholders to see the linkages between their ITS and CAV technologies, and facilitates integration and interoperability discussions as they plan and implement ITS and CAV projects.

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