Iteris wins signal retiming contract in Florida

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Smart mobility infrastructure management company Iteris has been awarded a contract from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 in Tampa, Florida for a regional traffic signal retiming program.

The five-year programme, with a ceiling of US$5 million, includes signal coordination and timing improvements at key intersections throughout Florida’s District 7, which houses over 1,100 signalised intersections, representing almost 20% of signalised intersections in the state.

Under the terms of the agreement, Iteris will provide services including intersection and system analysis, data collection and model development, traffic signal timing plan development, implementation and evaluation, and additional traffic signal operations services with the aim of improving traffic flow, enhancing public safety and decreasing stops.

Tampa, Florida

The primary goal of this project is to implement optimised coordination timing plans to achieve optimal traffic flow, and improve safety for all road users, including vehicles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians.

“We are proud to support FDOT’s goal of improving the safety and mobility of road users by leading this traffic signal retiming program,” says Helmuth Arens, associate vice president and traffic operations group manager, Transportation Systems at Iteris. “This initiative represents the continued expansion of Iteris’ traffic signal coordination services in a key geographic market, and will ultimately help to increase the value and effectiveness of the region’s existing transportation infrastructure, while also improving safety, air quality and reducing fuel consumption.”

Iteris expects to commence the traffic signal coordination project immediately.

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