Utah adds Here traffic data to Iteris’s road network performance analysis platform

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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has renewed its contract with applied transportation informatics supplier Iteris Inc. to manage and measure the performance of its statewide intelligent transportation systems (ITS), with the service now including traffic data from Here Technologies.

UDOT has been using the company’s iPeMS (Iteris Performance Measurement System) software platform since 2014, and the new engagement expands its original implementation to include real-time and historical traffic data from Here, with the contract renewable annually for up to five years.

The enhanced service now includes use of Here’s third-party data for UDOT’s statewide freeway network and extends coverage to include arterial routes. Access to real-time data analysis, visualization and reporting through the iPeMS platform will help the agency improve traffic congestion, safety and efficiency across the state.

Government agencies and municipalities throughout North America, including the Virginia and California Departments of Transportation and the City of Toronto, currently use performance measurement systems from Iteris to manage, measure and optimize their complex transportation networks.

The improved and expanded service will give UDOT the ability to analyze and visualize real-time and historical traffic data, while measuring and forecasting the impacts of changing weather on pavement conditions, construction work and infrastructure health, for improving roadway mobility and safety.

The iPeMS platform’s features include real-time maps, real-time bottlenecks, animations, historical trend reports, dynamic route creation, reliability maps, reports and measures, congestion charts, weather overlays, and route summary reports.

“Iteris is a trusted partner that is uniquely qualified in harnessing and analyzing traffic data. Gaining access to statewide traffic insights via Iteris iPeMS’s easy-to-use interface will make a significant contribution to our goal of reaching zero crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the state of Utah,” explained Kelly Burns, traffic mobility engineer at UDOT.

“We intend to use this data to prioritize project needs, measure arterial reliability, automatically detect unusual congestion outside of our transportation management system limits, and communicate event-related traffic. We are also exploring options to use this to measure incident management team benefits.”

Ramin Massoumi, general manager and senior vice president of transportation systems at Iteris, commented, “This comprehensive, statewide expansion of our iPeMS system, which now leverages the power of Here location data and covers arterial roads as well as freeway networks, underscores UDOT’s commitment to investing in the safety and efficiency of its roadways.

“Utah is one of the leading states in traffic performance measurement and serves as both a valued partner and instructive example of the demand for transportation analytics solutions across the country.”

Monali Shah, director of intelligent transportation at Here Technologies, added, “Managing congestion and prioritizing projects that improve mobility and safety is an important role of the Utah Department of Transportation. We are proud to provide our real-time and historical traffic data, with Iteris’ analytical tools, to deliver a real-time understanding of road performance and the insights needed for data-driven project planning and management.”

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