Iteris is to help upgrade the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) NextGen bus signal priority (BSP) system in a $6.8 million subcontract.
Iteris will work with Parsons in a three-year deal to provide design services, procurement, integration and testing, and make operational the new Vehicle to Infrastructure-enabled BSP system at an additional 88 signalised intersections along key corridors.
The system will utilise existing on-bus priority request systems that incorporate GPS-based automatic vehicle location equipment, wireless communications and advanced intersection traffic controller technologies that provide intersection-based priority granting capabilities. This new deployment of the signal priority system is anticipated to be completed within 34 months.
Additionally, Iteris is to leverage its newly launched asset management service for intersections and arterials to track and maintain the inventory and condition of equipment deployed in the field or warehoused, conduct lifecycle analysis, and monitor asset performance over time.
Scott Carlson, vice president and general manager, mobility professional services at Iteris, says: “Improving safety, efficiency and sustainability for all modes of transportation is a priority for Iteris, and the cities and state agencies with which we work throughout the US. Our commitment to and continued involvement with LA Metro’s Countywide signal priority programme is a testament to the efficiency of our Vehicle to Infrastructure approach to mitigate traffic congestion and improve the environment throughout southern California metropolitan areas, as well as nationwide.”
Iteris’ asset management service for intersections and arterials is a key component of the ClearMobility Platform, a solution which the company says continuously monitors, visualises and optimises mobility infrastructure.
ClearMobility applies cloud computing, artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, advisory services and managed services to help ensure roads are safe.