Iteris uses ITS to improve bus transit in Yucatán

Contract in Mexico is part of US Trade and Development Agency-funded modernisation
Networking & Communication Systems / August 18, 2023
By Adam Hill
Mérida Mexico public transit Iteris © Matyas Rehak |
Traffic at Plaza Grande square in Mérida, Mexico (© Matyas Rehak |

Authorities in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, have chosen Iteris to help modernise its public transit system.

Iteris will support the selection and deployment of ITS technologies to update the Instituto de Movilidad y Desarrollo Urbano Territorial (IMDUT)'s bus control and monitoring centre, and advance the city's transition to electric buses.

It is part of a United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)-funded ITS modernisation project, and Iteris is a subcontractor for Nathan Associates, which was awarded the USTDA Mérida ITS Modernisation project. 

It is Iteris’ first international ITS consulting project funded by USTDA and, the firm says, "one of the first large-scale projects in Latin America focusing on ITS solutions and bus electrification as part of modernising public transportation networks".

Moe Zarean, general manager of mobility operations services at Iteris, says: “We realise the impact of this project is critical to improving public transportation in Mérida by enhancing overall system performance, bus control and monitoring operations and safety."

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