Iteris awarded $1.4 Million traffic signal synchronisation project from OCTA

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways July 3, 2014 15:27

Iteris awarded $1.4 Million traffic signal synchronisation project from OCTA

Newport Boulevard (Image Google Maps)

Iteris, the provider of intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, has been awarded a $1.4 million contract by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to provide traffic signal improvements. The project is part of the renewed Measure M Regional Traffic Signal Synchronisation Program, which was approved by voters in 2006 for a 30-year extension.

Under this contract, Iteris will update and synchronise traffic signals along Newport Boulevard in Orange County, California. Newport Boulevard is a major arterial to many tourist attractions in the area, including the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa and the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. Iteris will also construct new underground fibre-optic cables for the roadway and strategically deploy traffic cameras at major intersections, allowing the cities to proactively monitor traffic conditions in real-time.

“We believe signal coordination is the foundation for better traffic management,” said Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris. “It provides a better travel experience with reduced stops and delays, and could increase safety at intersections and reduce emissions. OCTA is constantly measuring the performance of Orange County corridors and proactively managing conditions. We look forward to our continued relationship with them.”

Measure M is the half cent sales tax for transportation improvements that was initially approved by Orange County voters in 1990, and was renewed by voters for a 30-year extension in 2006. The project with OCTA is expected to commence immediately.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways July 3, 2014 15:27