Iteris, Inc., a globally recognized leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, has obtained a three-year task order from the Federal Highway Administration Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). The deal, capped at $9.5 million, will focus on the continued support and advancement of the US Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reference architecture program.
Why It Matters
The US DOT’s ITS architecture plays a pivotal role in ensuring the consistency, scalability, and interoperability of America’s transportation grid. Enhancements in ITS architecture equip state and local transportation infrastructure owner-operators with the necessary preparation for technological progress, specifically in automation, connectivity, and emergent tech domains.
- Contract Details: This agreement is anchored in Iteris’ General Services Administration Multiple Award Schedule.
- Primary Role: Iteris will focus on refining the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) to encapsulate the latest advancements in ITS. This includes elements driven by automation, emerging technologies, and enhanced connectivity.
- Support and Training: The program also emphasizes promoting interoperability and technology readiness on state and regional levels through workshops, training, and technical aid.
- Historical Significance: Dr. Moe Zarean, the general manager of mobility operations services at Iteris, noted that the ITS architecture program, since its 1996 launch, has remained an evolving touchstone for ITS and nascent tech projects.
- Iteris’ Contribution: For 30 years, Iteris has been at the forefront of the US ITS architecture evolution. Recent endeavors include extending ARC-IT to back Multimodal Accessible Travel (MAT). This incorporation encompasses accessible navigation, payment integration, and safeguarding vulnerable road users.
- Collaborative Efforts: In this next ARC-IT phase, Iteris will collaborate with industry stalwarts like Consystec, Cooperative Mobility, GO Systems and Solutions, JMCRota, Trevilon, and TrustThink.
Iteris continues to fortify its position as the trusted technological advisor to the US Department of Transportation, fostering advancements in the nation’s transportation infrastructure with its expertise. This latest contract underscores their pivotal role in shaping the future of intelligent transportation systems in the US.