The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, with a multi-year contract to improve safety and mobility for all vehicles traveling in the Tampa area
Iteris announced the $5 million regional arterial management project with FDOT on Wednesday, which will seek to improve traffic flow and safety and reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption throughout the Tampa region. FDOT noted the goal is to reduce countywide travel time and improve the overall travel experience for all road users, including vehicles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians.
Under the terms of the multi-year contract, which extends and expands an earlier program, Iteris will provide arterial management services for approximately 500 intersections across major corridors in Florida’s District Seven, which houses almost 20% of signalized intersections in the state, with significant growth planned during the term of the contract.
“We are proud to continue to support FDOT’s goal of improving the safety and mobility of road users by leading this arterial management program,” said Pete Yauch, vice president and transportation systems management and operations practice leader, Consulting Solutions at Iteris. “This initiative represents the continued expansion of Iteris’ specialized consulting services in a key geographic market, and will ultimately help to increase the value and effectiveness of the region’s existing transportation infrastructure, while also improving safety, air quality and reducing fuel consumption.”
Iteris will also provide services including performance monitoring and reporting, traffic signal timing plan updates, development and implementation of incident diversion routes, citizen comment response and resolution, and regular field inspections for maintenance, with the aim of improving traffic flow, enhancing public safety, and decreasing stops throughout Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, the five-county area surrounding Tampa Bay
Iteris expects to commence the arterial management project immediately.