FHWA awards Iteris fresh ITS order

  • October 11, 2022
  • William Payne

The US Federal Highway Administration has provided smart mobility firm Iteris with a fourth task order for continued development of the Administration’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reference architecture programme. The task order has been issued under the Administration’s indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, with the latest order worth a further £2.95 million.

The latest task order, part of a five-year IDIQ contract with a contract ceiling of $19.5 million, supports the development of the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) content to reflect changes in ITS, and connected and automated vehicle (CAV) developments.

The programme is designed support statewide and regional ITS planning and deployment to encourage interoperability and CAV preparedness through workshops, training and technical assistance. The programme provides support for standards development activities and international coordination of ITS architecture, and standards concepts and approaches.

The ITS architecture allows transportation firms see the linkages between their ITS and CAV technologies, and supports integration and interoperability discussions as they plan and implement ITS and CAV projects.

“Iteris is honoured to continue our activities in support of the US Department of Transportation’s efforts to improve safety and mobility with this new task order under the ITS architecture programme,” said Cliff Heise, programme manager for the ITS reference architecture programme, and regional vice president at Iteris. “Iteris is privileged to have had the opportunity to lead the development and evolution of the U.S. ITS architecture reference over the past three decades, including the evolution of connected and automated vehicle capabilities, and support for evolving ITS and CAV standards.”