Iteris helps prioritise buses in Los Angeles

  • February 20, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

California-based infrastructure firm Iteris is working on a smart mobility project for the city of Downey in Los Angeles County, California.

The five-month, nearly $900,000 contract was awarded under the Downey Citywide Bus Signal Priority Project and will involve the installation of technology to enable buses to request priority at signalised intersections.

This initiative will help the Downey Link transit system ( keep their buses moving and transporting riders on time, while helping improve traveller throughput at each intersection.

This project is part of Iteris’ ITS Build initiative that focuses on delivering intelligent transportation system (ITS) installation services for Iteris traffic sensors, as well as other ITS hardware. The benefits to agencies include a streamlined procurement process, accelerated implementation schedules and increased cost savings. The service is available in California and Texas but is expected to be expanded to other markets.

“We’re excited to be working on this regional smart mobility, safety and sustainability project,” said Scott Carlson, vice president at Iteris. “We have a long track record of successfully delivering signal priority projects of this nature, and we’re looking forward to working with international line builders and the city of Downey to deliver this one. It also signifies the ongoing growth of Iteris’ ITS Build initiatives on the west coast, aiming to enhance the value, efficiency and robustness of the area’s current transportation infrastructure.”

Iteris ( has a technology ecosystem for smart mobility infrastructure management. Delivered through its ClearMobility platform, the AI-powered end-to-end products monitor, visualise and optimise mobility infrastructure around the world, and help bridge legacy technology silos to unlock the future of transportation. More than 10,000 public agencies and private-sector enterprises focused on mobility use Iteris technology.