Iteris to Assist Dept. of Transportation
April 16, 2019—Iteris Inc. has been selected by the Lee Board of County Commissioners to assess new technology and enhance intelligent transportation systems in Lee County, Fla.
“Our citizens expect the County to make prudent investments with their tax dollars and we are going to be working alongside Iteris to develop an actionable and cost-feasible plan to accommodate the future of transportation technology,” said Randy Cerchie, director at the Lee County Department of Transportation. “We look forward to using this CAV technology strategic plan to reduce traffic congestion and improve the safety of Lee County road users long into the future.”
The one-year project supports Lee County’s initiative to keep pace with advancements in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies to ensure an efficient transition to future traffic management, including understanding cybersecurity risks, forecasting technology trends and identifying grant opportunities.
Under the terms of the contract, Iteris, with support from Gannet Fleming, will provide a CAV technology strategic plan to assist Lee County staff in understanding how tech companies, automotive manufacturers, infrastructure providers and others are advancing their products, and how Lee County can accommodate future technology to manage congestion, improve safety and enhance CAV readiness.
“We are proud to support Lee County’s forward-thinking CAV initiative with what will be the first local agency strategic plan of its kind in the state of Florida,” said Moe Zarean, vice president and assistant general manager, Transportation Systems at Iteris. “Iteris’ continued involvement in the growing connectedness of multimodal road users positions us well to help communities around the nation be ready for the future and ultimately improve the safety and efficiency of our nation’s transportation networks.”
This project is in line with several CAV deployments Iteris is working on across the United States—including oversight of pilot deployments, smart work zones, advanced pedestrian detection and automated commercial vehicle inspections.