California county hires Iteris to upgrade, synchronize traffic signals

Iteris, Inc., a leading provider of information solutions for the agriculture and transportation markets, recently received $2.1 million from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for a traffic-signal synchronization project.

The project consists of upgrading traffic-signal infrastructure, as well as improving signal timing. This will be done across a major corridor that lasts for eight miles and includes three cities: Costa Mesa, Santa Ana  and Newport Beach.

Under the agreement, Iteris is obligated to create and apply traffic-signal electronics, as well as fiber-optic communications equipment. Iteris will synchronize all of the 45 traffic lights that run throughout the Bristol Street corridor, which is a major north-south route for commuters and travelers.

“This project continues OCTA’s goal of synchronizing traffic signals countywide for enhanced travel,” Ramin Massoumi, senior vice president of transportation systems at Iteris, said. “We believe signal coordination is the foundation for better travel, as it provides a wide range of benefits, from improving safety and reducing delays to improving air quality and reducing fuel consumption. It also represents a significant step in increasing the value and effectiveness of our existing transportation infrastructure. OCTA continues to measure the performance of county corridors and proactively manages conditions for a better travel experience, and we look forward to our continued relationship with them.”

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