ITS: Omaha starting installation of $35 million intelligent transportation system

Nov. 6, 2014

Iteris will manage the network of 1,000-plus signals and 4,500 miles of roadway

Iteris Inc. was awarded a $1.4 million contract by the city of Omaha, Neb., to serve as system manager for the deployment of their intelligent transportation system (ITS). The project builds upon Omaha’s Traffic Signal System Master Plan, developed by Iteris in 2012, and will include the management of Omaha’s $35 million ITS upgrade program to reduce congestion.

As system manager, Iteris will oversee the enhancements to the transportation network, focusing on more than 1,000 traffic signals and 4,500 miles of roadway. Iteris’ responsibilities include procurement of advanced traffic management system hardware and software and other ITS components.

This project will lay the foundation for a robust communications network and state-of-the-art field infrastructure, allowing the city to efficiently manage the transportation system from a traffic management center. The ITS infrastructure will improve mobility by providing actionable traveler information on devices such as information kiosks, dynamic message signs and traffic management sensors.

Project work is expected to commence immediately.