Iteris has secured a contract from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the US to provide services for two operations centres located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Under the $6.9m contract, Iteris will provide staffing and management services to the 511 Operations Center and the Regional Operations Center in California.

Set to run for a period of three years, the contract also includes an option to extend for an additional four years.

The 511 Operations Center collects, curates and disseminates traffic and transit information for the nine-county Bay Area region.

The staff at this centre distribute transportation information through the 511 SF Bay traveller information system.

Iteris has been managing the 511 Phone System and Transit Data System since 2015.

In addition, the company will provide services to the Regional Operations Center in San Francisco, California, for monitoring traffic and toll collection systems along the Express Lanes operated by MTC.

It will also help increase mobility through congestion management and coordinated incident response.

Iteris Transportation Systems senior vice-president and general manager Ramin Massoumi said: “Iteris is proud that MTC has relied on Iteris to deliver key services of the San Francisco Bay Area’s 511 travelller information system since 2015, and we are excited to expand our role to include staffing and management services for two critical operations centres in the region.

“We are committed to ensuring that the San Francisco Bay Area’s travellers and public transit riders, as well as emergency responders, have access to accurate, real-time travel information to improve safety and efficiency throughout the region.”

Last month, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in the US deployed Iteris’ next-generation traveller information services solution, ClearRoute.