US-based software solutions company Iteris has secured a three-year contract to improve traffic lights in Texas.

The $1.2m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves improvement works at key junctions in the Houston district.

Houston is Texas’ most populous city and has more than 1,000 signalised junctions.

The contract was awarded to Iteris by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This is the fourth TxDOT IDIQ contract given to the company in the last three years.

Iteris Transportation Systems regional vice-president Scott Carlson said: “We are proud to be selected again by TxDOT to support important infrastructure projects in Texas, one of the largest and most progressive transportation markets in the US.

“Texas is a key strategic market for us. With this being our fourth TxDOT IDIQ contract in the past three years, we expect to further expand our share of specialised consulting, managed services and software-as-a-service revenue in the state.”

Headquartered in California, Iteris uses Cloud computing, artificial intelligence and advanced sensors to upgrade mobility infrastructure and improve road safety.

The company was contracted by TxDOT in June to deliver mobility intelligence solutions and video detection technology updates in Texas City, and in May 2019 for traffic signal timing, traffic signal operations and signal communication analysis in Austin.

Last month, Iteris was given a three-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5. This contract involved upgrading vehicle mobility across the central Florida district.