The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected Iteris, a smart mobility infrastructure management provider, for a traffic signal retiming programme across Tampa, Florida.

The five-year contract, which has a ceiling value of $5m, requires Iteris to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users throughout Florida’s District 7.

The district comprises more than 1,100 signalised intersections, which is equivalent to nearly 20% of the signalised intersections in the state.

As per the terms of the contract, Iteris will be responsible for providing a traffic signal timing plan, as well as development intersection and system analysis, and data collection and model development.

Additionally, Iteris will be offering traffic signal operations services to improve traffic flow and decrease the number of stops.

Iteris Transportation Systems associate vice-president and traffic operations group manager Helmuth Arens: “We are proud to support FDOT’s goal of improving the safety and mobility of road users by leading this traffic signal retiming program.

“This initiative represents the continued expansion of Iteris’ traffic signal coordination services in a key geographic market, and will ultimately help to increase the value and effectiveness of the region’s existing transportation infrastructure, while also improving safety, air quality and reducing fuel consumption.”

Iteris intends to begin the traffic signal coordination project immediately.

Last month, Iteris was selected by the FDOT for deploying a near-miss identification system at key intersections in three Florida counties in the US.

Installation of the systems is in support of FDOT’s Driving Down Fatalities traffic safety vision for congestion and fatality-free transportation system across the state.

According to the two-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreement, Iteris, in sole partnership with Advanced Mobility Analytics Group (AMAG), will deploy the Iteris / AMAG near-miss system at key intersections in the City of Lakeland, Seminole County, and the City of West Palm Beach.