The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the US has selected Iteris to provide the core services of implementing 511 interactive voice response, aggregating transportation video, and managing Web-based traveller information.

Under the contract Iteris will also distribute related information to VDOT and the travelling public, as well as to other public partners.

Iteris will assist the evolution of VDOT’s Intelligent Transportation System infrastructure and transportation management processes to provide the transportation department with a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for sharing video and data.

As per the estimated $10m contract, Iteris will provide its services for five years with an option for a two-year extension.

The new system will provide improved voice recognition software, new features that use email alerts to deliver personalised, real-time traffic information on roads of interest, and mobile solutions to include apps for iPhone and Droid.

Work on the project is expected to commence immediately.