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Iteris signs $1.3 million transportation contract

The Santa Ana-based traffic management firm will help improve mobility on L.A. corridors.

BY Ben GibbsPublished: May 05, 2011 02:00 PM

Santa Ana-based Iteris Inc. has been selected by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to play a key role in improving congestion "hot spots" on the area's busiest highways.

Under the terms of a $1.3 million agreement, Iteris officials will be part of a consulting team that will conduct a feasibility analysis and project study for the 91, 605 and 405 corridors. The company will provide transportation planning and traffic engineering services for Metro, in partnership with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.

The project aims to evaluate and find viable ways to smooth the flow of traffic in the Gateway Cities area, which includes the Port of Long Beach and covers 27 cities. Preliminary alternatives for decongestion include improving freeway-to-freeway interchanges, adding lanes and implementing arterial enhancements.

“Los Angeles is one of the most congested cities in the United States, so to provide transportation solutions that improve mobility in this high-profile region is vital to the millions of commuters that travel L.A. freeways every day,” said Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris.

The traffic management technology firm develops platforms aimed at reducing congestion and its environmental impact, in addition to improving the safety of transportation infrastructure. Iteris will take part in all phases of the work.

"The decision to proceed with the I-605 Congestion Hot Spots project brings us one step closer to relieving traffic congestion and providing much needed relief to travelers," said Douglas Failing, executive director of highway programs for Metro.

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