• Task order includes implementation and evolution of ARC-IT framework, as well as delivery of training programs to public agencies nationwide 
     
  • Contract leverages Iteris’ expertise to prepare cities and states for advancements in connected and automated vehicle technology 
     
  • Project demonstrates Iteris’ continuous role as trusted advisor to US Department of Transportation and agencies across the country 

Iteris, Inc., a player in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, announced that it has received an additional $2.95 million in funding for a task order under its indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide continued development, evolution and deployment support for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) reference architecture program.

Under the three-year task order agreement, which was initiated in June 2018 and is part of a five-year IDIQ contract with a contract ceiling of up to $19.5 million, Iteris will support the evolution of the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) content to reflect changes in ITS, and connected and automated vehicle (CAV) developments. The program supports statewide and regional ITS planning and deployment to encourage interoperability and CAV preparedness through workshops, training and technical assistance. An important aspect of the program is alignment with and support for standards development activities, as well as international coordination of ITS architecture and standards concepts and approaches.

Iteris has led the development and evolution of the U.S. ITS architecture reference over three decades, and initiated the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture in 2012. Combining the two architectures into ARC-IT provides transportation stakeholders with the architecture reference to collaboratively plan, deploy, and enhance their transportation systems to support ITS and CAV technologies. ARC-IT, its tool set and the deployment support available from the ITS Architecture Program facilitates the interoperability discussions needed to improve safety and mobility through CAV deployment.