Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded a traffic signal timing programme contract to Iteris, a smart mobility infrastructure management provider.
The deal with a potential value of $1.5m will see Iteris make signal timing improvements on four key corridors to enhance safety and mobility throughout the four-county region in New Jersey. The key corridors are in the four counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer.
East Coast sub-corridor
New Jersey’s transportation system is a critical East Coast sub-corridor that serves as a key link for moving both people and freight throughout the country. According to Trip, a national transportation research group, the state’s motorists travel 78.2 billion miles annually.
In support of the DVRPC’s transportation improvement programme, and its wider goal of ensuring the efficient transportation of people and goods, Iteris will identify innovative approaches and cost-effective traffic signal retiming techniques to pre-evaluate corridors throughout the four counties.
“This traffic signal timing programme will ultimately help to increase safety and mobility for the region’s travelling public and freight operators”
In addition, Iteris will analyse signal timings, recommend improvements, implement timing revisions, refine timing adjustments, analyse equity and report on performance throughout the programme.
By reducing delays and stops on key corridors for passenger vehicles and heavy vehicles, the DVRPC’s regional signal timing programme will help to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, which in turn will contribute to environmental and air quality improvements.