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V2I tech to benefit five million bus riders

The bus signal technology is in use in more than 600 intersections in the region

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The initiative will cover 33 square miles of west Los Angeles
The initiative will cover 33 square miles of west Los Angeles

Culver City in California is improving services for more than five million bus riders a year by expanding its bus signal priority system. The initiative will cover 33 square miles of west Los Angeles’ communities.

 

The city has awarded a $1.4 million contract to transportation informatics specialist, Iteris, for eight Culver CityBus (CCB) lines. The company is committed to using vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology to improve efficiency in public transit networks nationwide. It will provide design services, procurement and testing, and make the new BSP system operational at 103 signalised intersections.

 

Iteris’ technology collects, aggregates and analyses data on traffic and roads and is used by municipalities and government agencies around the world to make roads safer and travel more efficient.

 

“This new initiative with Culver City is further testament to the efficacy of a vehicle-to-infrastructure approach to mitigate traffic congestion”

 

This project is the seventh BSP project in southern California, bringing total deployments of Iteris’ BSP connected bus solutions to over 600 intersections in the region.

 

“Improving safety and efficiency for all modes of transportation is a priority for Iteris and the cities and state agencies with which we work throughout the US,” said Ramin Massoumi, senior vice president and general manager, transportation systems at Iteris.

 

“This new initiative with the city of Culver City is further testament to the efficacy of a vehicle-to-infrastructure approach to mitigate traffic congestion throughout southern California metropolitan areas, as well as nationwide.”

 

Deployment of the BSP system is anticipated to be completed within 12 months. The BSP system will leverage existing on-bus systems that incorporate GPS-based automatic vehicle location equipment, wireless communications and advanced intersection traffic controller technologies.

 

The CCB serves approximately five million riders annually on eight lines that include a bus rapid transit line called the Rapid 6. The CCB service area encompasses 33 square miles.

 

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