Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced that the Colorado Department of Transportation (Colorado DOT) has selected Iteris’ ClearPath Weather® solution to provide weather forecasting services for improved year-round road maintenance response covering the entire Colorado DOT road network throughout Colorado state.
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Iteris ClearPath Weather Chosen by Colorado Department of Transportation for Road Maintenance Decision Support (Photo: Business Wire)
The five-year contract will give Colorado DOT access to high-resolution pavement weather forecasting and treatment alternatives, and maintenance decision support system (MDSS) services across the state during winter and summer weather events. In addition, Iteris will provide Colorado DOT with 24/7 access to the ClearPath Weather platform’s severe weather advisories and alerting services, as well as direct access to Iteris meteorologists forecasting from the firm’s Weather Operations Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
The initiative supports Colorado DOT’s Whole System Whole Safety program, which aims to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes, and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all modes through a systematic statewide approach to safety.
“The ultimate goal of our Whole System Whole Safety initiative is to get everyone home safely, which requires the most accurate current and forecast weather and pavement information possible,” said Kyle Lester, director of maintenance and operations at Colorado DOT. “By using ClearPath Weather as part of our MDSS operations, we can better address winter and summer weather impacts across the state to achieve our goal of improving safety conditions for all road users.”
“We are proud to support Colorado DOT’s goal of improving the safety and mobility of Colorado’s road users by providing access to hyperlocal current and forecast weather data through the ClearPath Weather platform,” said Ben Hershey, vice president, Agriculture and Weather Analytics at Iteris. “Vital data insights from ClearPath Weather will allow Colorado DOT to make the best maintenance decisions possible, both on a day-to-day basis and after extreme weather or storm events.”
ClearPath Weather is based on Iteris’ Highway Condition Analysis and Prediction System (HiCAPS™) pavement condition model and leverages proprietary application programming interfaces (APIs) to access weather data. The cloud-based MDSS solution features an easy-to-use interface, and advanced visualization tools and mapping, which give state and local agency maintenance managers access to real-time information, such as looping radar, satellite imagery, weather forecasts, plow location, and route-specific weather and pavement conditions.
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthy and productive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information and join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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