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Jun 16, 2022 | Centracs

Statewide ITS Maintenance Services

Iowa Department of Transportation

Econolite Systems has begun providing the Iowa DOT the capabilities, experience, and resources required to provide maintenance, repair, growth, field asset management, and overall upkeep of its existing ITS infrastructure. Iowa DOT’s ITS consists of Motion Vehicle Detection Sensors (MVDS), Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV), Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS), Snow System Ramp Gates, Over-Height Detection Systems (OHDS), Wrong Way Detection Systems (WWDS), and Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) located throughout the state, all connected by a combination of wireless and fiber optic communications to a central Traffic Management Center (TMC). The ITS is used to promote a safe and efficient transportation system, as well as push traveler information to drivers and the public via an cloud-based application. The ITS program began to be incrementally deployed starting in the early-2000s and continues to be implemented, city-by-city, throughout the State.


Econolite Systems will leverage its leading-edge Centracs® Maintenance Management System (MMS), as well as a comprehensive team of trained and certified ITS field technicians, to deliver a proactive construction and maintenance program, ensuring that the ITS field devices deployed throughout the state are connected and operating properly. The Econolite Systems team will also install and integrate new ITS devices as the statewide system expands. Presently, the statewide system operability and field device uptime percentage is approximately 54%. Econolite Systems is tasked to raise that rate above 98% within the first two years of the ITS Maintenance program

About Econolite

Econolite’s ITS solutions ease traffic congestion, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. As the one-stop-shop leader for traffic management systems, sensor products, and services, Econolite is committed to the advancement of connected and autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and cybersecurity. For more information, visit us at

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