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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Public Safety will automate their oversize/overweight vehicle routing and permitting functions with an integrated transportation solution from Intergraph and Cambridge Systematics. The automated system will streamline the permit submission, review and issuance processes for the state and motor carriers, improve the safety of oversize/overweight vehicle movements and help preserve the state’s transportation infrastructure.
"The safe and efficient permitting and routing of oversize/overweight vehicles are key components of successful DOT operations," said Jay Adams, chairman of the selection committee for oversize/overweight routing and permitting at Oklahoma DOT. "We have been working with Intergraph for several years to manage our geographic information system (GIS) and linear referencing system (LRS), as well as to geospatially power our intranet and Web portal. Due to the success of these projects, we are pleased that Intergraph has partnered with Cambridge Systematics to offer a combined, turnkey solution for oversize/overweight routing and permitting that will further boost our productivity, enhance driver safety and help manage our infrastructure."
Intergraph’s automated routing solution enables DOTs to create safe oversize/overweight routing for vehicles moving through their jurisdiction, meeting the expectations of the commercial trucking industry while balancing the safety needs of the motoring public and protecting infrastructure. By combining its solution with Cambridge Systematics’ permitting technology, Intergraph will offer Oklahoma a complete solution for conducting online permitting for oversize/overweight vehicles, automatically generating safe travel routes, sharing temporary changes in road conditions in real-time and logging routes for simple tracking and improved infrastructure management – all through an easy-to-use, Web-based application.
"Intergraph transportation industry solutions help ensure that people and assets move safely and efficiently across the world, and help transportation and government agencies more clearly and cost-effectively manage and protect their roadway infrastructure," said Jay Stinson, vice president of Government & Transportation for Intergraph. "Moving forward, we will continue to develop configurable, out-of-the-box solutions for DOTs – such as the oversize/overweight routing application – to enable organizations to more fully leverage geospatial data to increase efficiency and improve overall operations and safety."
Based on Intergraph GeoMedia and technology from Cambridge Systematics, the new oversize/overweight routing and permitting application leverages roadway and bridge data for restrictive routing, which ensures that vehicles can pass safely. Specific functions enabled by this combined application include:
• Online Permitting - Carriers operating oversize/overweight vehicles can access an online permitting application to create an account, request, pay for and receive a permit to operate. A dashboard view provides quick access to pending permit requests.
• Online Automated Routing - Carriers can use an online routing application complete with mapping operations to request a route for travel. The application uses roadway and bridge data for comparison against the vehicle to ensure safe passage. Once a route is identified, the routing application provides a map and detailed driving directions for the permit document.
• Restriction Management - The application provides authorized staff with the ability to enter in real-time route notifications and temporary restrictions such as accidents and lane closures that reduce a road’s capacity for handling oversize/overweight vehicles.
• Route Logging - The system logs the approved route for each permit, enabling staff to quickly recall all permits affected by a temporary restriction or route closure and notify the carriers. The route logging also enables DOT staff to track the volume and types of loads being moved across the state for infrastructure management purposes.
Road, rail and transit agencies, as well as airports and seaports, use Intergraph transportation solutions to manage and maintain their networks, keep systems up and running and make key management decisions about work priorities and budget allocations. The Intergraph oversize/overweight routing application is offered standalone or may be combined with permitting applications from partners like Cambridge Systematics. The solution can also be integrated with existing permitting applications already in place at DOTs. For further information about Intergraph transportation industry solutions, please visit: www.intergraph.com/transportation/default.aspx.
About Cambridge Systematics
Cambridge Systematics specializes in transportation and is a recognized leader in the development and implementation of innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analysis and technology applications. Further information can be found at: www.camsys.com/.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.