HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 16, 2012
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Public Safety has now implemented an integrated transportation solution from Intergraph and Cambridge Systematics for their oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicle routing and permitting functions. The automated system that went live November 1, 2011, streamlines the permit submission, review and issuance processes for the state and motor carriers, and improves the safety of OS/OW vehicle movements while preserving the state’s transportation infrastructure.
Intergraph’s automated routing solution enables Oklahoma DOT to create safe OS/OW routing for vehicles moving through its jurisdiction, meeting the expectations of the commercial trucking industry while balancing the safety needs of its motoring public and protecting infrastructure. The routing application, which incorporates Google maps to provide familiarity to users, automatically generates safe travel routes, analyzes temporary changes in road conditions in real-time and logs routes for simple tracking and improved infrastructure management – all through an easy-to-use, web-based application.
Intergraph’s Restriction Management application for routing has proved particularly successful at Oklahoma DOT. This application gives authorized staff 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.
“With the Restriction Manager, we were able to do something no one else has done before,” says Jay Adams, chairman of the selection committee and Project Manager for oversize/overweight routing and permitting at Oklahoma. “With the help of Intergraph, Oklahoma DOT and the Department of Public Safety successfully implemented a system that routes based on safety, our primary goal.”
With the permitting application from Cambridge Systematics, carriers operating oversize/overweight vehicles can access an online permitting application to create an account, request, pay for and receive a permit to operate. “Before implementation of Intergraph’s OS/OW solution, our manual permitting process took one to three days to complete,” states Adams. “Now, the total permitting process takes an average of 12 minutes to finalize. This system is not only instant, but it’s also reliable. That means a friendlier environment for distribution hubs and cost savings for the state.”
To date, the state of Oklahoma has issued more than 125,000 permits for OS/OW vehicles since November 1, 2011. The total volume of permits issued has grown to approximately 1100 permits per day with the implementation of the new system. More than 50 percent of the total volume of permits being issued today is completely automated.
“I believe a company’s biggest asset is its reputation,” Adams comments. “And Intergraph has that proven reputation of dependability and unwavering partnership with Oklahoma DOT and Department of Public Safety.”