Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Selects Intergraph Automated Permitting and Routing Solution

Improves efficiency, safety of oversize, overweight vehicles and infrastructure.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 01, 2015

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has selected an integrated, automated permitting and routing solution from Intergraph and Cambridge Systematics, which will improve customer service and traveler safety on Louisiana's roads. Louisiana DOTD will replace a legacy, in-house developed oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicle permitting system with Intergraph's OS/OW permitting and routing solution, which adds new capabilities, including intelligent routing and real-time restriction management.

Intergraph's solution, which incorporates Cambridge Systematics' permitting application, provides Louisiana DOTD with a seamless, web-based application for issuing all OS/OW vehicle permits, along with a map-centric environment that enables permit office agents and industry users to automatically route OS/OW loads safely. The solution includes real-time management of all network restrictions for bridges, overpasses, ramps, construction zones, holidays and special events.

"The automated permitting and routing solution will improve customer service through quicker turn-around time on OS/OW permits," said Tammy Anderson, transportation permits manager, Louisiana DOTD. "Most important, Intergraph's solution will enable DOTD to provide a safe highway network for the traveling public through intelligent routing and real-time restriction management."

Louisiana DOTD is responsible for the management and maintenance of the state's public transportation, roadways and infrastructure, including approximately 8,000 state-maintained bridges. Managing these bridges and the restrictions they cause is key to generating safe and effective routes. The department issues nearly 258,000 OS/OW permits annually – the third most of any state transportation department.

"Intergraph's automated permitting and routing solution improves efficiencies, enabling industry users to receive most permits in less than 10 minutes -- any time, day or night -- without the involvement of a permit agent," said Steve Powers, vice president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "Our easy-to-use, yet powerful application will help automate processes, creating an intelligent, real-time solution. We're proud to assist Louisiana DOTD in its efforts to provide citizens with a safe and reliable transportation network."

Intergraph connects transportation agencies with business-critical information, providing solutions for core business functions for infrastructure, operations and safety. More than 30 state departments of transportation in the U.S. rely on Intergraph's highways solutions.