Bentley Pay-Per-Permit Contract Helps New Jersey Department of Transportation Immediately Adopt Streamlined Online Vehicle Permitting
Online Permitting of Oversize/Overweight Vehicles Will Help NJDOT Better Serve Transport Professionals and Help Protect State’s Transportation Infrastructure
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 2009 Bentley Roads and Bridges Conference – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that it is providing the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) with a transaction-based approach to financing a new SUPERLOAD automated online service for the intelligent permitting and routing of oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicles. This public-private partnership will enable New Jersey to implement SUPERLOAD now – at no cost – and pay for it via an automated transaction fee as the service is used. SUPERLOAD will streamline NJDOT’s entire OS/OW permitting process – from application to approval, payment processing, issuance, and reporting – substantially improving service availability and response. Moreover, SUPERLOAD’s intelligent routing will help protect the state’s transportation infrastructure, increasing road safety.
“We are excited that New Jersey will soon have the ability to instantly review and issue online permits for oversized and overweight vehicles,” said Stephen Dilts, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. “This system will greatly benefit both our business community and our infrastructure in the state.”
New Jersey processes 120,000 OS/OW permits annually, which brings in $2.3 million in revenue. The Bentley pay-per-permit contract enables the state to pay for its new OS/OW online permitting over four years while continuing to collect permit revenue. The SUPERLOAD online service gives transport professionals the ability to obtain permits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and does away with the delays caused by multilayered transactions.
“We at Bentley are always looking for new ways to partner with our users and help them create more value as they design, build, operate, and sustain the world’s infrastructure,” said CEO Greg Bentley. “The unique ‘software as a service’ program chosen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation is just one of several new initiatives we are putting in place to help facilitate intelligent, rewarding, and sustainable investment in infrastructure. The program is available to all states and provinces in North America.”
SUPERLOAD, which is widely used in the United States, provides online application, routing, analysis, permit issuance, and secure payment processing. It automates the full workflow, including accounting and credit card transactions, to deliver substantial cost savings to the permitting agency – while saving permit applicants hours and, in some cases, days in the permitting process.
In addition, SUPERLOAD provides direct links to timely structure load rating and condition information. This, coupled with a unique Restriction Manager, enables the intelligent management of construction, incidents, sports events, and similar traffic route restrictions, ultimately helping to protect infrastructure during operation, maintenance, and construction.
For additional information about Bentley’s SUPERLOAD, visit www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/SUPERLOAD.
About the 2009 Bentley Roads and Bridges Conference
The 2009 Bentley Roads and Bridges Conference is taking place this week in Charlotte, N.C., at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. This joint conference for InRoads and GEOPAK users provides a convenient opportunity for infrastructure professionals to increase their knowledge of Bentley software and refine their technical skills. Those who take advantage of this training earn Bentley Institute Learning Units for each conference workshop attended.
The conference features more than 150 hours of sessions and workshops for both new and experienced users of InRoads, GEOPAK, LEAP Bridge, RM Bridge, Haestad Methods, and other Bentley civil engineering software. It also provides a host of networking opportunities to help attendees gain insight into cutting-edge engineering functionality and best practices. For additional information about the conference, visit www.bentley.com/RBC.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of $500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. To subscribe to an RSS feed of future Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit www.bentley.com/rss/news. To view a searchable collection of the year’s top infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure. For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com.
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