Bentley Systems, Inc. continues to provide support for ongoing maintenance and enhancement of SDAPS, which is based upon its proprietary SUPERLOAD software for identifying safe routes for oversize/overweight vehicles over suitable pavements and bridges. SDAPS also contains customized modules for administration of South Dakotas specific commercial vehicle permits and for electronically collecting and tracking permit fees.
After three years of use, SDHP has identified several needed enhancements to SDAPS:
The definition of the South Dakota highway network needs to be expanded to include interchange structuress and ramps on Interstate and other state highways, as well as interchanges with local roads, to ensure safe routing of oversize/overweight loads.
A tool is needed to graphically compare updated highway network definitions with prior versions to help ensure that the permitting system accurately portrays the state highway system.
The basis of bridge rating and capacity analysis needs to be switched from the now outdated Bridge Analysis Rating System (BARS) to the Virtis structural analysis system now used by the Department of Transportation.
Permitting enhancements are needed to enable the electronic screening system at the Jefferson Port of Entry to recognize permitted oversize/overweight loads.
Reporting enhancements are needed to allow additional options for monitoring and storing permit and routing data.
This work is needed to accomplish the identified enhancements and maintain full functionality of SDAPS.