Iowa Automated Permitting System

(2021) Iowa Automated Permitting System. Transportation, Department of

Iowa Automated Permitting System Report 2021.pdf

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The Iowa Automated Permitting System (IAPS) is an online oversize/overweight (OS/OW) permitting system for the motor carrier industry based on Bentley System’s SUPERLOAD. The IAPS began production operations in December 2013. As of 2017, among the 100,000 permits issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) annually, about half of them were issued automatically. In May 2019, Governor Reynolds signed Senate File 629, a bill for an act relating to permits for vehicles of excessive size and weight and providing for fees. The Iowa Legislature requested that the Iowa DOT report on the IAPS to allow electronic processing of OS/OW permits for non-primary roads. This processing includes the application, review, routing, approval, and payments(s) to the appropriate jurisdiction(s). The goal of this work was to report to the legislature on the implementation options in performing OS/OW permitting for local public authorities (LPAs) using the IAPS. The objectives of this project included the following: • Review the current IAPS system capabilities • Develop implementation options for consideration by the Iowa DOT • Identify the barriers, possible solutions, and required next steps for implementing the selected system The report analyzed three different options and describes the corridor-based hybrid system Iowa DOT will implement. A corridor-based hybrid system will provide the benefits of a simplified permitting system on corridors with a demonstrated high number of existing/anticipated permitted loads without the large cost of expanding the system statewide. Iowa DOT’s initial implementation step is to work with one or more local public authorities (LPAs) along a specific corridor and establish a process for LPAs to perform OS/OW permitting in the IAPS.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Iowa automated permitting system; industry survey; local public agency survey; oversize/overweight truck permits; OS/OW
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Trucking and freight
ID Code: 39693
Deposited By: Sheri Raab
Deposited On: 30 Dec 2021 19:46
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 19:46