Exton, US: Bentley Systems announced that CEO Greg Bentley will speak at a special Transportation and Infrastructure Committee “Listening Session” on Feb. 17, 2011. The session, which is open to the public, is being held in Pennsylvania, US. Hosted by U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) and Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), this roundtable discussion will focus on improving the performance of transportation programmes by speeding government approvals and streamlining the project delivery process.
Bentley will address Committee members at a special pre-meeting and present his ideas for improving highway project processes in the US from an information technology perspective. At the roundtable, Bentley will join participants in a discussion on how to consolidate and improve the performance of transportation programmes, cut government red tape and streamline the project delivery process, increase private sector investment in our infrastructure and identify creative alternatives to financing projects. The takeaways from the session are to be used by the Committee to help write a long-term, fiscally responsible transportation reauthorisation bill.
Bentley said, “There is great opportunity for improved information workflows to accelerate the project delivery process of our transportation projects. Information modelling best practices lead to highly efficient and successful transportation projects, such as the I-35W Bridge rebuild in Minneapolis, which was completed in less than 15 months, and a host of other examples that can be found in Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure publications.”
“More, however, needs to be done to facilitate the deployment and implementation of innovative technologies on our infrastructure projects, and more public-private partnerships (PPP) are needed to increase investment in infrastructure, leading to sustained economic growth for our nation.”