Construction estimating software has developed a new tool that helps US states plan their infrastructure.
The software can estimate the amount of money a state will need to spend to build roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, and so on, using an online database of US state transportation budgets.
The tool has been developed by an anonymous US firm called AECOM.
“We are now working on the infrastructure tool to help state and local governments estimate the federal, state, and local funding they will need,” says AECO president and CEO, Matt Kornfeld.
“If we can use that data, we can better understand where the money is going to come from.”
The software, developed by AECom, was created to provide estimates of how much money states will need in order to build the infrastructure projects that will take effect in 2019.
The state and regional governments then have the opportunity to use the data to set their own budget for roads and other infrastructure projects.
States can also set aside a certain amount of revenue to build their own roads and build more.
The AEComm team has been working on this project for more than two years.
The US Department of Transportation is currently working with the AECoom team on the new tool, and is also using the tool to create estimates for how much funding a state can use to build road and bridge projects.
But the tool can be applied across all levels of government.
In addition to estimating the federal government’s funding for road and bridges, the tool also includes estimating how much of that funding will come from states and localities.
The new tool also allows states to create a map that allows them to see how their funding for roads is distributed among all levels in the US.
“There are some very small states that are already using this tool and it’s very helpful,” says Kornfield.
“A lot of smaller states have some infrastructure that is really not performing, so we need to get them to understand that.”
In addition, states can also use the tool in conjunction with existing information, like the size of their transportation budget.
“You can also just see the number of cars that go into the highway,” says Scott Kopp, AEComa’s president and CTO.
“The states that have the most roads will also have the greatest amount of vehicles, and the states that get the most money in the highway budget will have the least amount of roads.”