PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.
Information System for Railway Lines (SILK)
SILK, a $625,000 information system for railway lines, was developed to
improve decision making for modernizing and developing state railways in
Poland. PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe created this information system as a spatial
reference system that catalogs and shares information related to investment,
real estate property, and inventory.
The company used Bentley PowerMap, MicroStation, Bentley Geospatial
Server, and Project Wise to develop SILK. Project Wise enabled users to more
efficiently and quickly distribute files and data and to centralize information,
and improved information access led to better communications and data flow as
well as time and money savings in managing railway investments.
The challenge of today’s infrastructure engineers, contractors, governments, and owner/operators is to work more
productively, collaborate more globally, and deliver better-performing infrastructure assets. The projects in this
category have demonstrated excellence in planning, engineering, analysis, and/or design of roads or highways in a
mission to sustain transportation infrastructure.