Utility Installation Review System – 2008 Follow-Up Report

In December 2007, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) received delivery of a web-based system that automates the submission, review, approval, construction, and archival of utility installation requests at TxDOT. The system, called Utility Installation Review (UIR), enables users to submit and process installation requests online, including supporting documentation such as design and construction drawings. The system also includes an online geographic information system (GIS)-based interface that enables users to locate and query proposed installation requests using an interactive map. The system includes tabular and GIS-based reporting options. This report summarizes the work completed in 2008. The original intent for this year was to conduct research implementation activities in three main areas: (1) maintain UIR software and conduct knowledge transfer based on user feedback and needs, (2) assist TxDOT with the statewide UIR training program, and (3) provide technical support to district and utility company users. As of December 2007, five TxDOT districts were online: Bryan, Fort Worth, Houston, Pharr, and San Antonio. At the beginning of 2008, TxDOT decided to postpone the statewide implementation of UIR until appropriate funding using an interagency agreement could be identified to support that effort. As a result, the researchers' focus in 2008 was to maintain the UIR software, conduct knowledge transfer, and provide technical support to district and utility company users in the five districts where UIR was active. This report summarizes these activities.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-09/5-2110-03-4, Report 5-2110-03-4
  • Contract Numbers: Project 5-2110-03
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2010 1:49PM