TxDOT has been working jointly with the Associated General Contractors of Texas to reinvigorate fundamental partnering concepts for construction and maintenance contracts. These concepts show the department's commitment to building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with its transportation partners.
The program includes formal and informal partnering. Informal partnering is required in all construction and maintenance contracts, while formal is optional for construction contracts only. The informal program was updated in 2010 to include an issue tracking system, project pledge and training modules.