Modernize Portfolio and Project Management Initiative
TxDOTCONNECT is the agency’s new, custom-built system for managing the delivery of transportation programs, projects and right of way. The system allows us to make a leap forward in productivity and consolidate the functionality of many of the legacy systems currently used by TxDOT. The agency launched the system in early 2019.
Summer Release – Planned September 2021 – Alternative Delivery, Major Projects, Unified Transportation Program
Functionality supports streamlined processes, improved tracking features and advanced mapping capabilities for users who work with Alternative Delivery Projects, Major Projects and the Unified Transportation Program.
May 2021 – Feasibility Study Request Form and Engineer’s Estimate Bulk Upload
This functionality supports in-system management of Feasibility Study projects and includes new capabilities around workflow, reporting and mapping. This release also features new functionality to support bulk upload of key data in the Engineer’s Estimate into TxDOTCONNECT, so that thousands of bid items can be transferred easily and quickly by users and made available in the system.
December 2020 – Maintenance Projects
Consolidated maintenance project development functionality from a legacy system into TxDOTCONNECT, allowing users to manage maintenance projects in the same application as all other transportation projects, streamlining work processes and opening new capabilities to these users. Video: December 2020
October 2020 – Unified Transportation Program
Users program their projects to create an agency-wide Unified Transportation Program in the TxDOTCONNECT system, replacing Excel workbook processes and increasing transparency across the agency.
October 2020 – Project Cost Estimate Page
Users can see costs from different project phases and get an overall view of all estimated costs associated with a project. Video: October 2020
October 2020 – Enhanced Save
Users can save work on different pages while they work concurrently in the project module.
July 2020 – Enhanced Specifications Request Form
Replaced the Bid Item Request with a new Specification Request Form.
June 2020 – Right of Way and Utilities
Right of Way and Utilities project information is captured in TxDOTCONNECT, allowing staff to perform core duties in a unified system, eliminating dual data entry and the need to toggle between multiple legacy systems. Video: June 2020
October 2019 – Engineer’s Estimate
TxDOT staff and consultants can create and manage the Engineer's Estimate in a modern system with a logical user interface instead of in spreadsheets. Video: October 2019
April 2019 – Project Information
The first release of TxDOTCONNECT focused on construction projects and consolidat¬ed functionality from a legacy system (DCIS). It introduced a web-based, user-friendly system with geospatial mapping, new reporting capabilities and automated work¬flows to assign resources to projects. Video: April 2019
- Introduces a modern, user-friendly system with a logical interface
- Combines construction and maintenance projects in one system
- Consolidates functionality of up to 40 outdated legacy software systems
- Improves data security through modern, advanced infrastructure
- Saves operating costs by reducing dependency on mainframe
- Supports better decision-making as a single source for accurate project data
- Standardizes business processes across the department
- Introduces geospatial mapping functions and new reporting capabilities
- Increases efficiency by automating key workflows
- Creates audit trails documenting significant milestones
- Supports remote work through web application
TxDOTCONNECT impacts TxDOT employees and our external partners such as consultants, contractors, vendors, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
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