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New Access

Note: This guidance is for engineering consultants, Federal Highways Administration, and metropolitan organizations who only access TxDOTCONNECT from outside the TxDOT network and are identified by a –O user ID. External users and staff augmentation who access TxDOTCONNECT and additional applications are identified by a –C user ID should continue managing access with their sponsoring district or division.

To access TxDOTCONNECT, external partners should take the following steps:

  1. Complete and sign Form 1828b (Security Form) and Form 1980 (Request for External Access), available on the Contractors Forms page in TxDOT.gov.
  2. Send the signed forms to your company/organization point of contact (POC). 
  3. The POC at your company/organization will email the forms to TxDOTCONNECT_helpdesk@txdot.gov. This email should include the following information for you:
    • Provide external consultant's email and phone number;
    • Identify the role(s) to be assigned to the consultant;
    • Identify the supporting district(s) to be assigned to the consultant.

        4. The TxDOTCONNECT Helpdesk will request –O network access and              TxDOTCONNECT security role(s) for you. You will receive your –O user              ID via email and must complete multi-factor authentication.  Log in to              the TxDOTCONNECT system.

If you are a ROWAPS or Utility consultant, send your access request by email to the Right of Way Division HelpDesk.

Access Updates

To update or disable access to TxDOTCONNECT, external users with a -O user ID should take the following steps:

  1. The POC or a TxDOT staff member should send an email to TxDOTCONNECT_helpdesk@txdot.gov. This email should contain the following information:
    • External user's name, user ID, email and phone number;
    • Identify the action to be taken and details: Profile update: Include details; Add/remove Security Roles: List security role(s); Add/remove supporting districts: List district(s); Request to disable user in TxDOTCONNECT.
  2. The TxDOTCONNECT Helpdesk will submit the request.
  3. External partners will receive confirmation that the request has been completed.
External Consultant Point of Contact (POC)
Complete Forms 1828b (Security Form) and Form 1980. Forms available on the Contractors Forms page in TxDOT.gov.
Review both forms.
Once credentials are received via email, complete multi-factor authentication. Log into TxDOT Connect at TxDOTCONNECT system.*
Submit both forms and additional requested information to TxDOTCONNECT_helpdesk@txdot.gov.

*Please note that passwords will need to be reset every 90 days.

Training for External Partners

TxDOT provides training and training materials to support consultants who access TxDOTCONNECT. With each new release, TxDOTCONNECT offers opportunities for consultants to attend virtual training sessions to prepare for the new functionality. Training materials are always available and include reference guides, job aids and interactive training modules.

Questions? Ask the project team.

Maintenance Projects Functionality Demos

Training Videos

Reference Materials

Interactive Training Modules

Interactive Training Modules: Engineer's Estimate
Training for Engineering Consultants

Interactive Training Modules: Right of Way and Utilities
Training for Right of Way and Utilities Consultants

Additional TxDOTCONNECT Information

Divisions