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Utility Installation Review (UIR) System. Internet-Based Utility Permit Implementation. Why is It Important?. Large number of utilities within the ROW Thousands of utility permits per year Hundreds of utility agreements per year Institutional memory at TxDOT

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Utility installation review uir system

Utility Installation Review (UIR) System

Internet-Based Utility Permit Implementation

Transportation Operations Group


Why is it important
Why is It Important?

  • Large number of utilities within the ROW

  • Thousands of utility permits per year

  • Hundreds of utility agreements per year

  • Institutional memory at TxDOT

  • Quality of information provided by utilities

  • TTI Research Project 0-2110

    • Prototype GIS-based utility inventory model

    • Prototype Internet-based utility permitting system

Transportation Operations Group


Workflow diagram overview
Workflow Diagram - Overview

  • Notice of Proposed Installation

Submitting

Reviewing

  • 48-hr Notification

  • Traffic Control Plan

Approval/Pre-construction

  • Approval

Construction

Post-construction

  • As-Built Certification

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Workflow diagram part 1
Workflow Diagram (Part 1)

Submitting

Reviewing

Approval

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Workflow diagram part 2
Workflow Diagram (Part 2)

Pre-construction

Construction

Post-construction

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User system requirements
User System Requirements

  • Desktop/Laptop with Pentium Processor or higher

  • Internet Explorer 6.0

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0

  • Internet connection

  • Email account

  • UIR active account

Transportation Operations Group


Additional information
Additional Information

https://apps.dot.state.tx.us/uirpro/

http://uir.tamu.edu/uirdemo/ (demo)

  • Online help system

  • User manual

  • Training materials

Cesar Quiroga – TTI (RS): [email protected], 210-731-9938

Jesse Cooper – ROW (PD): [email protected], 512-416-2874

John Campbell – ROW (PC): [email protected], 512-416-2909

Transportation Operations Group


Project status
Project Status

  • Pilot implementation in San Antonio

  • Four utility companies

    • Water utility

    • Electric utility

    • Major telecom

    • Cable TV company

  • All utility permits within Bexar County

  • Lessons learned for statewide implementation

Transportation Operations Group


Implementation issues
Implementation Issues

  • Utility company acceptability

    • Detailed utility installation coordinates

    • Buy-in from administration

    • Concern about Internet-based procedures

    • Proprietary information security

  • DOT concerns

    • System scalability

    • Ability to capture district-level procedures

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Project status as of 09 24 08
Project Status (as of 09/24/08)

Online

Future

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Project status as of 09 24 081
Project Status (as of 09/24/08)

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Major system functionality
Major System Functionality

  • Database-driven

  • Interactive GIS-based permit location

  • Permit event and document tracking

  • PDF file conversion

  • Utility company/DOT user management

  • Tabular and map-based reports

  • Performance measures

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Benefits
Benefits

  • Automation

  • More thorough, faster reviews

  • Reporting and accountability

  • Institutional memory

  • Document retention practices

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Challenges
Challenges

  • Garbage in / garbage out …

    • Automation does not “automatically” result in better, more reliable deliverables

  • DOT and utility company training

  • Utility company compliance

    • Utility Accommodation Rules

    • Notification to DOT prior to construction

Transportation Operations Group


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