Transportation Program Management System, HR-394, 2003

(2003) Transportation Program Management System, HR-394, 2003. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

HR-394 was a software and database development project. Via funding provided by the Iowa Highway Research Board, the Iowa County Engineer's Association Service Bureau oversaw the planning and implementation of an Internet based application that supports two major local-government transportation project activities: Project programming and Development tracking. The goals were to reduce errors and inconsistencies, speed up the processes, link people to both project data and each other, and build a framework that could eventually support a 'paperless' work flow. The work started in 1999 and initial development was completed by the fall of 2002. Since going live, several 'piggy back' applications have been required to make the Programming side better fit actual work procedures. This part of the system has proven adequate but will be rewritten in 2004 to make it easier to use. The original development side module was rejected by the users and so had to be rewritten in 2003. The second version has proven much better, is heavily used, and is interconnected with Iowa DOT project data systems. Now that the system is in operation, it will be maintained and operated by the ICEA Service Bureau as an ongoing service function.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Computer programming, Databases; Development, Implementation, Internet, Program management, Project management, Software
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
ID Code: 19683
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 14:53
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19683