”[ProjectTracker] enables your already busy staff to make the best use of the limited time that you have. The combination of the firm’s expert knowledge of the TIP / STIP processes as well as the built in QA / QC makes processing routing TIP actions very easy both internally and externally.
With this software, your staff is able to doing the thing that they were hired to do, planning”
Kristen ZimmermanSenior Planner at Wichita Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO)
“[ProjectTracker] is like having another highly skilled, full-time employee here that is essentially working solely on the FTIP, freeing me up to do other planning duties. I’m able to do project development, delivery, look over our active transportation plan, work with freight, as well as a number of other things that I do in addition to this. Even with an MPO of our size, which we feel is on the smaller side in California, it’s still a full-time job!”
John DinunzioRegional Transportation Planner, FTIP Coordinator at San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG)
“SacTrak [ProjectTracker] SaaS solves problems from a simple to a sophisticated level. On a simple level, it allows project sponsors to directly submit amendments easily through a web-based application, as opposed to other solutions available to the state that require submissions via email or pen and paper plus a full-time staff member to manually update all of the projects. On a sophisticated level, our tool has nightly synchronization updates with the FMIS database on whether projects have obligated or de-obligated federal funds as well as nifty reporting features. Someone could ask for the 10-year history of funding and programming in our region and we could quickly and easily answer most funding questions. Our system also gives us access to version history, obligation history, draft amendment submittals, final amendment submittals, and an array of different ways to process data that agencies without our software are simply unable to do. If I went to go work at one of our other regions with a similar amount of project data, I would make it the top of my list to switch to software like SacTrak [ProjectTracker] by EcoInteractive. It not only saves us an FTE but streamlines our live data collection and accuracy. I wouldn’t want to do this job without our software.”
José Luis CáceresMetropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and Project Delivery Team Manager, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
“The eSTIP [ProjectTracker] SaaS helps us to solve many challenges – it makes gathering projects from our MPO’s for review and approval quick and efficient, helps save time by sending the email notifications when approvals are needed, promote transparency with the public facing site, and allows us to extract the data in multiple ways to fill the varying needs. It saves hours of staff time come STIP adoption and amendment time, and provides a level of convenience while we obtain state and federal approvals.”
Jillian EmerySTIP Manager for Multimodal Planning and Program Development at Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
“The EnviroStor system and the EcoTracker platform from which it came are very versatile when it comes to flexibility in adapting to various use cases. This is especially true when it comes to being able to support engineering and scientific data while presenting information utilizing integrated GIS processes. It has the basis and the infrastructure to mold and meet various types of use cases surrounding that data arena. For that reason, it could be valuable depending on the particular use case that an agency may have. We've always been able to work with EcoInteractive to propose ideas, suggestions and solutions to comply with ongoing needs as well as leverage input from their team to refine those proposals…The EcoInteractive team is really great at providing us suggestions and potentially better ways to navigate an issue in order to achieve what we need to in the end.”
Anshu SinghFormer Chief of Data Systems Unit
“eSTIP’s [ProjectTracker’s] customizable options for us worked great, and EcoInteractive worked to fit our business model and plan, rather than the other way around. Creating a standard look for ADOT’s STIP has been invaluable and makes it easier for FHWA to review. The data always reflects the latest and greatest on a particular project and updates automatically as changes are made. People also love to see these projects on a map - I showed our District Engineer the system and he was blown away!”
Bret AndersonProgram Manager at Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
“For all of the programs in GeoTracker, being able to make data-based decisions is really important. To be able to really know that we have a good understanding about where things are, where the problems are, how the programs are doing at a macro level – that has been really valuable for us using GeoTracker.”
Matthew Cohen, PGChief of Underground Storage Tank Cleanup / GeoTracker at State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
“We get questions on projects all the time from various stakeholders on a daily basis. My first stop is always to look up the project details in our eTIP [ProjectTracker]. The prior funding and the project history features of eTIP [ProjectTracker] are like a godsend. Having this amount of information and data with detailed timestamps that we can go back to and reference specific project changes helps back us up when we need it, which is a huge benefit. In addition, the public site component has played an incredibly helpful role in fielding questions from the public. We could be doing much less on the public site and still meet the federal requirements but the Federal agencies are extremely happy with everything we’ve been able to provide to the general public with the eTIP [ProjectTracker] Public Site Module.”
Doug FergusonSenior Capital Programmer at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
“EcoInteractive’s knowledge of the MPO and TIP process and regulation vs. just general database development skills is huge. It saves us a lot of time and frustration - when we call or email with any complicated request, we generally don’t need to explain why we’re making the request, they get it. Right out of the box the software meets all of the MPO’s federal regulations for a TIP. Even if there is a little tweaking, a product that meets federal, state, and regional regulations is produced right away. We can’t stress enough how helpful it has been to not have any IT costs or requirements for the system on the CMAP side. It’s a huge value-add, from the bottom-to-the-top, including the board, there’s no question the value of this software for what we have to do. From our standpoint, it’s not only a monetary savings but a headache savings by choosing to go with EcoInteractive.
Kama DobbsSenior Capital Programmer at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
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Before 2019, each of Arizona’s agencies produced STIP / TIP ...