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one.network Unveils Plan Share, Pioneering a New Era in Roadway Management and Collaboration

Parul Dubey on April 17, 2024 - in News, Products, Technology

Tallahassee, Florida – Today, one.network, a pioneer in road management and work zone data technology, announced the official launch of Plan Share in the U.S. market. This advanced platform revolutionizes permitting and road construction collaboration from project concept to completion, by digitally managing permit requests and traffic management plans through the entire process. It eliminates redundant data entry, removing the need for emails and separate document management. From traffic engineers and construction managers to public information officers and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) specialists, Plan Share is tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges of the entire American transportation sector including state and local agencies, contractors, consultants, and even utility companies. With its initial deployment with Florida DOT already underway, Plan Share promises to streamline the entire road construction lifecycle from beginning to end.

Plan Share addresses the essential need for a unified communication system across various agencies by offering a high-quality, consistent data communication platform that transforms the permit to publish process. It modernizes road closure planning by replacing outdated hand-drawn maps and spreadsheet tracking with a robust, mobile-optimized road management platform. This innovation ensures precise project execution, allows contractors and state agencies to access real-time information on adjacent projects, and avoids conflicts on roadways. Plan Share also enhances transparency throughout the permitting and planning approval processes, significantly reducing the likelihood of plan rejections. The platform enables internal teams and third parties, including construction and utility companies, to efficiently create, manage, and submit permit applications and project documentation directly through the one.network portal.

As projects progress from the planning phase, through active work zones to project completion, Plan Share provides near real-time monitoring that supports rapid decision-making and effective communication with road users. This is achieved through integration with one.network’s Traffic Management platform and the Live Link work zone safety app. By leveraging historical traffic data, Plan Share facilitates strategic planning and ensures that traffic disruptions are managed efficiently. This comprehensive approach not only streamlines workflows from permit approval to live project updates but also directly publishes vital work zone information to commercial navigation providers, including Google and Waze, ensuring that all road users have access to the latest developments for safer and more informed travel.

one.network’s Chief Commercial Officer Simon Topp says the platform will dramatically streamline the normally confusing and disorganized process of road construction collaboration. “This is the missing part of the puzzle for road construction,” he said. “Plan Share is a proven tool, ready for use. We have deployed it already at the state DOT level and with cities and counties across the United States, meaning agencies, consultants construction companies, and the public can be assured the platform will save them time, effort and money, a powerful trifecta for road construction.”

Plan Share by use case:

Plan Share for Projects facilitates the coordination and management of large-scale capital improvement projects by providing a comprehensive overview of all related permit statuses. This system is tailored to meet the needs of contractors and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), offering them unprecedented visibility and control. By integrating detailed mapping of road closures and streamlining the approval process, Plan Share ensures that projects proceed without delays or conflicts. For instance, with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), this application has proven indispensable in managing complex projects across the state. It allows for precise scheduling and real-time adjustments, ensuring that each project phase is clearly communicated and efficiently executed. The system’s capability to handle intricate, multipoint permits across various jurisdictions epitomizes how technology can drive efficiency in road construction and maintenance, leading to significant time and cost savings.

Plan Share for Permitting streamlines the way public permit applications are processed by offering a user-friendly public portal that can be integrated into DOT websites. This portal simplifies the submission process for the public, ensuring that applications for right-of-way (ROW) use are easy to complete and submit. With an integrated chat feature, applicants can receive immediate assistance from DOT staff, making the process transparent and accessible. This functionality not only makes the permitting process more efficient but also significantly reduces the volume of customer service calls, freeing up agency resources for other critical tasks. The use of multipoint geometry mapping allows for accurate representation of closures, ensuring that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the impacts on traffic flow. By centralizing and simplifying public interactions, DOTs can ensure a smoother permitting experience for everyone involved, enhancing public satisfaction and compliance.

But Plan Share offers similar benefits for all levels and classifications of transportation management as well. For county DOTs, the software streamlines permitting management, boosting efficiency and reducing network disruptions. It facilitates better coordination with utilities and road agencies, improving road network management. At the city level, the tool offers a holistic approach to road permitting management, significantly reducing time and impact on urban networks. With its modern interface, city DOTs can manage high-density traffic and complex road projects more efficiently, fostering smoother traffic flow and improved public communication. For tolling agencies, Plan Share optimizes traffic flow and safety, directly impacting profitability through efficient lane management and improved coordination with state DOTs. In every case, Plan Share contributes to efficiency, safety and data driven decision making. “We believe Plan Share could be one of the most impactful solutions we’ve introduced to date, and it’s the only permitting solution on the market that’s truly built for Right-of-Way management,” said Topp. “Breaking down traditional silos, would be a significant accomplishment on its own, but add in Plan Share’s single source of planning truth, its communication tools and real-time insights, and this tool has the potential to revolutionize road construction.”

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About one.network 

one.network is on a mission to transform road operations.

We empower those responsible for managing and maintaining our roads, enabling them to collaborate seamlessly and share live, accurate information about road network disruptions with every regional stakeholder and the public.

one.network equips road agencies, utility companies, and all organizations that rely on clear roads with tools to plan, communicate, and analyze activities affecting road users.

one.network was recently acquired by Causeway Technologies


About Causeway Technologies

Causeway Technologies was founded in 1999 by chief executive, Phil Brown. Headquartered in Buckinghamshire in the UK, it now serves over 3,000 customers globally with over 500 employees dedicated to providing enterprise and cloud software solutions to support the digitalisation of the construction and maintenance industries, serving consultants, contractors, suppliers, and their clients on an international scale.

For more information, please visit https://us.one.network.

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