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|History of the IRP Clearinghouse|
The Federal Highway Administration and IRP, Inc. signed a cooperative agreement to implement a pilot project for an electronic Clearinghouse between the IRP jurisdictions. The goal was to facilitate the electronic exchange and reconcilement of registration information and fees among jurisdictions.
The IRP, Inc. Board of Directors approved the redevelopment of the IRPCH system in an effort to lower operational costs and to provide a more robust user interface. The redesign effort migration stage was completed on March 15, 2003.
The IRP Board of Directors approved a modernization effort to migrate the Clearinghouse to a new platform to take advantage of new technology and accommodate the large amount of data stored and processed by the system. Although the original Clearinghouse specifications have not changed, there are several improvements to the Clearinghouse inherent in the new technology.
Fifty-six out of 59 jurisdictions actively participate in the IRPCH, electronically exchanging registration information and fees. These jurisdictions are: