In an effort to stretch limited dollars, more public agencies are turning to software as a service, a web-based solution that allows organizations to access software on an as-needed basis. NJ Transit introduced SaaS to handle customer-service inquiries.
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The Federal Transit Administration issued a new report: Operational Test for the Implementation of Advanced Technologies in Rural Transit Service.
The State of Nevada is updating its grants reporting systems to save time and reduce errors. The state is applying Extensible Business Reporting Language, a vendor-neutral extension of XML, to several of its business processes
Government agencies in King County (WA) have cut personal computer energy use by 38% by installing software that reduces energy consumption when its PCs sit idle for more than 15 minutes.
Can cloud computing help agencies manage stimulus funds and reporting requirements? The information technology industry says yes, and vendors are developing applications that would enable agencies to share software applications on the Internet. A related story reports that federal use of cloud computing services is expected to triple by 2013.
After two years, a man was convicted of a felony, possession of a forged instrument, and sentenced to two to four years in prison for defrauding New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority by bending used cards and using and selling them.
For More Riders Magazine, Aaron Antrim interviewed two of the key IT managers at the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, in Portland: Tim McHugh, TriMet’s Chief Technology Officer and Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager of GIS and Location-Based Services. Their wide-ranging conversation covered TriMet’s efforts to make route and schedule data available to the developer […]
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a team to determine the best way to make cloud computing more secure for agencies that want to adopt this emerging technology. Cloud computing would enable agencies to acquire computer services, including applications and storage, over the Internet. Link to full story in Federal Computer Week.
“The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s IT department had a problem after creating a 4,500-page Web site that was less than the sum of its parts. The City of Seattle’s network was unable to successfully screen out spam. The District of Columbia’s network was, well, simply dysfunctional. All three government agencies ultimately turned to the […]
According to Passenger Transport, the Central Florida Transportation Authority (LYNX) in Orlando developed a software application to facilitate agency data collection and reporting. The application will support National Transit Database reporting and allow online historical NTD comparisons with peer agencies. Besides bringing efficiencies to NTD reporting, LYNX anticipates that the system will allow the agency […]