Transit CIOs Join Together

A new nationwide Transit CIO Consortium comprised of more than 30 federal, state and local transit agencies is collaborating to share IT best practices and address mutual challenges. Member organizations include Amtrak as well as transit authorities in Chicago, Dallas, New York City and San Francisco. Check out what the groups goals are for this year, and the outlook for 2011.

CIOs representing more than 30 transit authorities -- from Amtrak to metropolitan agencies in Chicago, Dallas, New York City and San Francisco -- are joining together to form the nationwide Transit CIO Consortium. The Consortium will provide a forum for transit CIOs to share technology and program information with each other on a broad range of technology subjects. Specific collaborations are expected on technology topics such as asset management systems, cloud computing, customer communications, closed circuit TV security and video management (CCTV), data security, enterprise architecture (EA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), IT centralization and consolidation, IT governance, PCI compliance, portfolio management, Smartcards and fare collection.

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