PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in San Francisco, California, for Tyler’s Socrata® Connected Government Cloud (SCGC) solution. The MTC will use this advanced internal data sharing approach to empower its users to access a single source of trusted data and securely share analysis, visualizations, and performance measurements across multiple departments and programs.
The MTC is a metropolitan planning organization and is responsible for the transportation planning, financing, and coordination for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The agency oversees every trip taken in the Bay Area, from the BART to FasTrak, and it also focuses on issues such as climate change and affordable housing. Additionally, the agency collaborates with a network of other public agencies to help support the streets, roads, highways, transit systems and other transportation resources that help millions of people get to where they need to be.
“We are often asked for transit data and land use information from multiple groups or project planners, and we were looking for a way to streamline this process and be able to share information easily between several departments,” said Kearey Smith, assistant director of Data and Visualization at MTC. “With the Socrata Connected Government Cloud solution, we’ll be able to have a more structured and organized approach to collecting information and sharing that information in a way that builds trust and confidence with our users. This initiative, called BASIS, will help us effectively communicate and share our data with local jurisdictions and help us maintain a strong level of transparency with all groups.”
The MTC has been a Socrata client for several years, using its platform to power their Vital Signs site, which uses demographic, transportation and housing data to track trends, measure progress towards our planning goals, and plan for future growth in the Bay Area. More recently, the MTC was evaluating its data architecture and was impressed with how SCGC could streamline and consolidate its software environment, especially after seeing it in action at the 2018 Socrata Connect conference.
The SCGC will serve as a self-service centralized data repository for all MTC employees, the jurisdictions it serves, and their residents. Collecting data can be extremely challenging for an organization of this size, and SCGC will help jurisdictions like San Francisco, San Mateo, and Oakland take ownership over their data. In addition, the MTC can use the transportation data that is collected to cut across data silos and see how it is impacting issues such as affordable housing and climate change. It will also help the agency in developing long-range transportation plans that incorporate information and datasets from local jurisdictions.
“Metropolitan Transportation Commission has an ambitious vision for leveraging data to address climate change, create more housing choice, and sustainably grow the Bay Area,” said Kevin Merritt, president of Tyler’s Data & Insights Division. “Socrata Connected Government Cloud will enable that work by centralizing data from more than 100 jurisdictions into an extensible platform. This natural fit is no coincidence as Tyler's Connected Communities strategy envisions regional transformation through fluid data sharing.”
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector - cities, counties, schools and other government entities - to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler's client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. In 2017, Forbes ranked Tyler on its "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list, and Fortune included Tyler on its "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.