Percussion Software, a developer of software solutions, has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the transportation planning, financing, and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, has selected Percussion's Rhythmyx 5 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system as an element of its Web site upgrade. The upgrade is intended to prepare MTC's Web presence for steadily increasing demand.
MTC functions as both a regional transportation planning agency, and as a federal metropolitan planning organization (MPO), responsible for coordinating the development of mass transit, highway, airport, seaport, railroad, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities. MTC's Web presence includes the main site as well as sub-sites for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The Web site acts as the primary information resource for the public, as well as MTC's local, regional, state, and federal partner agencies, by providing access to transportation-related reports, presentations, data, services, and funding information.
MTC's Rhythmyx 5 implementation is scheduled to roll out in the spring. Challenges facing the Web site include support for new interactive features such as audio casting, expanded information related to the California budget crisis, a federal transportation reauthorization now in process, and related tax measures that appeared on a recent ballot. MTC also will update the regional transportation plan this year, an activity that happens once every three years, and creates volumes of information that must be supplied to the public and to government partners.