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(IT-922) L.A.'s $40B Transportation Program: Success of a Program Management Information System

Primary Author: Mr Christen Bergerud EcoSys
Co-author(s): Ms Julie K Owen CCC PSP Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Mr Brian Criss PSP DRMcNatty & Associates, Inc.

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Experience-Based
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: To combat growing regional traffic congestion, residents of Los Angeles County voted to approve Measure R, a sales tax initiative that commits $40 billion to traffic relief and transportation upgrades over the next 30 years. Because of the program's size and accountability to the public, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) decided to implement an enterprise-wide web-based program management information system, inclusive of capital planning and staffing analysis.

Having completed the implementation of the system, LA Metro, DRMcNatty, and EcoSys look at recommended practices and key success factors that enable the organization to deliver on its promises to its constituency including: budget, schedule, cost, resource, and commitment systems integration; efficiencies achieved in reporting; and visibility into overall program performance.