Seattle Metro—A Transit Property's Experience with Microcomputers

by Stuart A. Bothwell, Municipality of Metropolitan, Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


The Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle's (Metro) first involvement with microcomputers started during the third quarter of 1981 when IBM announced their personal computer (PC). Metro's policy of standardizing on the IBM-PC has facilitated the development of training programs, the acquisition of software, and has made it possible to cost justify the creation of an inventory of PC repair parts. The primary issue now being focused on by the Steering Committee is networking the PC's to centralized minicomputers, mainframes and each other.

Subject Headings: Computers | Transportation management | Local government | Computer networks | Training | Benefit cost ratios | Case studies | Urban areas | Seattle | Washington | United States

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