Customizing a Payroll System for New Orelans

by Thomas M. Cypher, Regional Transit Authority, New, Orleans, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


When the RTA recently assumed responsibility for the New Orleans area transit system from a private operator, there was no RTA in-house computer capability. While the previous owner agreed to extend its existing automated financial systems support for a limited period, the RTA Management Information Systems' (MIS) two-person staff had only three months to develop specifications and procure a system to handle essential financial services, and six more months to have that system operational. After evaluating the situation, RTA decision makers elected to utilize advances in microcomputer and networking technologies to allow phased design and implementation of MIS hardware and software.

Subject Headings: Financial management | Information management | Systems management | Information systems | Computer software | Computer networks | Computing in civil engineering | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

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