Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

With over 200 million rail and bus trips per year, WMATA manages the second-busiest rapid transit system in the U.S. The management of such a massive transit network and operation requires secure and rapid access to digital documents, plans, maps, images, records on stations, routes, properties, buildings, equipment, and so forth for daily operation. To do this effectively for such a large a complex enterprise, a sophisticated Electronic Document Management (EDMS) Solution is required.

NLT provided comprehensive IT professional services for the design of a new centralized enterprise class Document Management Architecture capable of consolidating multitudes of disparate records systems for improved indexing, searching, access, retrieval, display, and sharing of information. This work included assessment and alternatives analysis, planning and scoping, financial analysis, architectural and logistical design, system development and implementation, testing, and documentation with a team of specialists over an extended period on-site. NLT led a team in the design of a novel state-of-the-art service oriented solution to integrate Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) running in a VMWare-based data center and EMC Documentum to form a centralized platform capable of providing the security, interoperability, scalability, and performance required to store, index, manage, and communicate massive volumes of disparate data, files, and documents for the entire enterprise. state-of-the-art service oriented architecture based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) running in a VMWare-based data center with advanced resource management, redundancy and security policies. This work enabled WMATA to:

  • Increase business efficiency by using automated workflows and electronic forms
  • Decrease the cost of managing unstructured data from a variety of sources
  • Decrease the costs of managing and storing documents at an offsite archive facility
  • Provide for a shared document scanning and storage environment
  • Support important document retention policies
  • Senior Information Technology Consulting for WMATA


NLT has also been awarded an IDIQ contract to provide GIS services on a task order basis.