Esri releases new enterprise licensing program

April 6, 2020
Small transit authorities in the U.S. can now benefit from easier access to GIS software.

Esri announced an enterprise licensing program which aims to support small public transit authorities in the planning, operations and monitoring of their transportation systems.

Institutional barriers, such as staffing levels and budget constraints, may hinder small agencies from realizing the same benefits of using GIS that their larger counterparts have come to know, says Esri. The goal of the Small Public Transit Agency Enterprise Agreement (EA) program is to reduce this cost barrier through a straightforward, tiered pricing model.

"GIS technology has changed dramatically over the last five years," said Gary Waters, Esri's director of the transportation engagement team. "We are happy to help transit agencies take advantage of Esri's advanced software so their business processes can be more efficient, effective and easily compliant with complex mandates like Federal Transit Administration's Safety Management System. This new program provides a tremendous return on investment to qualifying agencies."

Geospatial technology like GIS is embraced as a tool by hundreds of transit agencies for better planning, to maintain their assets and to provide for a changing ridership among a growing list of activities.

The Small Public Transit Agency Enterprise Agreement demonstrates Esri's commitment to advance urban mobility, reduce carbon emission and improve communications with the public. It provides the software, data and applications that support the workflows of transit authorities in the United States.