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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning Framework The Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning (TEAP) Framework project sought to provide transit agencies with a roadmap and tools to successfully implement Information Technology (IT) and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies that meet their business needs. The systems management areas that compose the TEAP Framework include the following disciplines: Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Architecture Process (EA/EAP) Business Case Methodology (BCM) Funding Implementation (FI) Project Systems Engineering (SE) Post-Implementation Analysis (PIA) Project Overview The objective of the project was to identify key elements and develop a coherent frame- work that is critical to successfully deploying IT (specifically ITS) projects. The resulting framework should adopt best, streamlined practices from the broader IT industry and show- case good examples from the transit industry. Furthermore, the resulting research should provide resources and building blocks that other public transportation organizations could share, borrow, and learn from each other. The project was divided into two phases. In Phase I, the tasks consisted of doing research to understand the current state of the practice and developing the preliminary TEAP Framework, guidance and tools that compose the roadmap for developing successful IT/ITS projects. The Framework guidance and tools were placed on a wiki website, www.tcrp-teap.pbworks.com. Specifically, the Framework helps: Guide an agency's planning process and investment criteria, Improve its understanding of risks and risk management, Verify and validate compliance with its needs and stakeholder requirements, Better manage system project implementation, and Enhance the measurement of results and benefits. The Phase II objectives focused on refining the Framework materials and developing enterprise architecture-related building blocks for the transit industry so that they can more quickly create their own agency-specific enterprise architectures. Transit enterprise architecture templates and tools were created by adapting an existing transit enterprise architecture developed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)