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36 · Continue to add examples of how other transit agencies do the TEAP Framework areas at their agencies and they gener- things, such as how they use a good business plan to drive ously helped improve the relevance and quality of the prod- the technology plan. ucts and tools produced by this project. · Advertise the wiki and steer more agencies and transit staff They recognized that transit EA information is valuable for to it. many purposes. The creation of the solution architectures helped show the benefits of creating generic transit templates and providing examples. One of the benefits of having EA Conclusion and Final Comments information about a transit agency's technology and business The state of the practice survey and the pilot results demon- environment is similar to a renovation/rehabilitation project strated the transit industry's overall difficulty in finding the having blueprints. Having an accurate building blueprint needed resources and time to fully develop all the elements accelerates deployment and mitigates risk when building on of the TEAP Framework within most transit agencies. Return to or fixing a problem in the facility. on investment (ROI) data are still elusive with respect to Finally, the transit staff felt that the wiki makes the informa- EA efforts because there are so few agencies that have the tion about the TEAP Framework more accessible and easier to resources to implement and measure the concrete benefits of update on an ongoing basis. Further, it enables the transit implementing and maintaining an EA. All the transit staff that community to share ideas, approaches, and tools to become participated in this project wanted to make further progress in more successful.