The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ TranStats www.transtats.bts.gov website along with its industry partner, Sybase, were honored in April as the Best e-Business Solution for 2003 by the iForce Excellence Awards. These awards are cosponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Computerworld. iForce honors excellence in 11 categories. The inaugural winners were selected from over 125 entries by 15 executives, members of the media, and analysts.
In accepting the iForce Award, BTS’ Jeff Butler, assistant director of the Office of Statistical Computing, said, “TranStats has in the past and will continue to be an award-winning e-Government solution, but today this unique product has become an award-winning e-Business solution as well. This speaks highly of the people who developed and continue to improve TranStats.”
In making the award, the iForce judges recognized TranStats “as a business solution that provides fast, accurate, and reliable access to data.” They noted the 15,000 hits per day the site receives and the ability to search an index of more than 100 databases.
According to Michael Walsh, director of marketing for Sun Microsystem’s U.S. Partner management and sales organization, “These awards were designed to mirror the iForce program – which honors partners that have created, developed, and delivered proven solutions that enable customers to quickly realize a return on IT investment.”