This citywide multi-modal transportation authority manages a transportation system that’s critical for keeping its millions of citizens and socio-economic development moving. The authority oversees this task through traffic management, and regulation of private and public transit. It plans, develops, and manages for short- and long-term needs to provide an efficient, people-centered system that includes roads, rail, buses, taxis, and private vehicles. Given this city’s fast-paced development and growing population, the projected demand is expected to strain the public transportation system if not planned for properly. To serve these anticipated needs, the authority drafted its Land Transport Master Plan for transportation network investments that forecasted needs over a decade. In addition to a rapidly growing population, ever-expanding data volumes posed a considerable challenge to their technology infrastructure. The authority relies on data and applications to ensure smooth travel for all—capturing more than 12 million records on public transport each day. However, land transport IT systems were designed for quick response time, with priority given to keeping transactions moving; but not for keeping data beyond three months. Lost data meant a lost ability to conduct meaningful trend analysis, create long-term policy planning, or engage in data mining.