Thought Leader Interview: Atefeh Riazi on the Past, Present and Future of MetroCard

By Iver Band
April, 2015

Atefeh Riazi

Atefeh Riazi, currently Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer at the United Nations, has also led IT at the advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather, the New York City Housing Authority, and New York City Transit, an agency of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This interview focuses on Ms. Riazi’s work at the MTA leading the implementation of MetroCard, a fare collection system that serves 8.5 million daily commuters. MetroCard collects fares on bus and rail transit systems operated by the MTA and other government agencies serving New York City and surrounding counties in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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