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Houston Metro Transit Authority Purchases the SyberWorks Hosted Learning Management System to Provide Rail Worker Maintenance-Certification Training

Waltham, Massachusetts – March 31, 2009

SyberWorks Inc., a leader in the Learning Management Systems industry, announced today that they signed an agreement with Houston Metro Transit Authority to provide rail worker maintenance-certification training.

Jim Fountain, Rail Maintenance Training Manager, states, “The Houston Metro Transit Authority provides bus and light-rail service to the Houston area. Our training organization currently serves 80 employees, who repair and maintain the Houston metro rail system. And we expect this number of employees to triple over the next few years.

“These workers need annual and bi-annual safety- and equipment-certification training on forklifts, overhead cranes, “hyrail” vehicles (which operate on both highways and rails), and other types of track-line machines.

We were using an internal learning management system for training, but quickly realized that it would not meet our needs, especially with our staff expansion plans.

“So we interviewed several vendors and tested their systems. Houston Metro Transit Authority chose the SyberWorks Hosted Learning Management System because it offered so much more functionality than the other systems we evaluated, and at the lowest possible price. We were confident the SyberWorks Hosted Learning Management System had the feature set we needed in its core product, and that it would keep up with our training needs over the coming years. We also liked its read-and-sign functionality, which will allow us to track and manage whether our rail-maintenance employees have read important memos about policy and equipment changes. Finally, the SyberWorks staff is terrific to work with, and they answer our questions promptly.”

About Houston Metro Transit Authority

Since first offering service in 1979, the Houston Metro Transit Authority has worked to make public transportation available to all citizens, to relieve traffic congestion, and reduce air pollution, by providing an alternative to single-occupant automobile travel. The Houston Metro Transit Authority provides services such as local bus service, Park & Ride, METRORail, Star Vanpool, METROLift, RideSponsor, RideShare, Transit Centers, and more.

“METRO” is an innovative regional transportation organization of dedicated employees, who are committed to partnering with the public and private sectors to provide the safest, highest quality services and mobility solutions, while also exceeding our customers' expectations and fostering local economic growth. For more information, visit www.ridemetro.org or call 713-739-4000.

About SyberWorks

SyberWorks, Inc. (www.syberworks.com) is a leader in the custom and Learning Management System industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, higher education, and other industries. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, the company serves the multi-billion-dollar e-Learning market. Since 1995, SyberWorks has developed and delivered unique and economical solutions to create, manage, measure, and improve e-Learning programs at companies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries.

SyberWorks, Inc.
411 Waverley Oaks Road
Building 3, Suite 319
Waltham, MA 02452

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