North Carolina

Winston-Salem developed an integrated realtime information service for its bus, paratransit, van and carpooling systems. The system collects and disseminates data about traffic conditions on local highways and roadways. PTI Prism

North Dakota

Gov. Edward Schafer's office connected 30 government students from Elgin/New Leipzip High School to his State of the State address via the Internet. Later that day, the governor went online and discussed the speech with them and other North Dakota students.


The city of Columbus is working with UGC Consulting for full deployment of a four-year, citywide GIS initiative. The project emphasizes improving utility infrastructure, such as electric, water, wastewater and storm water management.


The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and the FBI raided the headquarters of Multimedia Games and seized its main computer. Authorities contend that the company's MegaMania bingo game is really a slot machine and therefore illegal in Oklahoma.


Gov. John Kitzhaber introduced seven new members of the Oregon Telecommunications Forum Council -- a group formed to advise state government on telecommunications policy issues.


The Pittsburgh Police Department announced a $1 million contract with Paradigm4. Officers on the streets of Pittsburgh will be armed with wireless technology that will provide them immediate access to critical information.

Rhode Island

The state External Committee on Telecommunications and Higher Education made recommendations to the Board of Governors for Higher Education, including having institutions undertake initiatives to assist the faculty and staff in becoming more innovative in their use of telecommunications.

South Carolina

Clemson University will receive a grant from IBM to help support the development of Internet2. The university will receive hardware, software, switches and other pieces of network infrastructure critical to Internet2 applications.

South Dakota

Gov. Bill Janklow praised Splitrock Telecom for sponsoring a student essay contest that will put more computers in four eastern school districts. Students in the four school districts are being challenged to write an essay describing why an individual teacher they know is the best communicator in their school. The four teachers who are the subjects of winning essays will each receive a new laptop computer.


Hamilton County is using BANNER Records Indexing software from Systems & Computer Technology. The new system gives attorneys, professional title searchers and the public faster, more efficient access to recorded information, such as deeds and mortgages.


The Department of Transportation and Dallas Area Rapid Transit are testing advanced video technology and specialized computer equipment as an enforcement tool on the I-30 contraflow high- occupancy vehicle lane in Dallas. ITS America News


Gov. Mike Leavitt unveiled his Schools for the 21st Century program. The plan includes linking schools and homes with technology for both instructional and informational purposes and professional staff development to address the uses of technology for instruction.


The state hosted a School-to-Work Week in February, wherein teachers shadowed employees at IBM. The goal was for teachers to take the world of work back to their classrooms and use it as a teaching tool.


Prince William County is using a new constituent tracking system. The system tracks questions from constituents and ensure all of their concerns have been addressed. GML Government Microcomputer Letter


The Department of Transportation is using Travel Aid -- an intelligent transportation system designed to improve safety and reduce the hundreds of accidents that occur each year on Snoqualmie Pass just east of Seattle.

West Virginia

Gov. Cecil Underwood announced the awarding of a $100,000 grant to Glenville State College. The grant will support the purchase, installation, maintenance and upgrading of equipment for a distance-learning classroom.


Gov. Tommy Thompson announced his appointments to the Technology for Educational Achievement Board. The board will oversee the governor's $500 million initiative to advance education in the state.


Various governmental departments in Cheyenne and Laramie County are working with the GIS Studio to analyze enterprise-wide use of geographic information system technology.

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