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March 31, 2015

18F Launches RFP Ghostwriting and Review Service

A new service offered by digital services agency 18F could give federal procurement a facelift.

March 31, 2015

FCC Explains Decisions on Broadband, Net Neutrality

In a webinar, the FCC briefs state and local governments on its decisions to vacate state laws and preserve an open Internet.

March 31, 2015

Transit Agencies Need to Increase Technology Investments

Transit systems are growing along with ridership. But more investments in technology are needed to make transit a reliable alternative to automobiles in cities.

March 31, 2015

The Time is Right for Civic Innovation (Opinion)

Confluence of technology, design, innovation and leadership can break down even the most entrenched state bureaucracies.

March 31, 2015

'Seamless' Bay Area Transit System Proposed to Attract New Riders

A report, titled “Seamless Transit,” calls for creation of an integrated transit system that makes it easier for existing and potential riders to navigate the Bay Area’s labyrinth of transit systems as if they were one.

March 31, 2015

The Making of an Energy Ghetto

The utility industry's efforts to turn back the clean-energy revolution would block low-income communities from realizing the benefits.

March 31, 2015

States Use Cameras To Crack Down On School Bus Scofflaws

More than a dozen states now authorize the use of cameras mounted on school buses to catch drivers who illegally pass them.

March 31, 2015

Georgia Tech Gets $2 Million to Help Churn Out Tech Startups

The university is trying to create an easier path for undergraduates to tap into the university's hodgepodge of programs aimed at helping startups.

March 31, 2015

Contra Costa County Looks to Become Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center

The county transportation authority today announced a major new partner that it hopes will propel its new autonomous vehicle testing facility, GoMentum Station.

March 31, 2015

Oklahoma's Internet Access, Speed Lags Nation

Across the state, nearly half of all Oklahomans lack access to what federal regulators now consider high-speed internet—giving the state one of the poorest rates in the country.

March 31, 2015

What’s the difference between traffic gridlock and a bottleneck?

Answer: gridlock is worse

March 30, 2015

Nevada CIO David Gustafson Resigns

After a five year bid in Nevada, Gustafson moves on to the private sector.

March 30, 2015

Multi-City Innovation Campaign Improves Upon Traditional Hackathon

Twenty-five localities and one accelerator have launched a $220,000 campaign to seed civic health apps for residents, with the ultimate goal of taking good ideas and giving them a platform to scale up and be sustainable as a solution.

March 30, 2015

Social Media Keeps Transit Agencies Informed About its Riders

Social media can act as a monitoring tool that can help transit agencies improve how their systems run and even increase trust between passengers and agencies.

March 30, 2015

The Disrupted Find a Voice

The time is close at hand when the “Smart Cities” fetish will be revolted against, and when the Intelligent Community appears as the only rational balance of opposing forces. 

March 30, 2015

Senate Panel Blocks New Mexico's Data Breach Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee twice voted not to send the proposed law to the floor, making New Mexico one of only three states without a law requiring that consumers be notified in case of data breaches.

March 30, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn., to Expand Smart Street Pilot

The City Council approved the program that will allow freight and emergency vehicles to communicate with the city's traffic signal system, helping them move more easily through traffic.

March 30, 2015

Conneaut, Ohio, Library Makes Grant-Finding Database Available to Public

The online database is the latest technology-based improvement program now underway at the library.

March 30, 2015

Virtual Visits App Connects Riverside, Va., Patients to Doctors

The new platform allows patients to initiate contact directly with primary care physicians or internists for the treatment of minor ailments.

March 30, 2015

Map Could Help Columbus, Ohio, Ramp Up Broadband

The city already has installed 500 miles of fiber-optic lines, and the mapping will allow the city to more easily lease access to wireless companies.