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April 1, 2015

Travis County, Texas, Cuts Ties with Court Software Project

After spending $3.3 million, county taxpayers have little to show for the project, which has been in jeopardy since the vendor went bankrupt last year with little warning.

April 1, 2015

Elections Need a Tech Reboot

U.S. elections have not kept pace with the opportunities afforded by technology.

April 1, 2015

Closing the Digital Divide with Payphones

An innovative solution will bring high-speed Wi-Fi to all New York City residents.

April 1, 2015

How did June 14, Flag Day, earn its deceptive name?

Answer: a tired farmer

March 31, 2015

New Orleans Douses Flames With Data

In the first in a series of data-driven projects, New Orleans looks at ways to make its operations smarter and keep its citizens safer.

March 31, 2015

Photo of the Week: Oceans Damaged by Climate Change Take Thousands of Years to Recover

Recovery from climate change and the deoxygenation of seawater -- which can alter ocean ecology very quickly -- was previously thought to be on a 100-year scale. But scientist Sarah Moffitt proved that wrong.

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.