March 27, 2015 Intelligent Transit: Data Improves Transit Efficiency Automatic vehicle location and passenger counting systems create data that can fine-tune the running of a transit system. March 27, 2015 What hidden benefit might electric vehicles offer? Answer: reduced air conditioner use March 26, 2015 Getting Smarter About a Basic Need Why connecting communities with technology is vital for economic and social vibrancy. March 26, 2015 Innovation Lab to Develop Next-Gen Electric Grid in New York The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy will simulate, develop, test and deploy a more integrated grid. March 26, 2015 Can Maryland, Utah Help California Use Tech to Boost Engagement? The Little Hoover Commission's March 26 hearing focused on transparency, open data and ways to make California a leader in IT service delivery. March 26, 2015 How Smartphones and Apps are Shaping the Future of Health Care More hospitals are forced under the Affordable Care Act to track patient outcomes, paving the way for digital health tools to expand. March 26, 2015 Bill Seeks to Bring High-Speed Internet to Maine's Rural Farmers, Small Businesses The measure's concept draft seeks to increase funding to the state’s ConnectME Authority in order to expand universal broadband and high-speed Internet into parts of the state that has no access to such service. March 26, 2015 Millions Ride BRT, Saving Billions Bus rapid transit is a major success in Latin America. What about in the United States with our suburban sprawl and love of cars? March 26, 2015 Biometrics Company to Offer Fingerprint, Iris Scans as Security at BWI Airport The company, New York-based CLEAR, says its scanning kiosks will be integrated into the Transportation Security Administration's existing Pre-Check system. March 26, 2015 Florida Utility Expands Smart Grid Technology Florida Power & Light started rolling out its $800 million smart grid in 2010, with help from a$200 million federal grant. March 26, 2015 How Mobile Technology Makes Transit Convenient To keep "choice riders" coming back, experts say that transit agencies must offer a ride that is reliable, fast, clean and convenient. March 26, 2015 Congress Members Urge $16 Million to Fund Earthquake Early Warning System So far, $6.5 million in federal money has been allocated for the project, which is estimated to cost $38.3 million to build for California, Oregon and Washington. March 26, 2015 Hawaii Rethinks SURF Strategy, Shifts to Targeted ERP Approach The governor has cancelled the single ERP procurement process, and the state will instead set out to modernize and improve individual ERP functional areas through more targeted projects. March 26, 2015 What industries are Google looking to change next? Answer: TV advertising and bill payment March 25, 2015 Photo of the Week: Scientists Model Adhesion Tech After Gecko Feet Scientists have replicated the setae on geckos' feet in the form of microscopic pillars, an array of which on the end of a tool can bond with many surfaces when an object needs to be picked up. March 25, 2015 8 Countries Ranked on Open Data Progress A new report ranks top G8 nations based on their signed agreement for open data success. March 25, 2015 Cost to Earthquake-Proof L.A.'s Crumbling Pipe System? $15 Billion Mayor Eric Garcetti's call to strengthen Los Angeles' water system is one pillar of his ambitious plan to ready the city for a major earthquake. March 25, 2015 Bill Would Impose Privacy Restrictions on Drones in Nevada The bill is aimed at preventing people from using drones to spy on their neighbors, and to prevent stalking and trespassing. March 25, 2015 8 Things to Know About Oregon's Tech Tax Package The bill addresses the unusual Oregon taxation methodology known as "central assessment," which values telecom companies' property, in part, based on the value of their brand. March 25, 2015 Potential for a Bipartisan Bill on Net Neutrality Emerges in Congress Congressional hearings last week showed the potential for a bipartisan deal, as well as the passions of both sides, which might need to cool before serious negotiations take place.