Highly detailed data around cycling and pedestrian activity has not always been easy to come by. Public officials and micromobility advocates stress the need for better data to make the case for more and better infrastructure.
Colorado passed a law in 2019 that prohibits police from holding people in jail based on civil immigration violations, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is buying data on jail release times to bypass the law.
Broadband stakeholders in Tennessee — including companies, leaders and residents — have until May 30 to review and provide comments on a statewide broadband map based on data from Internet service providers.
Tacoma, Wash., Police Chief Avery Moore presented his crime reduction plan to the city council yesterday. The plan will lean on data to identify where crimes are being committed the most.
Last week, New York City released a digital version of the Mayor’s Management Report. The digital report intends to give residents an easy way to view and compare city agency data.
Plans to bring data centers, the digital information storehouses outfitted with tax breaks in Connecticut legislation fast-tracked last year, are getting snagged by a tangle of questions about local rules.
The Virginia Office of Data Governance and Analytics announced that longtime finance security executive Ken Pfeil will take on the position, replacing former Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero.
Electric buses, though costly, are beginning to make up more and more of the U.S. transit fleet. Here's a tool where you can look up how many electric buses a transit agency has, as well as how much it's driving them.
With evidence that algorithms can treat people unequally, society must question why that is. Research into equity and algorithms indicates that no algorithm can mathematically fulfill all notions of fairness.
When it comes to accessibility and inclusion, there are steps local and state agencies can take — and others that should be avoided — to provide an equitable government service experience across populations.
According to an announcement from Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Santiago Garces will become Boston's chief information officer in May. Garces will replace Alex Lawrence, who has served as interim CIO since November.
A review of the site this month by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper found data about vendors working with the city hadn't been updated for more than three years — since Aug. 3, 2018.
New Jersey's first electric bus charging equipment has been installed at the Newton Bus garage in Camden. The finished project represents a milestone in the journey toward zero-emission buses.
An official at the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a briefing he was confident the VA medical center in Walla Walla is ready to launch a new computer system that has caused a wide range of problems in Spokane.
The Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms has released recommendations for county and municipal governments that are interested in using automated systems for better decision-making.
Baltimore Police Department will use a new crime reporting system, joining law enforcement agencies across the country that have taken the same step, all of it as part of a change required by the federal government.