Plus, Philadelphia launches new cross-sector household Internet assessment survey, Ohio has built a distracted driving dashboard, and Los Angeles is working to help young people impacted by the digital divide.
As part of a request for more money, the DMV released their average wait times — and their constituents have some things to say about that.
A Johnson C. Smith University project will give individuals a view into the destruction of historical Black neighborhoods of Charlotte, N.C., through virtual reality tech. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Citizens in El Monte, Calif., will be taking advantage of digital signage that reveals the availability of roughly 400 parking spots in the city. The system also includes an app that can help residents plan their travel.
In a 16-month initiative, the National Governors Association is working with eight states on health policies that could enhance data sharing and improve identity management and cost effectiveness.
Drawing on user survey results, Utah has revamped how its official website presents services in order to reach younger generations. The state plans to offer even more services soon through its “Next Gen Citizen Portal.”
Plus, this week Code for America holds its annual summit event, Boston’s Digital Team shares case study giving transparency to its work, a map charts recent American migration data, and more.
To address the diversity gaps in the state’s public- and private-sector workforce, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership has developed a strategy to help build a more inclusive tech talent pipeline.
The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, a public-private partnership focused on spurring innovation, is working to move the needle on the mission to make the state the “technology capital of the East Coast.”
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is now offering an on-demand bus service, Owl Link, that will take late-night workers in Lower Bucks County to and from bus stops between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Plus, an internal federal government innovation program picks 22 ideas to receive phased support funding, a new data warehouse aims to consolidate California’s statewide data on homelessness, and more.
The Texas county’s EMS now includes SPARTAN: a program using drones to assist first responders in various missions to improve public health and safety and give the department a better look at the big picture.
Digital marriage licenses. Zoom ceremonies. Everyday citizens becoming wedding officiants. Utah County, Utah's online marriage license system became a big hit after COVID-19 shut down most offices that issue marriage licenses.
The Revive! Challenge, organized by the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, is open to low- or no-cost tech solutions to help communities in a post-COVID world. Submissions are due May 5, and winners will be named in July.
As the definition of literacy evolves to include digital and technological literacy, libraries are also evolving to include new technologies in their offerings to meet a wide range of community needs.
Plus, Maine rolls out an innovation challenge around advancing the state's clean energy sector; New Mexico welcomes an aerospace-technology collaborative program hub; Microsoft shares open data campaign tips; and more.