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Tennessee Valley Authority to Boost EV Infrastructure

America's largest public utility predicts that at least 200,000 EVs will be operating in its 7-state region by 2028, increasing the need for rapid charging infrastructure.

Transit Agencies Aren’t Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Enough

A study conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University earlier this year found that cybersecurity protocols and general concern about cyberthreats were inadequate across many agencies.

Transit Officials Look to Uncertain Future as Election Looms

As the race between former Vice President Joe Biden and incumbent President Donald Trump comes to a close, transportation officials try to sort out what the next four years could hold for U.S. transit and sustainability.

North Dakota Testbed Unveils Drone ‘Interstate’ System

The Northern Plains UAS Test Site introduced plans for a new network that officials are calling an interstate road system for UAS. The infrastructure will allow drones to operate beyond the visual line of sight.

Pandemic Drives Long-Term Changes for Special Districts

Leaders point to rapid evolution of service delivery, talent management and technology planning.

South Carolina Lawmakers OK Broadband Via Electric Co-Op

Under the legislation, electric co-ops and Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric utility that provides power to co-ops that serve mostly rural communities, can lease out space to ISPs on existing infrastructure.

Kentucky Utility Works to Create Regional Broadband Network

Officials with Kenergy Corp. and Big Rivers Electric Corp. told lawmakers Thursday Kenergy intends to move ahead on plans to create a regional broadband Internet service in Kentucky through a subsidiary.

Special Districts Adapt to a New Environment

Leaders explain how they’re evolving citizen services, internal operations and management practices.

Next-Gen Transportation Isn’t Going Anywhere Without Data

In a recent Meeting of the Minds panel discussion, transportation experts weighed in on how the future of urban mobility innovation will be tied to a wide range of data sources and thorough analysis.

What’s New in Civic Tech: STiR Labs Names Inaugural Cohort

Plus, Philadelphia names the recipients for its 2020 Innovation Grants program, the Seattle Channel wins a prestigious award for excellence in government broadcasting, and the National Day of Civic Hacking is here.


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