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Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s response to it, including its impact on digital service delivery, as well as how and where work is performed. Includes stories about technology’s role in vaccine distribution, as well as accelerating the transformation of state and local government operations using solutions like cloud computing, chatbots and data analytics.

About 157 million trips were taken with micromobility devices in 2022, mirroring the level of ridership in 2019. The increase seems to indicate a full recovery from the steep pandemic downturn.
Recently passed and proposed legislation across the country is bolstering telehealth expansion by redefining telehealth benefit specifications, enabling coverage across state lines and eliminating patient care obstacles for medical professionals.
A new report by INRIX shows that traffic and transit activity is still down in the nation’s largest cities when compared to pre-2020 levels, a sustained byproduct of remote work arrangements.
As transit agencies brainstorm how to better serve communities that have been reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are taking a look at how technology can help to lower the barrier for ridership and deliver new outcomes.
Libraries once struggled to keep up with demand for public computers. Now branches are removing them as they move toward a future built on providing a wide array of technology to patrons.
The federal government doled out grant money through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund over three rounds, and much of it went toward keeping students enrolled via distance learning.
The American Chemical Society, a nonprofit chartered by the U.S. Congress, announced in March that scientists have used a nanomaterial to construct a device capable of detecting the viruses that cause COVID-19.
Electric buses may be a dream vehicle for sustainability watchers, but they are not adding new ridership or saving public transit from the formidable financial headwinds agencies are facing.
A mode shift toward more sustainable transportation like micromobility and transit will take more than an app. It will require a reimagining of cities and how transportation infrastructure is prioritized.
With new state funding available to districts that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are upgrading to environmentally efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.