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In a City Council vote Tuesday, officials approved the nearly $500,000 expansion of the GPS tracking technology for garbage and recycling trucks. The system is similar to the one currently used to track the city’s snow plows and salt trucks.
Plus, Chicago has posted a new RFI related to expanding broadband access throughout the entire city, Pittsburgh has announced a new digital equity coalition, North Carolina has a digital equity grant program and more.
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said this week that they want to close the region's digital divide within the next five years, calling special attention to racial disparities in service.
Allegheny County and city of Pittsburgh officials have announced plans for a joint program that will work toward closing the region's digital divide by 2027, though full details aren't expected until late spring.
A new tool from the Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget aims to make data on budget decisions more transparent, as one of many efforts the city has undertaken to make data more accessible to the public.