Philadelphia-area transit agency to pilot late-night on-demand trips

May 5, 2021

Night-shift workers who rely on public transportation in the Philadelphia region will soon have free on-demand access to public transit through a mobile app designed by Via, the transportation software company announced Wednesday. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority plans to […]

$8 Billion Proposals Could Bring New Gas-Fired Plants to Texas

April 27, 2021

An energy investment group told Texas regulators the company has a plan to help solve some of that state’s electricity reliability issues, proposing a plan similar to one put forth by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy in March. Starwood […]

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

April 20, 2021

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to a new federal audit, which seeks to claw back the money. The Health and Human […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon named official 5G provider for three Oak View Group arenas

May 10, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Oak View Group (OVG) has selected Verizon as a connectivity provider, making the carrier the exclusive 5G and wireless partner to three OVG arenas, including New York UBS Arena, Seattle Climate Pledge Arena and Coachella Valley Arena. With Verizon’s help, […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

New York City to connect 13 housing projects with free or low-cost internet

May 7, 2021

Via: StateScoop

New York City on Thursday took another step toward its goal of providing universal broadband access with an announcement of new partnerships expected to connect an additional 30,000 residents. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced the city selected five vendors […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

May 6, 2021

Via: PowerMag

A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

American Tower to sell 30% of its European business to CDPQ

May 6, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

American Tower Corporation (ATC) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, announced that the latter will acquire a 30% stake in ATC Europe. ATC said that the transaction is valued at over 1.6 billion […]