Category: Basic Services

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to NYC Waste Equity Law

October 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

A New York Supreme Court judge on October 4 ruled to dismiss a challenge from the waste industry to Local Law 152, better known as the waste equity bill, which requires more than 20 transfer stations located in Brooklyn, Queens […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Judge Rules to Close Keegan Landfill

October 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that the Keegan Landfill in the Meadowlands “represents a clear and immediate danger” to nearby residents in Kearny and will remain closed. reports that Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos, who sued […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

3 Trends Making the Case for Bus Electrification

October 4, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. electric bus manufacturer Proterra reached its 100th customer this week, in a sign of how far the industry has come. Just a few years ago, electric buses had negligible market presence and faced an uphill battle to convince transit […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Minnesota, New Mexico propose clean car rules as Trump attacks California standards

September 26, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Spurring the electric vehicle market has become a growing priority for state and local leaders looking to cut transportation emissions, and utilities have an increased interest in growing EV markets as they look to diversify their loads. The Department of […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Dominion launches electric school bus initiative, aims for 100% electric fleet in Virginia territory by 2030

August 30, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion’s bus replacement program looks like an easy win for school districts, but the utility says benefits will extend further by helping manage the electric grid and incorporating renewable energy. “Once phase 2 is fully implemented, the buses’ batteries could […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Maine Wants To Take The Reins For Its Health Law Exchange From Federal Government

August 30, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Maine Gov. Janet Mills notified the Trump administration that the state wants to run its own marketplace instead of relying on the federal government. States with their own exchanges, such as California and Massachusetts, have used the added flexibility that […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

EPA’s Final Regional Haze Guidance Highlights State Discretion, Flexibility

August 22, 2019

Via: PowerMag

New guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 20 to help states prepare for the second implementation period of the federal regional haze program puts emphasis on “discretion and flexibilities” they can use to comply with long-standing […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

MPs slam Home Office over troubled Emergency Services Network programme

July 17, 2019

Via: ComputerWeekly

The Home Office project to build a new communications network for the emergency services faces “substantial levels of risk”, and further delays and cost increases are “inevitable”, according to a highly critical report by MPs. The Emergency Services Network (ESN) […]

Basic Services, Others

Utilities need accelerated declassification to protect against cyber attacks: NERC CEO

July 16, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

While there has been no loss of load in North America that can be attributed to a cyberattack, the threat of an attack is at an all-time high, according to NERC. To protect the country’s power grid from a coordinated […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Oklahoma Gets Serious About Transit Sooner Than Later

July 9, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Public transit is catching on even in some of the reddest parts of America, including Oklahoma where a new state office will oversee an overhaul of bus and rail service. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced Monday it would form […]