Category: Basic Services

Basic Services, Others

New York City public schools won’t fully reopen for its 1.1 million students this fall, Mayor de Blasio says

July 8, 2020


New York City public schools, the nation’s largest school system, won’t fully reopen this fall as the city tries to keep the coronavirus epidemic under control, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The district, which has 1.1 million students, will […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget

June 22, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Ohio officials last week asked state-government vendors, including technology suppliers, to take 15% cuts to their payment as the state attempts to weather the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to vendors last Friday, Matthew Damschroder, head […]

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

New York City is working on how to reopen bars and restaurants, Mayor de Blasio says

May 27, 2020


New York City is in the process of figuring out when and how to reopen restaurants and bars safely with public health measures, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. While the city has yet to meet all the requirements to […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

NYC presses the state to approve line-of-duty benefits for police and other city employees who died from coronavirus

May 19, 2020


New York City is pressing the state to approve line-of-duty death benefits for the survivors of municipal employees who died while responding to the Covid-19 outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “We’ll work with all of our partners in […]

Basic Services, Others, Public Transport

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

May 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Texas Department of Transportation last week disclosed that it suffered a ransomware attack, though details of the incident are scant. In a notice posted to Facebook and other other social media, the agency said it detected “unauthorized access” on […]

Basic Services, Others

Survey: 39% of people won’t use ride-sharing services post coronavirus

April 28, 2020

Via: TNW

With news that governments are looking to lift coronavirus lockdown measures in some parts of the world, thoughts are turning to what the world will be like in its “new normal.” One thing seems certain though, people are starting to […]

Basic Services, Others

Kansas City, Kansas, adds digital services as health crisis closes offices

April 15, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Starting Tuesday, residents of Kansas City, Kansas, and surrounding Wyandotte County got access to a mobile app that replicates digitally many of services normally offered at physical government offices that have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The myWyco […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

How Much Money Does Smart Fleet Charging Save? 40%, for This California Bus Operator

April 10, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

As more U.S. transit agencies take their first steps toward electrification, an ecosystem of companies is bursting to life to help them with that transition. But with such novelty, it can be hard to find field data on the difference […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

Financially stressed by outbreak, fire departments foray into digital

March 27, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As the novel coronavirus closes down schools and businesses around the country, essential first responders and firefighters on the front lines of relief efforts have embraced digital communication and data-sharing software to stay safe and efficient, according to several local […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC’s $2.1B wildfire fine could derail bankruptcy exit financing commitments: PG&E

March 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC last year opened a proceeding to investigate a series of alleged violations that PG&E committed in relation to the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires, ranging from failing to trim trees around its power lines to inadequately inspecting […]