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Basic Services, Public Transport

Boston Starts Outreach For Hyde Park Ave. Bus and Bike Improvements

February 17, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Planners from the City of Boston and the MBTA held their first open house on Tuesday evening in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood to solicit ideas for “complete streets” and transit-priority improvements to Hyde Park Avenue, a major transit corridor […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

LA Sanitation Commits to 100% Electric Refuse Truck Fleet

January 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

Leaders in Los Angeles County’s transportation and energy industries gathered for a panel discussion in downtown Los Angeles on January 22 to discuss their commitments to heavy-duty, zero emissions vehicles. The panel event, hosted by the Los Angeles County Electric […]


Basic Services, Others

Remaining Coal Ash Basins to Close in North Carolina

January 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

In what is being touted as a major achievement that puts the coal ash debate to rest in North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company’s remaining nine coal […]


Basic Services, Others

Satisfying utility customers is getting much harder. AI is helping, despite data challenges

November 15, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As customers become more sophisticated, and satisfying them grows increasingly important to utilities, artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a way to increase engagement, though with a range of challenges, analysts told Utility Dive. For example, smart thermostats use AI […]


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. Northjersey.com 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 […]