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Basic Services, Public Transport

Mass transit agencies need to examine autonomous technologies, researchers find

June 8, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Mass transit authorities must examine how autonomous vehicle technologies will affect the operation of and the workforce driving public transportation, according to a policy brief by Traffic21, a transportation research institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The technology is not likely […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Pavement prioritization, trail sensors, QR codes: Cities getting smarter

May 26, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

How are some cities actually using IoT, new technologies and ever more sources of data? The mayors of three Indiana cities discussed their journeys with tech at a panel yesterday at an event highlighting Perdue University’s efforts to support and […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Rhode Island begins construction of electric bus charging station

May 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) recently began construction of the state’s first electric bus in-line charging station. The $6.7 million Electric Bus In-Line Charging Station will be located along the R-Line, RIPTA’s busiest route, connecting Providence and Pawtucket. […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

The public power option should be a community decision

May 12, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

​​​​Dozens of communities contact the American Public Power Association every year, seeking information on public power and the process of forming a public power utility. Currently, many cities are exploring public power as an avenue to achieve greater access to […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Arizona Public Service asks court to reverse ACC cost recovery, ROE decisions

April 29, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

APS has asked the Arizona Court of Appeals to reverse the ACC’s cost recovery disallowance and vacate the return on equity decision, as well as a 20-basis point penalty that regulators imposed for customer service issues. In 2020, an ACC […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

GSA to study facial recognition tech with equity in mind

April 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The General Services is planning a study with 2,000 participants to help the agency decide whether to tap facial recognition tech for its Login.gov service. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

White House looks to focus service delivery around ‘life events’

April 20, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House wants to fundamentally change the way Americans access government services and benefits by focusing on the “life experiences” of those seeking assistance. The effort was teed up in a December 2021 executive order on customer experience which, […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

State Department announces first Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy

April 4, 2022

Via: FCW

The U.S. Department of State announced Monday the formation of its first Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, an office emphasizing the digital modernization in the federal sphere that is a key mission within the Biden administration. Some of the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Biden’s 2023 budget includes $65B for civilian agency IT

March 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House is looking for a $300 million boost for the Technology Modernization Fund and big increases in cyber and IT spending across the board. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA awards $2.2B for frontline transportation workers

March 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $2.2 billion to 35 recipients in 18 states to help public transportation agencies pay for day-to-day operations as they continue to provide essential service for frontline workers. Funding is through the American Rescue […]