Tag: city

Infrastructure, Public Works

Colorado charter school launches fleet of electric buses

November 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Peak to Peak Charter School, a K-12 charter public school located in the Boulder Valley School District, and Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of electrification-as-a-service for school districts, have partnered to launch a fleet of electric buses to serve the […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

SEPTA releases three options for regional rail line

May 24, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently released three potential options for regional rail as part of phase two of the Reimagining Regional Rail project. Reimagining Regional Rail is SEPTA’s plan to make its rail system more useful for more […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority names Randy Clarke as general manager, CEO

May 12, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board Of Directors recently named Randy Clarke as the agency’s next general manager and CEO. “With the current challenges facing Metro, we knew we needed to find an accomplished and innovative executive who […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

FAA dedicates new air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

April 7, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated a new air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. Construction on the tower started in 2016. The new tower is not only environmentally sustainable but, […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Largest electric vehicle charging station in Western Pennsylvania installed

January 4, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Western Pennsylvania was recently installed in Pittsburgh. The station, in the city’s Second Avenue Parking Plaza, includes 15 dual-hose Level 2 chargers. The chargers can fully charge a vehicle in six to […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Cyber incident at NYC law department is not ransomware, officials say

June 8, 2021

Via: StateScoop

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials said Tuesday that a cybersecurity incident at the city’s legal bureau is not a ransomware attack, but that an investigation is ongoing. The New York City Law Department, the 1,000-lawyer […]

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 […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Institutions, Public Works

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]

Basic Services

LA needs a long-term digital services strategy, says city controller

October 1, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The City of Los Angeles should develop a long-term plan to create more digital services for residents and make teleworking even easier for city employees in a post-pandemic world, Controller Ron Galperin argued in a report published Wednesday. Despite its […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]

Miscellaneous, Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

August 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

State and local government leaders this week kept pleading for Congress to include significant funding to help them survive the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to little avail as negotiations between House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House […]

Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

August 6, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As part of Philadelphia’s digital equity initiative, the city announced on Thursday that it will connect 35,000 households with K-12 public school students who lack internet access with up to two years of broadband service, along with devices like laptops […]

Basic Services

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, Civil Service

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

April 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner introduced legislation Monday that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to give state and local governments grants to purchase additional cybersecurity resources and hire more information-security personnel. Under the State Cyber Resiliency […]

Public Transport

Pittsburgh and the Challenge of Changing a City’s Car Culture

October 13, 2016

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Since Mayor Bill Peduto assumed office in 2014, Pittsburgh has been a city that doesn’t shy away from changing its streets. Most recently, two more protected bike lanes are now slated for downtown, and of course Peduto made a splash partnering with Uber to test autonomous […]