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Three ways state and local governments can get people excited about data projects

by • 12 months ago

State and local government officials say that staying organized and leading with open arms are proven means of building mature data programs.

How Austin turned to social media to get the word out during March bombings

by • 2 years ago

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says technology played a huge role in helping to find the perpetrator while social media services like Twitter helped keep residents notified of potential threats.

Austin tests bus status beacons for blind and vision-impaired residents

by • 2 years ago

If successful, the city says it plans for a wider deployment that could improve access to its services.

'Smart Cities Challenge' promises $100,000 to winning Austin startup

by • 2 years ago

Competition organizers are looking for ideas that will improve the quality of life for citizens.

Mayors pledge to refuse business from vendors opposed to net neutrality rules

by • 2 years ago

A group of city and county leaders are encouraging others from around the country to join their "name and shame" campaign.

Austin breaks up with paper, seeks digital solutions in 'paper census'

by • 2 years ago

A local civic tech nonprofit is asking the public to help spot city government's most needlessly paper processes.

Austin's participation in global Open Government Partnership ignites 5 transparency projects

by • 3 years ago

The first American subnational government to participate in the global program is providing new opportunities for collaboration and initiatives.

Like Siri for public transit: Austin consortium builds beacon network

by • 3 years ago

The local transit authority and several Internet of Things companies will soon begin experimenting with a network that automatically pushes location-based alerts.

Austin mayor turns to data to help meet clean energy commitments

by • 3 years ago

The Texas city is investing heavily in green energy sources and technologies in the wake of the Trump administration's decision to back out of the Paris climate agreement.