Four cities to pilot traffic-data platform to improve roadway congestion, safety

by • 2 weeks ago

Roadway sensor data will fuel software pilots in Austin, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Walnut Creek, California; and Westminster, Colorado, after the cities won a competition earlier this week.

Austin, Texas, names new cybersecurity chief

by • 2 months ago

Erp, a cybersecurity consultant and former Texas Health and Human Services Commission CISO, will join the city as its top IT security official on June 1.

Austin launches coronavirus testing enrollment service

by • 3 months ago

With help from the software company NTT Data, the City of Austin is the latest to develop a tool to help residents screen for COVID-19, while also providing data to help government contain the illness.

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

by • 1 year 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.