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Self-Driving Cars Pose a Big Revenue Problem for Local Governments

Local governments should look for new revenue streams now because autonomous vehicles are coming and threaten to undermine that important source of …

UberX’s Imminent Suspension in California Could Play Poorly Elsewhere

Legal trouble in the Golden State could stymie Uber’s legislative push in states and localities across the U.S.<p>The popular ride-booking service plans …

Why Hybrid Data Storage Might Be Best When Expanding Police Body Camera Use

When the Oakland Police Department gave nearly 200 officers body cameras in 2010 use of force incidents dropped 73.8 percent. The Northern California …

Making Kansas City Fertile Ground for the Internet of Things

The public-private partnership that is helping to line Kansas City, Missouri’s forthcoming 2-mile streetcar route with digital information kiosks is …

Work Management Is Helping Arkansas Handle More Court Project Requests

Like attorneys elsewhere in the country, lawyers in Arkansas like to submit legal filings electronically instead of relying on a paper-based process. …

Maryland’s New Apple Watch App Will Lead You to Water

Maryland residents can find the nearest waterway with their Apple Watch, after downloading the new geolocation-enabled AccessDNR app from the state …

Louisville Mayor Continues Push for Performance and Compassion

The way Greg Fischer tells it, some people were surprised when he said one of his priorities as mayor of Louisville, Kentucky would be to make the …

L.A. City Hall Seeks to Fill Special Position on Transportation Technology

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles is hiring for an unusual position: transportation technology advisor. In one of the most traffic-challenged …

Can Bicycle Cops Help Build Stronger Community-Police Ties?

SEATTLE — The two officers were riding their bicycles south, on Second Avenue near Pike Street, when they came upon a man named Larry Mandic. He was …

Civic Tech Just Got a Major New Player Led by a Veteran Municipal Leader

New York City’s former deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding will helm Google’s latest venture, Sidewalk Labs, a civic technology …

Seattle Finds a More Cost-Effective Way to Keep Road Contaminants From Its Waterways

SEATTLE — Brake dust, remnants of auto exhaust, the zinc in vehicle tires. These are just a few of the substances commonly found in the toxin-laden …

Transit Guide-Bots for Blind Passengers?

A blind person is traveling on the subway. The train they’re riding on pulls into a stop, the doors open and the person exits. Waiting there on the …

Massachusetts Aims to Streamline Procurement Processes to Boost Civic Tech

Massachusetts’ Tech Hub Caucus is pushing public-private partnership legislation that would see startups pilot civic tech products and services in …

This County’s Push to Go Paperless Started a Digitalization Wave

Home to the majority of the Research Triangle Park, Durham County, North Carolina, is one of the fastest-growing counties in the Tar Heel …