Across the country, more than 150 transit systems are promoting ridership and thanking customers as part of the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day, an initiative by the American Public Transportation Association.
The hyperlocal social-media platform highlights small grievances—and proves that neighbors have more in common than they think.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | D.C. voters approve measure to eliminate tipped minimum wage … Del. blood emergency … and a Calif. mayor ends up with 5,000 purple water bottles.
The commitment has its origins in a 2016 research initiative addressing structural racism in five jurisdictions.
“When that airspace becomes more complicated, ‘just don’t hit anything’ isn’t going to be enough,” according to Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the L.A. Department of Transportation.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco mayor’s election is resolved … St. Louis airport privatization … Alaska governor uses line-item veto … and a “funny looking” but dangerous foam in Michigan.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Colo. wildfires … San Francisco mayoral race still in limbo … Lyme disease on Staten Island … and Va. Beach council members want city manager fired.
A polling guru offered the city leaders advice on how to communicate with younger constituents.
“In my six years of local government, ‘Paving for Pizza’ is the coolest project I have worked on,” according to a town administrator.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California announces major illegal fireworks bust; Minneapolis’ public records challenge … Iowa’s honeybees make comeback … and Portland’s recycling struggles.
This National Digital Inclusion Alliance report isn’t something the local Chamber of Commerce is likely going to put in promotional materials.
Disparities persist long after the largest race-based massacre in U.S. history.
As San Francisco and other cities temporarily ban electric scooters, regulations are a work in progress.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Judge orders LePage to act on Maine Medicaid expansion … no big shakeup expected under Missouri’s new governor … and Baltimore’s unofficial sewage overflow.
Autonomous vehicles promise increased equity and efficiency, but a new report says governments need to make sure the right policies are regulating them.
Small cell deployments by wireless infrastructure providers are often less of a partnership with municipalities than they appear.
The ransomware that crippled Atlanta raises unanswered questions about how to communicate with citizens after a cyber-attack.
“Risk will never be zero so it has to be actively managed,” according to Jason Lally, data services manager for the city and county of San Francisco.
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