Posts Tagged: state&local

EIA’s State Energy Data System

It’s ‘Energy Data Tuesday’ here on the CEIL Blog. We have two sets of data to share with you today, both courtesy of the EIA. The first is the State Energy Data System. The SEDS, managed by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), has recently released data for energy consumption, expenditure and production for the yearRead… Read more »

Minnesota shuts down government; Gov. Dayton and legislature cannot agree on budget

Deltek Analyst Randi Powell and Sr. Analyst Chris Cotner report. In a press release dated June 30, 2011, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said, “I deeply regret that the last week of intense negotiations between Republican legislative leaders and Senator Bakk, Representative Thissen, and myself have failed to bridge the divide between us.” He continued, “OurRead… Read more »

Metra double-charges some credit cards

Metra (IL) may have double-charged some of its riders last week according to a statement on its website. Up to 1,500 customers who used a credit or debit card at station ticket windows on June 27 may have affected. The Chicago-area commuter rail provider is working with the credit card processing company to reverse theRead… Read more »

Caltrain adds cameras to monitor tracks

Caltrain (CA) plans to mount cameras on the front and back of every train to record accidents and suicides. There have been nine suicides along the commuter rail tracks so far this year, and 11 in 2010. “I had one last year,” a veteran engineer told the San Francisco Chronicle. “A guy jumped off theRead… Read more » – Let’s expand to New York!

In their Digital City plan New York also identifies the need for improving the RFP process. As part of their program to grow the Entrepreneur and Developer Community New York identified the following top 5 wish list from private sector technology entrepreneurs: 1. Engineering Talent 2. Broadband Connectivity 3. Real-time API of NYC Data andRead… Read more »

States want flexibility, but need guidance when it comes to health reform and IT modernization

Deltek Principal Analyst Sherry Calvendra reports. Last week’s 2011 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit hosted a mix of government participants coming together to examine key topics related to the transformation of health technology. The conference kicked off with keynotes from Julie Boughn, acting deputy director for operations at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid InnovationRead… Read more »

What is the most BORING city in the United States?

There’s always a lot of media attention given to communities where exciting things are happening (Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, etc.) But you don’t hear much about cities that are incredibly boring. You know, real snoozers. Where it seems like nothing happens and nothing ever changes. Maybe you live there. Maybe you’ve just driven throughRead… Read more »

Hot-and-bothered riders can tweet their A/C woes

When Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority customers lose their cool, they start tweeting. Passengers have begun to tweet information about cars with broken air-conditioning to the MBTA’s Twitter account (@mbtaGM) to get quick results. The tweets are forwarded to workers who can find the car and pull it out of service, if necessary. And Twitter getsRead… Read more »