Posts Tagged: state&local

Pittsburgh worker accused of reselling bus tickets

In yet another fare scam, this time in Pittsburgh, a Port Authority of Allegheny County (PA) worker was accused of stealing and reselling bus tickets. When arrested, the maintenance worker was carrying 2,800 tickets worth about $10,000. “It’s an unfortunate situation and we’re pleased our police department was successful in its investigation of this illegalRead… Read more »

Using LinkedIN in Local Government

Watch the Video Interview Angela Stubbs, Economic Development Officer at the City of Kingston.recently did an interview and a guest post on how they have been using LinkedIn. Angela has championed the use of LinkedIn at the City of Kingston and in this post she provides some insights into her experiences with LinkedIn as aRead… Read more »

California’s budget: Cleaning up the mess

Deltek Analyst Erin Brady reports. The state of California’s budget finally seems to have caught a break after a long, tedious ordeal. The road to the completed budget certainly wasn’t easy. First came the $25 billion deficit, and then Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the budget presented to him by state legislators. The veto was California’sRead… Read more »

Wawa Welcome America

Back in March, Philadelphia’s DoT ask us to take a look at the website for Philly’s 4th of July celebration, Wawa Welcome America. The design firm that originally had the project did a great job with the design but the Welcome America team was having a difficult time using the CMS (Content Management System). TheyRead… Read more »

States move on health care reforms

Tweet Texas, New York and Georgia are all working on bills that will reform health care in their states. Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign a package of health care reform bills sent to his desk yesterday that will give the state more control over Medicare and Medicaid. A new Georgia law willRead… Read more »

LA Metro announces winning apps

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) announced the winners for its application competition. LA Metro Alerts was the winning mobile application; developer Ross McFarland has developed similar applications for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, San Francisco Muni (CA), and AC Transit (CA). Best college app went to CSULA Transit, by Robert Martin andRead… Read more »

MBTA expands quiet car program

After a successful test, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority extended its quiet car program to all 13 commuter rail lines. Mimes were on hand in Boston’s North and South Stations to distribute cards that explained quiet car protocol. Peak-period passengers riding in the car closest to the locomotive will be asked to refrain from loudRead… Read more »

Government Doing More with Less

As the City of Houston’s 2011 fiscal year winds down, hard decisions have been made to overcome a $70 million shortfall. Enacting mandatory furloughs and lay-offs, reducing library hours and closing some neighborhood pools are just a few of the methods the city administration has chosen to use to balance this year’s budget. With suchRead… Read more »

Mike’s Binder of Credentials for City Council

You are invited to visit Mayor Dick Moore’s Campaign Headquarters, 411 S. Main in Elkhart, to view my binder of credentials on display. It serves as somewhat of a resume presenting photo-copies of my formal credentials relevant to being elected and serving as Councilman for Elkhart City’s 2nd District. On display are… A. My recentlyRead… Read more »