News You Can Use – March 23, 2018
News You Can Use is a new blog series we kicked off at OpenGov to summarize top insights from the week that can help you govern better.
Civic Hacker Uses New York City Open Data to Fix Bike Lanes
Fast Company’s Eillie Anzilotti published an interesting story this week detailing how a civic hacker used New York City’s open data to identify bike lanes that were frequently blocked. If you’re a cyclist, this story is for you. If you aren’t, it’s a great example of how open data can be used to solve real-world problems.
Addressing the Pension and OPEB Crisis
If the pension and OPEB crisis is top-of-mind for your agency, don’t miss our webinar with Director of Government Finance Solutions Charlie Francis on March 29 at 1 pm ET. He’ll discuss four key strategies to address the crisis, and probably share an amazing story or two.
Will Your Government Win or Lose with the Congressional Spending Bill?
Governing’s Liz Farmer reports that “several government programs are getting funding boosts.” If you want to know which ones, check out her story.