Government Technology

Tod Newcombe

Senior Editor

With more than 20 years of experience covering state and local government, Tod previously was the editor of Public CIO, e.Republic’s award-winning publication for information technology executives in the public sector. He is now a senior editor for Government Technology and a columnist at Governing magazine.

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

What Went Wrong with L.A. Unified's iPad Program?
May 14, 2015 - To put it simply: There was a complete breakdown in the planning and execution of the initiative.

Transit Agencies Need to Increase Technology Investments
March 31, 2015 - Transit systems are growing along with ridership. But more investments in technology are needed to make transit a reliable alternative to automobiles in cities.

Social Media Keeps Transit Agencies Informed About its Riders
March 30, 2015 - Social media can act as a monitoring tool that can help transit agencies improve how their systems run and even increase trust between passengers and agencies.

Intelligent Transit: Data Improves Transit Efficiency
March 27, 2015 - Automatic vehicle location and passenger counting systems create data that can fine-tune the running of a transit system.

How Mobile Technology Makes Transit Convenient
March 26, 2015 - To keep "choice riders" coming back, experts say that transit agencies must offer a ride that is reliable, fast, clean and convenient.

Digital Communities: Getting Smart about Transit
March 25, 2015 - In a field focused on buses, subways and trains, the role of technology takes on growing importance for transit agencies and their customers.

3 Advances in Transit Technology
March 25, 2015 - Transit agencies' focus and spending are beginning to shift as technology, such as mobile computing, social media, GPS and data analytics, have opened up new ways to improve service and, hopefully, attract more riders.

Rami Zakaria
March 24, 2015 - CIO, Sacramento County, California

Theresa Pardo
March 24, 2015 - Director, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York

Oliver Wise
March 24, 2015 - Director, Office of Performance and Accountability, New Orleans

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