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New York startup Stae wants cities to collect data companies generate

Recognizing that tech startups have lots of insights and innovative ideas about how cities work that local governments do not, New York-based startup Stae is hoping such companies will use its upcoming platform to input and send data.

Governors' Highway Safety report: It's dangerous to be a pedestrian

Walkers: Beware. There was an estimated 10 percent increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities from traffic crashes in 2015 compared with the previous year, according to The Governors Highway Safety Association, or GHSA.

Spotlight: 8 cities join in White House Opportunity Project

With a  new open data initiative called the Opportunity Project, t he Obama administration hopes to help communities use open data to drive community services around housing, job access, education and transportation, repored  FierceGovernmentIT. 

NYC's subway system to test open gangway cars

New York City's subway system has a reputation for packing people in like sardines. It may be fast and efficient, but it's not known for comfort – or breathing room, for that matter. That could all change as the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority is eyeing the use of open gangway cars.

Smartphone app will soon let NYC drivers pay for metered parking

The app, which a private developer is designing for free, has been tested at 321 parking spaces in the Belmont section of the Bronx, and will be made available for all of the city's 85,000 parking spaces by the end of the year.

Future coastal flooding risks, economic losses will rise in several major US cities, analysis finds

The analysis by Risk Management Solutions found that hurricane-driven storm surge are increasing economic and insurance losses at several coastal cities, including Tampa and Miami. The firm also reviewed New York, Boston and Baltimore in addition to New Orleans

Future coastal flooding risks, economic losses will rise in several major US cities, analysis finds

The analysis by Risk Management Solutions found that hurricane-driven storm surge are increasing economic and insurance losses at several coastal cities, including Tampa and Miami. The firm also reviewed New York, Boston and Baltimore in addition to New Orleans

New York draws heat for rideshare cap legislation

A battle between Uber and New York City Hall over the rideshare company's expansion in the Big Apple is heating up.

From trash to Wi-Fi treasure

Popular Science  reports that a Massachusetts company that makes Wi-Fi-enabled smart trash bins has applied for a grant from the New York City Mayor's Office to install modified receptacles to provide wireless hotspots on city streets.

Mapping New York's meanest streets for pedestrian safety

In the name of safety, a New York City law firm recently created a website that maps all collisions between pedestrians and vehicles in the city going back to 2012.