Public Information

June 19, 2016, 5am PDT
The Cincinnati Business Courier reports on the local effect of a long-standing state law.
Cincinnati Business Courier
June 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
A May 1 Federal Railroad Administration rule on moving crude by rail was supposed to make routing information more accessible to the the public, but due to lobbying by the rail industry, it will do just the opposite.
McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 12, 2010, 8am PST
The City of San Francisco has for years had a "Sunshine" ordinance, requiring that public agencies make their documents and proceedings available to the public. But recent reviews show that sunshine has been hard to find in the city of fog.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
July 10, 2009, 6am PDT
The Los Angeles Police Department's crime-tracking website has been omitting thousands of violent crimes. 40% of crimes reported so far in 2009 are not included in the public website.
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2009, 7am PDT
The story of how an iPhone application charting public transit arrival times led to as-yet-unanswered questions about who owns this public data -- or whether it can be owned at all.
SF Appeal
May 4, 2009, 9am PDT
Infrastructure and technology are blending together, creating infrastructure and infrastructural management more responsive and intelligent.
The New York Times
April 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
A new search tool from Google makes it easy to find public information, a move the company hopes will encourage governments to be more transparent with their data.
The Washington Post
January 4, 2009, 11am PST
This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the website EveryBlock.com, an automated, geography-based information aggregator.
Next American City
July 29, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>With increasing amounts of data collected and held by governments, there's a lot of opportunity to make use of it for the betterment of communities, according to this column from Neal Peirce.</p>
Citiwire