Public Information

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.
Jun 27, 2015   McClatchy Washington Bureau
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.
Mar 12, 2010   San Francisco Bay Guardian
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.
Jul 10, 2009   Los Angeles Times
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.
Jun 29, 2009   SF Appeal
Infrastructure and technology are blending together, creating infrastructure and infrastructural management more responsive and intelligent.
May 4, 2009   The New York Times
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.
Apr 30, 2009   The Washington Post
This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the website, an automated, geography-based information aggregator.
Jan 4, 2009   Next American City
<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>
Jul 29, 2008   Citiwire