Tag Archives: open data

Arlington’s Milo Autonomous Shuttle Marks 100th Public Event

Doris and Jerry McNamara invited their grandkids out on Thursday for an unforgettable ride experience in Arlington’s Entertainment District – but it wasn’t at a theme park. Instead, the McNamaras and their four grandchildren booked a free ride on Milo, the City of Arlington’s driverless shuttle. The family climbed aboard the…

‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter Shines a Light on Innovation Throughout Arlington

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional…

Innovation Committee Tasked With Making City’s Data More Accessible

After adopting an open data policy last October, the City of Arlington established a Data Governance and Innovation Team tasked with increasing access to valuable data by both city employees and the community. This cross-departmental team meets monthly to review the data generated by individual departments, ranging from the most common…

Arlington Using Data to Connect with Community, Support Economic Development

The Arlington City Council and senior city staff have identified five key priorities to help shape policy and investments in The American Dream City. One of these priorities is “Put Technology to Work,” which commits the City to deliver better services to its residents and other stakeholders by improving access to…

Is Today Trash Day? Developer Taps Arlington’s Open Data for Web App

In a modern twist to an old idiom, one city’s trash data is a web app developer’s treasure. On a whim, Matthew Taylor decided earlier this year to create www. istodaytrashday. com using open data on the City of Arlington’s website. Arlington residents who enter their home address into the search bar on…

CLOSED: City of Arlington Seeks Public Comment on Draft Open Data Policy

Editor’s note:  Thank you for your input regarding the City of Arlington’s draft Open Data Policy. We will review and consider all comments as we finalize the Policy for review and consideration by the Mayor and City Council in their meetings on October 10 and October 17, 2017. Please stay tuned for…