Tag Archives: Put Technology to Work

National Competition Recognizes Arlington Fire Department, Water Utilities

The Arlington Fire Department and Fire Chief Don Crowson recently received a Route Fifty 2018 Navigator Award for the Community Paramedic Program. Route Fifty is a digital publication dedicated to covering innovation in best practices in state and local government. The Navigator Awards, which are divided into five categories, honor innovative individuals…

Data Detox with the Arlington Public Library’s Glass Room Experience

What is personal data in an age when websites, social media, apps and smart devices all collect information on their users? The Glass Room Experience at the Arlington Public Library offers a way for patrons to take control of their online life, data, and smart devices. The Glass Room Experience…

City of Arlington, Texas is Now an Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa Devices

“Ask City of Arlington” is now a skill for all Amazon Alexa enabled devices! Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and news updates. Arlington residents can ask basic…

Street Tracker: Introducing a Mobile Friendly Website for Residents

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Street Tracker segment on MyArlingtonTV to provide transparency and up-to-date information on both current and proposed street maintenance and construction projects. This month’s episode highlights how the City is putting technology to work to offer residents a more mobile-friendly Street Tracker webpage. While the page has been…

Book Your Free Ride on a Drive.ai Self-Driving Shuttle to the Nov. 5 Cowboys Game

Heading to the Cowboys home game on Monday, Nov. 5? Park for free and test out the City of Arlington’s new self-driving shuttle service to get to AT&T Stadium for game day. Arlington, who has partnered with Drive. ai for this innovative public transportation pilot program, is the first Texas city to…

Arlington Taps Technology to Replace Water Mains, Prioritize Street Maintenance

From replacing aging water mains in neighborhoods to deciding which streets need to be rebuilt or repaired, the City of Arlington puts technology to work every day to make The American Dream City a better place to live, learn, work and play. All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are now produced…

Esri Recognizes Arlington’s Dangerous & Substandard Structures Program Story Map

Code Compliance is Putting Technology To Work through an Esri powered Geographic Information System (GIS) application. Esri, deemed the world’s most powerful mapping and analytics software, recently recognized Arlington’s Dangerous and Substandard Structures (DSS) Program interactive story map in their global newsletter.“The creation of the City of Arlington’s DSS story…

Innovative Transportation Solutions on Display at Texas Mobility Summit in Arlington

Driverless cars, personal delivery robots and smart intersections designed to reduce traffic congestion and collisions – those may sound like futuristic transportation initiatives, but they are happening now, and they are happening in North Texas. In the wake of rapid growth and urbanization, cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and across…

Arlington Charities, Handitran Partner to Help Seniors Visit Food Pantry Monthly

The City of Arlington’s Handitran transportation service and the nonprofit Arlington Charities have teamed up to help residents in two retirement communities have better access to free groceries each month. As part of a pilot program, Arlington Charities is paying for a small number of residents at Arlington New Beginning and the Magnolia…

Arlington Receives APA Award for Innovative Transportation Initiatives

The City of Arlington is honored to receive recognition from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter for its comprehensive Transportation Advisory Committee Report and innovative transportation initiatives. The Transportation Advisory Committee Report, presented to City Council in September 2017, was named among the state’s best planning projects for 2018 at the APA’s Texas Planning…