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Arlington Exploring Innovative Transportation Technology

Love that feeling when you catch more than one green light in a row? The City of Arlington is exploring innovative transportation technology that would allow drivers to experience that thrill more often while also helping to keep streets safer and less congested. As part of its Smart Cities initiative, the…

Arlington Releases 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report

Want to see how your tax dollars were spent last year? Interested in learning about major economic development deals, infrastructure projects and new programs and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in The American Dream City?If so, check out the City of Arlington’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial…

State Honors Mansfield ISD for Innovative Energy Efficiency Program

Mansfield ISD’s energy efficiency program was recognized by the Office of the Governor and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with their Innovative Operations/Management award, the state’s highest environmental honor given by the commission. MISD is the only school district in Texas to earn this distinction at the 25th annual Texas…

Learn How to be the ‘Source of Change’ During Library’s Teen Tech Week

From robotics classes to hands-on science experiments, the Arlington Public Library will offer a variety of ways for teens to explore, create and share content in a learning environment outside the classroom as part of Teen Tech Week. Arlington will join thousands of libraries and schools across the country in celebrating…

New Ask Arlington App Highlighted in Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter

The new Ask Arlington app makes notifying the City about problems, ranging from barking dogs to burnt out street lights, quick and easy for citizens. Read more about the free app, which the City of Arlington launched earlier this year, in the newest “Put Technology to Work” newsletter. The newsletter also highlights Arlington’s Automated…

Library’s Virtual Reality Experience Gives Teens Their First Look at a New World

It’s 2017 and virtual reality, or VR, is here. You may have seen commercials full of people wearing headsets, but have you tried it out? The Arlington Public Library is giving teens and tweens the chance to try VR firsthand at Virtual Reality Experience. Virtual reality is a digital simulation of…

Arlington Residents Explore Driverless Transportation Technology

The public, community leaders and Arlington City Council got a first-hand look at the future of transportation technology Thursday morning by taking a trip in a self-driving transit shuttle. Those who climbed aboard marveled as the small, battery-powered EasyMile shuttle made a slow loop between Arlington Convention Center parking lots, able…

Arlington Water Utilities’ Ozone System Upgrades Nearly Finished

Arlington Water Utilities is nearing completion of a $14 million, multi-phase project to replace ozone generators and other equipment at the Pierce-Burch and John F. Kubala Water Treatment Plants. The Arlington City Council approved the project with the understanding that the replacement of the aging equipment will help Arlington continue to…

Public Invited to Ride in Self-Driving, Fully Autonomous Transit Vehicle in Arlington

The public is invited to ride in a self-driving, fully autonomous transit vehicle when the Alliance for Transportation Innovation (ATI21) 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Road Trip arrives in Arlington for demonstrations on Thursday, Feb. 2. Arlington is among the first stops on a cross-country road trip hosted by ATI21 and presented by…

Arlington Among Texas Communities Chosen as Testing Grounds for Automated Vehicles

Arlington is among select Texas communities chosen as a national test site for the research and development of self-driving vehicles. The U. S. Department of Transportation has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies. The designation establishes the state as a…