New York City

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has issued Executive Order (EO) 39, which will address truck and bus safety for the city’s fleet and contracted units. As part of the EO, city contractors will have new safety requirements, including preparing fleet safety plans, increasing driver training, adopting telematics, and adding 360-degree cameras to mitigate the impacts of visual impairments for operators.

New York City has rolled out the NYC School Bus App, which allows families to track their students’ bus trips in real-time.

The City of New York is launching a new Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) that will enable the public to chime in on possible vulnerabilities in city-owned websites and systems.

While many organizations are bringing their employees back into the office after allowing remote work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City is taking a hybrid work approach.

New York City has launched the MyCity Portal, which aims to help New Yorkers easily check eligibility, apply for, and track city services and benefits. Users will also be able to securely save their information and documentation for future applications as they apply for child care.

New York City

New York City launched a new digital equity program, called “Big Apple Connect,” on Sept. 19 that will provide free high-speed internet and basic cable TV to about 300,000 New Yorkers living in more than 200 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments by the end of 2023.

In his first month on the job, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is already making a push to improve government efficiency by signing an executive order (EO) to consolidate all city technology agencies under a single authority, the Office of Technology and Innovation.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City would spend the next three years building publicly-owned broadband infrastructure serving 1.6 million residents while partnering on immediate-term affordable internet connectivity for more than 250,000 residents.

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