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Technology Newsroom - 2011 Archive

City’s Louisville Mobile App Now Includes TARC’s Route Finding
Louisville Metro Government has integrated Transit Authority of River City’s (TARC) new Google Transit route-finding tool into the popular Louisville Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad and Android. This new tool now provides smart phone users quick access to TARC’s routes. “There is now no reason to wonder when the next city bus will round the corner,” said Louisville Metro’s Chief Information Officer, Beth Niblock. “TARC has changed how the public gets its information when looking for bus schedules, and we are happy to be able to share that information with users of the Louisville Mobile app.”

City Launches New Mobile311 App
Need to report a pothole or a street light that isn’t working? Look no further your iPhone or Android. Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled the new Mobile311 smart phone application that allows citizens to report concerns, complaints or compliments with a quick click. Citizens can snap pictures of problems and the image is geocoded and sent directly to Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 center.

City Website Again Honored for Excellence
Louisville Metro Government’s website has been honored with a Best of the Web award from e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. This year took second place in the annual awards, finishing only behind first-place winner Seattle, in the city portal category.

Metro Government’s Technology Director Receives National Honor
Louisville Metro Government’s Chief Information Officer, Beth Niblock, has been named one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top Doers and Dreamers for 2011. Niblock and her Metro Technology Services team have helped citizens connect with city government and use services by creating new mobile apps for smartphones, streaming the mayor’s news conferences live, enabling citizens to license their pets, obtain permits and perform many other services online.