This Week in Civic Tech: Week of May 8th, 2017
What is this? This Week in Civic Tech is a weekly roundup of news about the people and organizations making government work better for everyone in a digital age, brought to you by Code for America.
Public transit planning platform Remix, recently covered in an article by the Wall Street Journal, is, pardon the pun, mixing it up with how transit routes are designed. Created by 2014 Code for America fellows, Remix allows transit planners to sketch new routes in seconds, make their decisions understandable, and center their planning on the best practices of the transit field. Learn more about Remix and the over 200 transit agencies who use it.
YourSTLCourts, which launched on May 1st, is a community resource designed to enhance the municipal court experience for St. Louis County residents. Created as a collaboration between Rise Community Development, St. Louis County, and CivTech St. Louis, the YourSTL Courts website funnels court-related records into one online portal where citizens can access their traffic ticket, find court locations, and get answers to frequently asked questions. This pilot program is currently available for traffic tickets in unincorporated St. Louis County. Steps are being taken to bring every municipality in the county into the traffic ticket lookup system. Read on for more about how YourSTLCourts helps residents.
The San Francisco Department of Technology is hiring a designer to join a team working to build services focused around the people who will be using them. Help modernize the delivery of services citywide. Apply here.
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