N.J. county teams up with Waze app to help ease traffic

A new partnership between Passaic County and the GPS app Waze looks to ease traffic in the North Jersey area. County Freeholders announced they joined the app's Connected Citizens Program Tuesday. It will allow for an information exchange that will help lead to reduced traffic congestion, according to a press release.

Code for Princeton’s Art and Data Hackathon

Last month, Code for Princeton held a very different kind of hackathon, one that combined data and art. When announcing the hackathon, the group said that it would explore how data could be visually compelling and informative, and how it could foster civic engagement through the creation of art based on the data

NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations

The state is taking a small step to increase the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in New Jersey. A pair of bills that aim to boost the number of stations where motorists can plug in and charge vehicles won approval yesterday from the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. As auto manufacturers are poised to…

The interesting reason N.J. won't let residents track its snow plows

New Jersey drivers won't be able to do what their neighbors in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York City can this winter, go online to find out where the Department of Transportation's snow plows are. The reason isn't technology, but security, said Kevin Israel, an NJ DOT spokesman. "Although all the NJDOT vehicles have had GPS tracking…

N.J. took $1.4B from your phone bill for new 911 system but never delivered

In the fall of 2013, shoppers at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus fled in terror as a man with a rifle stalked the halls. Police officers, going through each store one by one, rescued dozens of people with no injuries. But what if those in the mall could have given police an eye into…

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