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Oklahoma eGovernment News Report July 2014

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Oklahoma City Traffic Commission Approves Regulating App-Based Ride Services

Oklahoma City’s Traffic and Transportation Commission on Monday approved new regulations for Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services.

The vote was 7-0.

The proposed update of the city’s “vehicle-for-hire” ordinances now goes to the city council, where it will be reviewed at least three times before changes are made.

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants to Quell Big Brother Fears with Open Data

Since taking office in January 2008, Oklahoma Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, has been waist-deep in most of the complex technology policy issues facing the Sooner State. From spearheading computer system consolidation efforts to emphasizing the importance of open government, Murphey takes pride in applying his knowledge as a software developer to his role as a public servant.

In an interview with Government Technology, Murphey discussed how his background has helped him as a legislator and how he’d like technology to empower citizens to keep tabs on the data government collects on them.

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The Public Sector Considers Mobile-First Approaches to Citizen Interactions

The term “mobile first” was introduced by technology entrepreneur Luke Wroblewski in 2009. The term is an acknowledgment that many — maybe the majority — of users now use mobile devices to access information, shop and conduct various forms of business. A mobile-first strategy essentially means making mobile technology a priority rather than an afterthought.

Until recently, mobile first was primarily applied in the private sector. But over the last couple of years, governments have been building mobility into their IT plans. A number of states, including Texas, California, Georgia, Arkansas and Colorado, recently announced mobile-first policies. But what does mobile first really mean in terms of how an agency does business and operates internally?

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