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Moving Right-of-Way Management from Spreadsheets to Cloud-Based Coordination [Upcoming Webinar]

Brad Steer
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Coordinating projects in the public right of way keeps traffic moving and people safe. Agencies around the world are using technology to do just that. Winnipeg, Canada, is a great example of a city that moved from managing projects in spreadsheets to cloud-based, right-of-way planning between different departments, government agencies and utility companies. With online project collaboration, Winnipeg was able to achieve: Real-time, map-based coordination and communication Conflict detection prior to road construction and street activities Optimization of limited budgets and cost-sharing opportunities Greater transparency and citizen engagement Tune in to the webinar hosted by Governing on March 5th at 11 am PT to hear how Derrick Saedel,… Continue reading

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Extending the Civic Platform to Connect Government and Citizens

Maury Blackman
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With the Accela Civic Platform, we want to align government and citizens to build better communities.  By continuing to expand our platform, we can help agencies of all sizes with a wide variety of solutions. Accela’s core focus has been around land and asset management and business licensing, so when we looked to grow our platform we stuck to offerings that fit and were an extension of these solutions. We have added Legislative Management, Recreation and Resource Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Citizen Relationship Management and Right of Way Management to our platform and continue to add new capabilities to help agencies innovate and engage citizens…. Continue reading

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Think Before You Cut: Collaboration in the Public Right of Way [Free Issue Brief]

Megan Lunetta
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  “The most reliable way for local agencies and utilities to collaborate is to create a neutral platform where all stakeholders can share information on projects and work together.” Road construction, street cuts and repaving cause disruptions to all of us. And when the same street gets dug up repeatedly – what we call the dreaded double street cut – people get frustrated. You know when the pothole, pipe underneath and the fiber optic cable all need to be worked on at the same time and same place, but because they are coordinated by different entities the street gets dug up multiple times? This scenario and many like it happen everywhere and far too often,… Continue reading

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Accela Launches Citizen’s View: A New Way to Discover What’s Happening in the Streets

Megan Lunetta
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Picture this: you get in your car to go about your day. Maybe you’re going to run some errands or heading to work, but the street is blocked and it’s a familiar sight—road construction. If you’re like me, you want to pull your hair out. Then, when you calm down you think to yourself: Wouldn’t it be nice to know what’s happening in the streets before leaving the house? Enter our new Accela Right of Way Management solution: Citizen’s View. With Citizen’s View your agency can launch a responsive, configurable website that shows road construction, traffic impacts and community events on a map, calendar, timeline and more to engage and inform citizens…. Continue reading

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Right Way to Manage Right of Ways

Jeff Stiles
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Accela acquired Envista today, and we’re thrilled to have their employees and customers join the Accela family. Envista’s cloud-based solutions provide visibility and real-time insight into street projects and activities of all kinds that occur within the public right of way. This enables proactive management of utility projects, public works, permitting, incidents, traffic and events to optimize street performance, reduce costs and minimize environmental impact. And, citizens have real-time visibility to the projects that have the potential to impact their communities and lives. We will rebrand the Envista solution as Accela Right of Way Management and continue to make this Software as a Service solution available on an annual subscription basis…. Continue reading

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