New system helps city get citizens plugged in
Colorado Springs, Colo. — The city has unveiled an electronic outreach system that provides citizens greater access to information and services from their municipal government and utilities. The Electronic Community Access Project (ECAP) combines an Internet address with electronic kiosks located in public areas around the Pikes Peak region. It offers users information on everything from airport flight schedules to employment opportunities and views from the Pikes Peak Cam. Additionally, citizens can get information on city council representatives and utilities services, as well as news on youth and adult sports programs, public safety services and other items of interest.
Funding for the system, which can be accessed at http://www.coloradosprings.com, came from both the city and Colorado Springs Utilities. Two more electronic kiosks and three computer work stations are expected to be added this year, and community partnerships to provide additional access locations are encouraged.
The system was designed by Lexitech, Branford, Conn.