Daily Reporter: WisDOT introduces GIS mapping system

Daily Reporter: WisDOT introduces GIS mapping system. “More than 1 million people in Wisconsin are non-drivers — many of whom are seniors, individuals with disabilities, young people and low-income individuals. The Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application, available on the WisDOT website, enables state and local decision makers to locate non-driver populations in their area and begin to plan or expand public transportation options.”

Toronto Star: Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers

Toronto Star: Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers. “Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years. The clearinghouse unveiled Thursday will initially list drivers expelled by the ride-hailing rivals in the U.S. But it will also be open to other companies that deploy workers to perform services such as delivering groceries or take-out orders from restaurants.”

Driven crazy: Google Maps deletes one lane of M4 (Metro)

Metro: Driven crazy: Google Maps deletes one lane of M4. “CONFUSED motorists were left scratching their heads today after Google Maps appeared to accidentally delete an entire lane of the M4. The glitch saw 1.5 miles of the westbound carriageway simply vanish. It would have meant drivers directed to leave the motorway and take B roads on a 10-mile detour through the countryside.”

Washingtonian: This Twitter Bot Finds the Worst Drivers in DC

Washingtonian: This Twitter Bot Finds the Worst Drivers in DC. “A new Twitter bot has been exposing some hard truths about DC drivers. The worst ones rack up some intense parking tickets—as in $10,000 or more in unpaid fines. The current high score? $10,700. And was before the bot stopped granting high scores for that car’s plate.” I know there are bots and bots and bots, but I included this story because of the captcha angle.

Park Slope Patch: Twitter Account Lets You Check Bad NYC Drivers’ History

Park Slope Patch: Twitter Account Lets You Check Bad NYC Drivers’ History. “Safe streets advocate Brian Howald set up a ‘How’s My Driving NY’ Twitter account last week that let’s users punch in a license plate and automatically checks through city records to pull up past violations. The idea came after a driver slammed into five pedestrians in Park Slope last month, killing Abigail Blumenstein, 4, and Joshua Lew, 1.” Spoiler alert: most of the plates that the bot looks up have no results.