The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has launched a new equity tool that is designed to help ensure all Californians benefit from transportation projects, and identify communities most negatively impacted by the transportation system which can result in high rates of traffic, crashes, and air pollution, as well as limited transit options.

The city of Detroit has announced new milestones in its efforts to close the digital divide and improve digital equity in the city. Specifically, the city is using its “Certified Tech Hub” initiative to ensure residents can easily determine where they can access digital resources, literacy training, and internet-connected devices.

The latest citizen survey conducted by the Seattle (Wash.) Information Technology Department has found ongoing digital divide and equity issues, and city leadership said it will use findings from survey to pursue goals including 100 percent internet connectivity for residents.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the state will invest $4.75 million in the Digital Opportunities to Connect Kansans (DOCK) program, an initiative designed to improve the digital skills of Kansans.

The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services’ Commission for Educational Technology has released “Connecticut: Everyone Connected,” the state’s draft digital equity plan.

Seattle has opened the application period for its 2024 Digital Equity Grant. Grants are available for non-profits and community groups that are working to close the digital divide across the city.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is working to close the city’s device gap. Through a partnership with World Business Chicago, the city is launching Chi Device Donation Month. The month-long campaign encourages Chicago’s business community and large organizations to donate computers and laptops no longer in use to be refurbished and given to families who need a device.