Andrew Gillum on Technology
Greater emphasis on light rail and mass transit
Question: How would you improve transportation, and what emphasis would you place on investing in mass transit and new technology such as driverless vehicles?
GILLUM: I don't believe we'll be able to asphalt our way out of
Florida's future transportation needs. We need a wholesale shift in thinking when it comes to moving people across our cities and state, including a greater emphasis on light rail and mass transit powered by clean energy sources.
Unlike Rick Scott, I'll never turn down federal funding to improve our state's transportation options.
While autonomous vehicles offer a glimpse at our transportation future, we need to take a cautious approach that doesn't risk the lives of innocent Floridians.
Source: Miami Herald on 2018 Florida Gubernatorial race
, Aug 12, 2018
Digital Harmony Project: computers & internet for schoolkids
Gillum was responsible for a number of community enrichment projects during his eleven years as a city commissioner. The Digital Harmony Project is an initiative championed by Gillum with support from the City of Tallahassee, local businesses
and technology partnerships. Digital Harmony won the Significant Achievement Award in the Web & e-Government Services category from the Public Technology Institute. For the first two years, it provided every incoming
Nims Middle School sixth and seventh-grader with a new desktop computer, free internet access and online academic curriculum training on core subjects. The school holds ongoing training courses for parents and students on basic
computer skills and school curriculum. This effort places 200 computers into the homes of Nims Middle School students.
Source: Wikipedia summary for 2018 Florida Gubernatorial race
, Mar 11, 2017
Page last updated: Oct 10, 2018