Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Technology

Initiatives to make Boston’s infrastructure and services dynamic and responsive to residents' needs in real-time.

Consistent with Imagine Boston 2030 and Go Boston 2030, Boston will invest in intelligent traffic signals to improve safety and reduce congestion. Through funding in the Capital Plan, the City will begin a transformation to the next generation of traffic signal technology, with an initial focus on some of the City’s busiest corridors and bus routes. This innovation will minimize delay and maximize coordination across signals. The Capital Plan also funds a multi-year program to create improved and - in many cases - signalized intersections in some of the more challenging locations in the City. This includes the Father Hart Bridge area in Hyde Park, where the City aims to install new traffic signals at each end of the bridge as well as at the interconnected signals in Wolcott Square.

The City will continue investing in the Boston Fiber Network (BoNet) to improve Boston’s fiber backbone and infrastructure. The goal is to provide broadband services to 73 additional Boston Public Schools, 24 family public housing developments and more than 100 City buildings, while also strengthening public safety communications. Expanding Boston’s Fiber Optic Network to these schools will deliver gigabit (1 Gbps) bandwidth capacity for online testing, learning, administrative and video services, and in-campus Wi-Fi. Additionally, this investment will help the City to expand and improve public safety services across the City and present opportunities to deploy Wicked Free Wi-Fi to a broader geography.

To continue to make City services responsive to real time data, the Capital Plan also allows for the investment in Boston311 to deliver a more personalized experience for many services and better understand how customers interact with the City across departments. Boston will continue to bring new services online, update existing services to improve user experience, and adapt to evolving technology trends and customer expectations.

Technology - Active Projects


Department Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Department of Innovation and Technology City-wide Radio System Study Citywide To Be Scheduled 300,000 425,000
Department of Innovation and Technology Computer Aided Dispatch Citywide Implementation Underway 0 16,282,834
Department of Innovation and Technology Core Technology Infrastructure Citywide Annual Program 1,135,000 8,669,773
Department of Innovation and Technology Cyber Security and Resiliency Various neighborhoods Annual Program 700,000 6,658,049
Department of Innovation and Technology Data Analytics N/A Annual Program 1,200,000 6,631,165
Department of Innovation and Technology Digital Service Delivery and Engagement Various neighborhoods Annual Program 1,100,000 9,411,905
Department of Innovation and Technology Enterprise Applications N/A Annual Program 5,788,000 32,372,542
Department of Innovation and Technology Fiber Network Expansion Various neighborhoods Implementation Underway 6,200,000 13,020,523
Department of Innovation and Technology IT Investment Proposals N/A New Project 3,664,741 3,664,741
Department of Innovation and Technology Reserve for Future DoIT Projects N/A New Project 0 9,676,390
Department of Innovation and Technology Tax Billing and Collecting System N/A Implementation Underway 0 2,901,165
Boston Public Library Web Site & Online Services Redevelopment Citywide Implementation Underway 0 100,000
Public Health Commission BPHC IT Infrastructure N/A New Project 500,000 1,500,000
Transportation Department Father Hart Bridge Traffic Improvements Hyde Park In Design 200,000 1,375,000
Transportation Department Traffic Signal Construction at 4 Intersections Various neighborhoods In Construction 2,888 485,000
Transportation Department Traffic Signal Construction at 4 Locations Various neighborhoods In Design 1,000,000 1,350,000
Transportation Department Traffic Signals Citywide Annual Program 2,500,000 12,500,000
Transportation Department Traffic Signals at 9 Locations Various neighborhoods In Design 11,416 3,487,107
Category total 24,302,045 130,511,194