Mayor Menino Announces Boston's Electronic Kiosk Program

Date Released: 11/4/98
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced his new Interactive Electronic Kiosk 
project, which will be unveiled early next year.  As part of the Mayor's latest attempt to 
make City Services more accessible to the public, these Kiosks will allow residents 
and tourists to fully interact with City Services and obtain up to the minute information 
about restaurants, hotels, visitor services and much more.

Mayor Menino said, "Making information available to visitors and residents has long 
been a priority of my administration.  By introducing this new medium to the public we 
are providing a vital link to all that Boston has to offer."

A network of Interactive Kiosks will be launched throughout Boston's downtown and 
within each of the City's Neighborhoods.  The Kiosks will provide fully automated 
services to residents and visitors 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The City will be working closely with a variety of agencies to ensure that the project is a 
success, including the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the MBTA and others.

"We are proud to be a partner in this innovative program.  This will become a state-of-the-art 
extension of our official visitor and resident information network, said Patrick B. Moscaritolo,
President and CEO, The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The cost of the program will be financed by on screen advertisements that will be 
coordinated by JCDecaux Interactive who will be working closely with the City's 
Management and Information Services Department.  JCDecaux is known for their 
presence in cities such as Paris, Brussels and San Francisco for their public 
street furniture programs.

Boston will be the first city to launch this new technology.  The Kiosk will integrate 
with future street furniture programs that are currently under review by City agencies.

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