The Texas Innovation Alliance is an action network of local, regional, and state agencies and research institutions who are committed to addressing community mobility challenges by creating a platform for innovation.
A national non-profit, to facilitate four Communities of Practice (COPs) across a network of over 20 cities. The COPs are peer-to-peer forums, led by public agencies, and enable the sharing of lessons learned and development of best practices in real-time. The COPs meet monthly to conduct strategy and deep-dive calls in critical areas. Some highlights of 2019 include non-emergent medical transport, the mobility data specification (MDS), gentrification and displacement, mobility data lakes, and transportation affordability.
Forge strategies for installing charging infrastructure, incentivizing fleet electrification, and shifting mode share.
Tackle the challenge of providing affordable and reliable transportation to enable the underserved communities access to healthcare employment, and other basic human needs.
Develop a standard for construction/lane closures/ incidents and prioritize readiness investments for CAV infrastructure.
Unlock the first/last mile and develop a multimodal payment platform that enables travelers to tap into a marketplace of mobility options.
Serving all communities through solutions that empower people to participate in the innovation process, promote inclusion, and improve quality of life.
Engaging in stakeholder dialogue to breakdown silos, build public-private partnerships, and strengthen relationships between governments and communities.
Providing all community members with access to mobility options that meet the diversity of socioeconomic, cultural, and convenience needs.
Championing an entrepreneurial spirit that supports shared risk, a pilot-learn-scale model of deployment, and an ethos of continuous improvement.
Each year, the Texas innovation Alliance creates the Partnership Profiles to prioritize top challenges, summarize on-going and planned activities, and highlight successful projects.