TEXAS INNOVATION ALLIANCE

Texas
is at a
pivotal
moment.

Where the rates of population growth, change in infrastructure needs, and technological advancement are challenging our ability to provide quality mobility services.

Formed in December 2016, the Texas Innovation Alliance (the Alliance) is an action network that enables public agencies, research institutions, and industry representatives to leverage collective talent, resources, and solutions towards addressing the state’s most pressing mobility challenges.

With a people-first, problem-based approach, Partners of the Texas Innovation Alliance are committed to working together to align local, regional, and state priorities for the benefit of Texas communities. Recognizing the value of collaboration, the Alliance stands together in the pursuit of innovation and applies an entrepreneurial approach to be the leading model in developing new mobility solutions.

About

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.

Organizing Principles

Technology Disruption

As we usher in the next generation of technologies, a paradigm shift has already begun in transportation.  Driven by customer and economic demands, technological development, and the need to optimally use the infrastructure we already have, the efficacy of Texas’ transportation system will depend upon the ability of our public agencies to innovate. Emerging technologies – including connected and automated vehicles, predictive data analytics, and sensor-based infrastructure – necessitate expertise, public-private partnerships, and a pilot-learn-scale model of deployment.

Organizing Principles

Community & Collaboration.

Individually, public agencies have limited capacity and capability to develop mobility solutions and prepare our infrastructure for the coming transformations. Together, we have the ability to leverage our resources, expertise, and solutions to provide a safe, reliable, and seamless transportation experience to customers. Through collaboration and innovation, Texas is committed to pioneering innovative partnerships to optimize funding that delivers a mobility experience of transportation options and equitable access within a thriving economy.

Organizing Principles

Economic
Competitiveness.

An entrepreneurial approach is needed for Texas to take a leadership position, enabling our state to support a 21st century workforce and continue attracting and growing businesses. Other parts of the country have already taken steps to attract public and private sector investment. If Texas fails to innovate, the state will continue to forgo economic growth opportunities, sacrifice customer experience, and lack state of the art safety improvements. In order to be nimble, the Alliance platform is needed to enable risk sharing and collectively develop creative solutions.

Texas Today:

By the year 2050 the Texas population will have increased by over 60% with 47 million texas residents.

And as the population grows, metropolitan areas are expanding.

This rapid growth and urbanization is placing pressure on our transportation system.

(...and the pace of change is accelerating.)

Concerns:

Safety

Over 3,500 deaths on Texas roadways last year (in 2018).

Congestion

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Access

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Advanced Tech:

Connected Vehicles

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Automated Vehicles

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New sensors and data sources

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New modes and Partnership models

Growing Population

Combined, these opportunities make Texas ripe for innovation!