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 seamless mobility system
The Alliance is dedicated to improving the lives, safety, and economic prospects of Texans through innovative mobility solutions.
Community – Serving all communities through solutions that empower people to participate in the innovation process, promote inclusion, and improve quality of life.
Collaboration – Engaging in stakeholder dialogue to breakdown silos, build public-private partnerships, and strengthen relationships between governments and communities.
Choice – Providing all community members with access to mobility options that meet the diversity of socioeconomic, cultural, and convenience needs.
Culture of Innovation – Championing an entrepreneurial spirit that supports shared risk, a pilot-learn-scale model of deployment, and an ethos of continuous improvement.
Building upon the momentum initiated by the USDOT Smart City Challenge, the City of Austin, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and Texas Technology Task Force recognized the benefit of working together and extended an invitation of collaboration to transportation leadership across the state. Leadership representing the diverse interests of the state came together in a Foundation Meeting and agreed that Texas needed an entrepreneurial avenue to move beyond smart city towards developing a smart state. In December 2016, teams representing ten Texas cities and three research institutions united at the Texas Mobility Summit with the goals of advancing the creation of a smart state collaboration, encouraging public-private dialogue, and galvanizing key leadership in developing innovative solutions to the state’s mobility challenges.
Launched following the 2016 Summit, the Texas Innovation Alliance empowers public agencies, research institutions, and industry partners to leverage collective resources, co-create solutions, and share results to improve mobility for all Texas communities.