This project is about how new transportation technologies can be integrated into an existing public transit system. The City of Lincoln successfully tested a demand-responsive autonomous microtransit vehicle that operated in the University of Nebraska's Innovation Campus. Use of autonomous microtransit vehicles in public sector transportation systems will play a critical role in ensuring safe, efficient, affordable and equitable access to many people across the world well into the future.
Louisville, like many cities, experienced a spike in homicides starting in 2016. Recent deployment of gunshot detection technology has been effective at pinpointing where and when gunshots occur. On average, police officers arrive long after the critical, first ten minute window to stabilize injuries. Placing drones strategically throughout our city, we will be able to deploy a camera to the scene within 90 seconds of when a gun is discharged and rapidly dispatch emergency medical personnel.
Reliable transportation is the primary barrier to stable employment for shift workers. Our solution leverages existing technology to provide “transportation as a benefit” through an integrated network of on-demand transportation options. We will quantify savings for employers due to reduced turnover and increased employee productivity, incentivizing them to fund the program long-term.
Tens of millions of Americans are eligible to clear their criminal record, but due to a complicated, costly, and time-consuming process, only a small fraction have been able to do so. Clear My Record makes automatic record clearance possible by using an open source algorithm to review records, determine eligibility, and produce clearance motions. It shifts the burden of record clearance off of individuals by enabling the government to clear all records at scale and reinvest in communities.
The city of Louisville has one of the highest asthma rates in the U.S. AIR Louisville was a community program that used smart connected inhalers to help improve the asthma problem in Louisville. AIR Louisville enrolled 1,147 citizens of Louisville to improve asthma for everyone. Citizens benefited by receiving personalized care. Louisville Metro benefited from crowdsourced, hyperlocal data of air quality challenges our residents face.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) teamed up with private partner Patronicity to launch a first of its kind crowd-granting program to help create vibrant communities throughout Michigan. The crowdgranting model streamlines the granting process, increases community engagement and results in more sustainable projects that better serve and impact the communities they are within.
Of the 170 completed projects, 165 of them exceeded their crowdfunding goal at a ratio of total private investment per public grant dollars spent of 7:1 , with a revitalizing impact on 774,284 square meters of public space.