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TransLink Tomorrow’s Open Call for Innovation seeks ideas for a regional road monitoring innovation

TransLink Tomorrow’s Open Call for Innovation seeks ideas for a regional road monitoring innovation

Cars and trucks crossing the Pattullo Bridge

TransLink Tomorrow‘s Open Call for Innovation is back! We’re once again looking to partner with industry leaders, innovators, academics, and policymakers to collaborate on new mobility solutions that will help to enhance the livability of Metro Vancouver residents.

The first of two topics for the 2021 Open Call for Innovation is Regional Road Monitoring Innovation. Visit translink.ca/opencall to learn more and share your ideas starting June 16.

The challenge statement is how can we measure regional vehicle flow volumes, emissions, noise, and/or vibrations in Metro Vancouver to help monitor our progress towards regional goals of promoting safe, healthy, clean, compact, and equitable communities?

We are seeking ideas on how technologies, solutions, processes, and/or models can help monitor our regional goals related to vehicle traffic. Solutions can range from data collection technologies, to other services and products that help estimate regional vehicle volumes, congestion, emissions, noise and/or vibration.

Submissions will run starting June 16 until July 20 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Priority will be given to ideas that have been successfully tested in operational environments, can be deployed in our region in the near term, and are simple and cost-efficient.

Emerging from the pandemic, we are seeking solutions to ensure the region does not default to driving and contribute to road congestion. We strive to find innovative and sustainable ways to improve our services to help ease our carbon footprint as we look ahead to the future.

Insight on anonymous vehicle volume data will help us better anticipate and address the needs of the different types of travelers in the region to improve decision-making and planning for future services.

While TransLink has good in-house digitalized data and insight on our public transit system, opportunities to collect current, reliable, relevant and anonymous digital data on vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic are limited. We understand we can only improve on what we are able to measure and for that we must leverage ways to be part of the solution.

We look forward to hearing from you! TransLink Tomorrow is dedicated to improving the mobility in Metro Vancouver through the exploration, testing, and implementation of innovative solutions.

What is the Open Call for Innovation?

We believe good ideas come from anyone and everyone – and that includes you.

That’s why TransLink issues an Open Call for Innovation every year. Each Open Call invites submissions from the public and private sectors to address a transportation-related challenge that we face as a region. It’s all part of our broader plan to partner with industry leaders, innovators, academics, and policymakers to collaborate on new mobility solutions that will help enhance the livability of Metro Vancouver.

For successful submissions, TransLink offers funding and collaboration to incubate, develop, pilot, and implement your idea. We’ll work with you to make your good idea even better and help turn it into reality.