The Road Ahead

Transportation in Baltimore

The Road Ahead

Transportation in Baltimore

Transportation is the vehicle that people in a community use to access opportunity and create new experiences. With increasing urbanization, the influx of citizens into urban areas, the demands on the transportation infrastructure are transforming. As new technology for vehicles and public sensors become more ubiquitous, the capabilities for optimizing the current transportation system of many municipalities will be endless.

Participants of the transportation focus area will address challenges facing public transportation, accessibility and mobility, such as first and last mile connectivity, bridging technology gaps, demand pricing models and others.

How does Baltimore, a major city, lose the busiest part of its busiest transit system—light rail—for over a month during the busiest part of the summer, to the detriment of its bus system and the dismay of roughly 30% of residents who don’t own cars? The story raises as many questions as it answers about the fragility of the city’s transit, and its inability to manage major stressors and communicate key information.

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4.- During the HACK BALTIMORE techfest teams will be *grouped into categories based on their key focus area. Those groups will then showcase their solutions throughout the weekend event.

    1. Solutions will be judged based on the team’s ability to create a minimum viable product (MVP) and provide a plan for growth and sustainment of the project following the hackathon weekend.
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3.- The challenges are highlighted on the HACK BALTIMORE City Backlog where they will be shared for a city-wide *TEAM SELECTION.

  • WHAT IS A HACK BALTIMORE *Team?
    1. A group of community members with different sets of skills who meet consistently to build or help build digital tools for the public good.
    1. How do you form a HACK BALTIMORE *Team?
      1. Form a team of 5 to 10 civic hackers from within your company or from across Baltimore’s tech community.
      2. Identify the civic challenge your team will solve from the vetted challenges on portal.hackbatlimore.io 
      3. Create a Cool Team Name
      4. Teams will begin working immediately to create a sustainable technology solution to address the challenge selected.
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1.- HACK BALTIMORE, in collaboration with Baltimore community leaders and city agencies, will identify challenges impacting Baltimore by using our *HB City Backlog

  • a.- The *Hack Baltimore City Backlog is a portal created by HB to capture concerns and increase transparency of the ideas being worked on in Baltimore.
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  • HACK BALTIMORE will host *Design Jams throughout the city. This is where Baltimore civic techs, industry thought-leaders, community advocates and engaged citizens discuss and vet the *HB challenges submitted. 
  • *What Is a Design Jam?
  1. HACK BALTIMORE is hosting the “next-level” in brainstorming sessions for “doers” like you. 
    1. Baltimore design-thinking and tech professionals, civic leaders, community advocates and engaged Baltimore residents are invited to collaborate and discuss sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore. 
    2. HB DESIGN JAM sessions are FREE to participate w/ registration.
    3. If you are interested in hosting and/or facilitating a HB DESIGN JAM session in your space or location please request our HACK BALTIMORE sponsorship package
  • *What are HB challenges?
    1. HB challenges are issues submitted to City Backlog that are categorized based on six key focus areas, housing, transportation, public safety, health & wellness, workforce development, and education. 
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