Policy Hacking is a monthly virtual gathering designed to disassemble, shake up, and figure out how to fix important public policy challenges across Texas. We seek to engage and support citizen advocacy in local communities with viable solutions to solve pressing problems.
Based on the recent winter storm, and its aftermath, we thought it was important to change our planned topic. as such…
For our March 4th Policy Hacking meet up, at 4pm CST / 3pm MST – will be addressing the recent winter storm and issues of sustainable and resilient systems and networks. We are working hard to put together a new panel to explore the challenges, our options, and what we can do to hack, and improve the Texas system.
NOTE: Our original March topic of Hacking Transportation Funding and Policy has been moved to April 1st – see information below
For our April Policy Hacking meet up – on April 1st 4th at 4pm CST / 3pm MST – we’ll be talking about how transportation projects get funded, and how you might be able to hack the system for better, more equitable and sustainable results. Our Guest Speakers include two of the leading hackers of transportation policy, Tony Dutzik and Todd Litman.
Tony Dutzik is associate director and senior policy analyst with Frontier Group. His research and ideas on climate, energy and transportation policy have helped shape public policy debates across the U.S. and have earned coverage in outlets from National Public Radio to the Financial Times. He is the lead author of A New Way Forward and 50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation, which together lay out a vision and policy roadmap for decarbonizing America’s transportation system, as well as numerous other reports and white papers.
Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.