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Evaluation Criteria

Each application will be reviewed and assessed against the following criteria:

Desirable: The application demonstrates how it can meet the needs of both the city and its intended user

  • Does the solution clearly attempt to answer the Challenge Question?
  • Does the solution fit within an Opportunity Area? If not, does it clearly articulate a new opportunity or unmet need?
  • Is there a clear user with an unmet need, and does the application compellingly demonstrate that someone will use the solution?


Feasible: The solution can be piloted with up to $100,000 and within 6 months, and it is operational within the current transportation system

  • Does the applicant have the capabilities to deploy a pilot on-time and on-budget?
  • Does the solution require reasonable changes, or none at all, to the current transportation network or infrastructure?
  • Does the solution demonstrate awareness of potential hurdles and a plan to overcome them?


Viable: The solution has a clear customer and a pathway to a sustainable service model

  •   Does the solution articulate a funding model and/or demonstrate a path to a revenue stream that could sustain it after the pilot period concludes?
  • Is there a plan to collect data and metrics that could inform future deployments or scaling? 
  • Is there a plan for scaling the solution to new areas after the initial pilot deployment period?
 

Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate other specific qualities, such as Community Buy-in, Economic Value, or Equity. For more detail on these preferences, check your city's Challenge Brief.