Moving Forward into the Future: Enter the Better Government Competition

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Summer 2019 is starting and so far, the year has been full of surprises. Here at Pioneer, we’ve looking closely at how to move people and goods now, soon, and in the years to come. Through our Better Government Competition, we’re gathering ideas from around the country. Below are just some of the biggest headlines of 2019, and challenges related to how we’ll keep moving forward. Send us your ideas to improve transportation – you could win $10,000!

This year

Amazon Prime has started delivering its own packages (and possibly others as well), which means that by the end of 2019 there will be more delivery trucks on the road, perhaps fewer people driving to shop, and new traffic challenges.

Do you or your company have an innovative way to move goods?

Tell us about it.


The Senate wants to expand electric car tax credits, giving an easier ride to e-car manufacturers.

Do you have a better idea?

We’d love to hear it!

Still to come

As the Baby Boomer generation nears retirement, the country is struggling to address epidemic levels of loneliness and isolation among our elders. Pioneer is looking for resourceful ideas to get our loved ones from home, back into the community.

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In the News:

Pioneer’s Better Government Competition was recently featured on The Howie Carr Show, in the Boston Herald, and on Fox 25!

Boston Herald:

Boston is the seventh-most congested city in the nation and the Pioneer Institute wants to give $10,000 to whoever can solve the city’s chronic congestion. The Pioneer Institute’s 2019 Better Government Competition is centered on ideas to get commuters where they need to be quickly. Read more.

The Howie Carr Show:

Howie discusses Greater Boston’s traffic congestion issues, interviews Pioneer’s Mary Z. Connaughton, and takes calls from listeners with ideas for the Better Government Competition. Listen here.

Fox 25:

“The City of Boston is the seventh most congested in the country but one research group is hoping to change that. Boston-based Pioneer Institute is holding a competition to see who can come up with the best way to cut down on traffic. The winner will receive $10,000 with four runners-up getting $1000 apiece. The deadline to submit a idea is May 31.”