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The Districts Podcast: Getting to Know Capital Metro in Austin, Texas

Taking a brief look back at our recent on-the-ground events and getting to know Texas' Capital Metropolitan Authority.

/ August 24, 2017
CapMetro A CapMetro bus before embarking on another day on the streets of Austin. Flickr/Van Sutherland

Joe Iannello, CIO at the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), joins Bob, Dustin and Paul to discuss innovation in public transportation. In getting to better know a special district, Iannello talks through how the agency's strategy works itself out through a pair of transit-on-demand apps, a streamlined process for proving ideas through demonstration agreements, and the prospect of autonomous buses.

Paul W. Taylor  /  Editor-at-Large


Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.