Austin’s New Smart Mobility Director

The City of Austin’s Transportation Department has a new assistant director position that will focus on smart mobility. Jason JonMichael, a transportation technology expert with specialized experience in connected, automated, and electric vehicle research, deployment and program development, will fill the new role.

“This new position signals Austin’s commitment to leadership in demonstrating and deploying emerging mobility solutions in our region,” said Robert Spillar, P.E., Director of Austin Transportation.

JonMichael has experience with emerging technology in transportation, an intersection that’s growing in importance as connected and autonomous vehicles move from theoretical to real components of transportation networks.

JonMichael will lead a cross-functional team of mobility, technology, policy, data, and user experience specialists to deliver outcomes that improve mobility, safety and access to Austin residents, ATD has said. He will also manage public-private-partnerships and the evolution of the Parking Enterprise division in its future role of transportation. Learn more here.

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