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How Can the Mentality of Startup Companies Improve Transportation?

We talk with Gabe Klein, the former head of Chicago and Washington, D.C.’s transportation departments. He’s in Houston to discuss how large urban areas like Houston can jump-start projects through what he calls “public entrepreneurship” — using the energy and mindset of startup companies to bridge the gap between the public and bureaucracy. He writes […]

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We talk with Gabe Klein, the former head of Chicago and Washington, D.C.’s transportation departments. He’s in Houston to discuss how large urban areas like Houston can jump-start projects through what he calls “public entrepreneurship” — using the energy and mindset of startup companies to bridge the gap between the public and bureaucracy.

He writes about it in his book, Start-Up City, which he discusses tonight (10/27/15) at Brazos Bookstore.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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