Joshua Schank

Joshua Schank

Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Extraordinary Innovation

LA Metro

Joshua leads the Office of Extraordinary Innovation (OEI) to champion new ideas to improve mobility in LA County by informing the high-level vision for LA Metro, piloting and implementing new and experimental programs and policy, and serving as the primary liaison for new ideas relevant to LA Metro coming from entrepreneurs, established private sector entities, academia, or individual residents. The office is also responsible for LA Metro’s P3 and strategic planning functions. Prior to joining LA Metro, Joshua was President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a national non-profit thinktank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Before joining Eno, he directed the National Transportation Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, which proposed a new vision for the federal role in surface transportation policy. He was transportation policy advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton during the development of the last surface transportation authorization bill (SAFETEA-LU). He has also worked as a Consultant with PB Consult and Senior Associate at ICF International in Washington, DC, as well as serving in positions at the Office of the Inspector General’s in the US Department of Transportation, and with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. He holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from Columbia University, a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA in urban studies from Columbia University. 

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