Karla Taylor

Mobility Innovations Manager

Austin Transportation Department

Karla Taylor is currently Chief of Staff for the 200-person Austin Transportation Department. In that role she manages strategic policy development, intergovernmental relations, communications, federal and state legislation and emerging mobility projects and programs, including the recent US DOT Smart City national grant competition and the Rocky Mountain Institute partnership. Karla has 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors with the Cities of Austin and Houston, and firms such as Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering and Continental Airlines, in communications and policy roles, with a specialty in transportation. In addition, she has worked for elected officials on the City, County and State levels. Ms. Taylor is a Journalism major from the University of Texas at Austin.