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Innovating LA's transportation grid: Metro hires a new 'Chief Innovation Officer'

Azusa Downtown Station at Saturday's dedication.
Azusa Downtown Station at Saturday's dedication.
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Los Angeles is having a massive transportation growth spurt. The rail system is rapidly expanding, L.A. teamed up with the app Waze and next year the city debuts a new a bike share program.

These are some of the most recently developments, but there's one more: a Chief Innovation Officer. It's a new position created by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Joshua Schank takes on that role starting Oct. 5, and he joined Take Two with what kind of innovation he hopes to spur in Los Angeles.