One of the things that makes Austin fertile ground for transportation companies and startups to flourish is the Central time zone.
That was one of the takeaways from a panel of transportation industry executives during this week’s South by Southwest festivals in Austin.
“This might not be the sexiest thing to hear, but time zones matter. Austin is in a phenomenal time zone when you need to connect with Europe, with the East Coast and with the West Coast. … These kinds of practical matters become really important when you think about where you’re based,” said Michelle Avary, vice president