Steve Young has served as the Vice President of Technology & Innovation at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas, since 2015. VIA Metropolitan Transit serves as the transportation leader for the greater San Antonio Metropolitan region, moving over 38 million passengers a year. Steve’s team oversees a wide range of areas including data center management, application development, business operations support, fare technologies, intelligent vehicle systems, and innovation opportunities.
Formerly, Steve served as Chief Technology Officer for nine years at Judson Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014 Steve was the recipient of the Texas K-12 CTO Council Grace Hopper CTO of the Year Award for Texas. In 2016 and 2019 Steve was selected as an Honorary Commander for the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland Air Force Base and in 2017 served as the Chair of the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Breakfast Series. In 2018 VIA Metropolitan Transit received a Smart 50 Award from Smart Cities Connect for their VIA goMobile app. Also, in 2018, VIA received a coveted national award from the American Public Transit Association and was named the most Innovative Transit Agency in the United States. And finally, in 2019 Steve was named the CIO of the year for San Antonio and received an international CIO Award from Info-Tech.