In Chapter 16 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "What Did Working in Big City Transportation Teach You About How Big Cities Operate?" Curtis frames his answer in history and the changing community infrastructure and resource requirements. He notes transportation is "the vein of our existence and the key to our future." He advises people to be patient and to invest in diverse transportation solution that blends mass transit, roads, and bike and pedestrian infrastructure investments. Curtis is the communications director for Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell. Curtis' charity work includes affiliations with Capital Area Food Bank, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Students of the World, the Rainforest Project and the Art Alliance. In 2011, Curtis won "Austinite of the Year" in the Austin Under 40 Awards. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.