July 2016 TexITE Dallas-Fort Worth 6th Annual Joint Meeting


On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Sections of TexITE will be hosting the 6th Annual Joint Meeting at the Ruthe Jackson Center located at 3113 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Provided below is an overview of the program. Click here to register for this event.

8:30 AM – Registration Table Opens

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Training

  • Roadway Illumination Design – Alan McNeil, PE – TxDOT, Dhruva Lahon, PE, PTOE – Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., & Beau Davis – Trastar

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Technical Sessions

  1. Managing Congestion in a Growing Region – Mark Bouma, PE – NTTA
  2. Developing the Kyle Field Transportation Plan – Tim Lomax, Ph D, PE – Texas Transportation Institute
  3. Traffic Management during Super Bowl – Sumeet Kishnani, PE, PTOE, LEED AP – Stantec
  4. State Highway 161 Peak Period Bottleneck Improvement Project – Jory Dille, NCTCOG
  5. Experiencing Traffic Engineering in Germany – David Nevarez, PE – DeShazo Group, Inc.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM –  Lunch and Key Note Presentation

  • High Speed Rail in Texas – Doug Jones, Texas Central Partners

Doug JonesDoug Jones is the Managing Director of the design build program for Texas Central Partners.  He has been in the construction industry 40 years.  Prior to joining Texas Central Partners he retired from Balfour Beatty Construction after a 34 year career.  During this career, he began in project management progressing to positions of increasing responsibility.  Doug was most recently the CEO of the Balfour Beatty’s Central Region, comprised of Texas and the surrounding states.

Doug holds a B.A. in Construction Management from the University of Florida.  He has served on various boards, most recently Downtown Dallas, Inc.  He is also a founding member and past chair of the Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council, an organization which promotes diversity in the construction industry.

Registration costs are as follows:

  • Full Registration – $35
    (Training + Technical Session + Lunch)
  • Lunch Registration Only – $30
    (No Training, No Technical Session)
  • Morning Registration Only – $15
    (No Lunch, Training + Technical Session)
  • Sponsorship – $250
    (Logo on meeting program + Logo by Registration Desk + one full registration)

The lunch will include BBQ with a Vegetarian option.

Meeting registration ends at noon on Tuesday July 12th.

Please contact Josh Smith at dallas@texite.org or 972-248-3006 (ext. 227) if you have questions about this event.

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2016-2017 TexITE Greater Dallas Section Scholarship

2016-2017 TexITE Dallas Scholarship

The Greater Dallas Section of ITE is an organization dedicated to transportation engineering in the Greater Dallas Area. The Dallas Section is part of the Texas District of ITE, known as TexITE. The Greater Dallas Section is pleased to announce 2016 scholarship eligibility requirements and deadlines. You can download current application form here. For additional information click here.

Deadline: Postmarked no later than Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Scholarship Awards: One or more (non-renewable) scholarships for one academic year. Minimum award amount of $1,000 per winner. Higher amounts may be awarded at the discretion of the Board based on funding availability.

Degree Program: Registered as a full-time student in an undergraduate (Sophomore/Junior/Senior level) or postgraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program at an accredited university. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in at least one Traffic/Transportation Engineering-related class.

Questions: Contact Elizabeth Crowe at (214) 740-6230 or ecrowe@walterpmoore.com

The winners of the 2015 – 2016 scholarships were:

  • My Thu Lam, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Connie Xavier, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • William Sanders, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Lucy Richardson, Purdue University
  • Brent Hickenbotham, University of Texas at Arlington

June 2016 Meeting Announcement – “Intelligent Transportation – How Mature is it Really?”


Our June 2016 TexITE Dallas Section meeting will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Halff Associates in Richardson.

Online registration is due no later than 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 9. Please register here
Topic: “Intelligent Transportation – How Mature is it Really?”
Speaker: Mike McNair – Automation and Intelligent Systems Division Head at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI)

McNair - HeadshotMike McNair joined the Research Institute in October 2013 overseeing the research in Unmanned Systems and Social/Assistive Robotic Technologies. He has a successful career in the development and management of research and engineering endeavors, working for several defense contract companies before moving into academia at UTARI.  He is engaged in AUVSI events, having presented at prior conferences and actively participates in his local chapter. His current work includes business planning, collaboration and partnering, proposal development, and project oversight in unmanned systems, intelligent systems, and assistive technology domain areas. Mike has a B.S. in Physics from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University and holds a current Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.

The costs for the lunch are as follows:
$20 – Paid Section Member with RSVP
$25 – Non-Members (Or members who fail to RSVP)
$0 – Student

The lunch line will open at 11:30 AM and the presentation will begin shortly after noon. We will have a menu of BBQ beef, chicken, and VEGETARIAN LASAGNA from Eddie Deen’s BBQ.

Be sure to check membership status of each attendee before writing a corporate or group check.