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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Greater D/FW Chapter: 2018 February Event

07:30 AM - 09:30 AM Central Standard Time

The SMPS Dallas chapter and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) bring you On the Horizon: 2018 Transportation Forecast. Transportation has been a hot topic for Planning, Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms over the past couple of years and with recent Federal Funding Policy changes, it is a hot topic again!


Transportation has been a key topic for Planning, Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms over the last couple of years and recent conversations regarding federal funding has made things a little more interesting!

Join us for a moderated client-panel discussion where we will explore the critical transportation opportunities and challenges for our region in both the short- and long-term, and how recent federal funding policy may change timelines and priorities.

Attendees will be able to expand their network in the transportation arena by having direct contact with top representatives who will speak about key issues, best practices, “dos and don’ts,” and the best ways to approach them for future opportunities.

Kathy Bridwell, CPSM, CPPO, Fort Worth Transportation Authority

Kathy is the Assistant Vice President of Contract Administration & Procurement for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. Throughout her career, she has held procurement and supply management positions in manufacturing, distribution, banking, government and non-profit organizations.

In her current role, Kathy manages the procurement for the Fort Worth transit agency that includes a bus fleet operation of 250 buses and the construction of TEXRail, the commuter rail transportation project scheduled to begin operations in late 2018 from DFW Airport to downtown Fort Worth.

Norma Glasscock, TxDOT

Norma graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978. After working in a family oil service business in Snyder, Texas, for many years, Norma joined the Texas Dept. of Transportation in 2000. After 13 years in the Snyder Area Office, Abilene District, Norma joined the Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division in August 2013 as the Division was being created. Norma worked under Mo Bur as a procurement engineer procuring contracts for the urban and rural districts as well as the department divisions.

In October 2014, Norma became the PEPS Fort Worth Service Center Manager and continues serving the department in that role.

Tim McKay, PE, DART

Tim McKay began serving DART as a consultant in 1987. He directs the Growth & Regional Development Group which includes Commuter Rail, Capital Planning, Service Planning, Transit Oriented Development, Innovative Services, Construction Safety Program, Capital Quality Program, Rail Program Development, Environmental, System Integration and Safety Certification, and Light Rail Train Vehicle Design and Assembly. He holds a BSCE from Michigan Technological University. Some of his notable projects include the 28-mile, 20-station Green Line light rail project (the longest light rail expansion in North America), the Platinum LEED-rated DART Police Headquarters at Illinois Station (conversion of Monroe Shops, listed on the National Register of Historic Places), and the 3.5-mile long Trinity Railway Express Belt Line Grade Separation Project which utilized composite railroad crossties.

Event Timeline

7:30am Registration and Breakfast


8:00am Program Start

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