Houston District Engineer Mike Alford announced the selection of Mr. Quincy D. Allen, P.E., as the Deputy District Engineer effective March 1, 2012. Quincy has over twenty-six years of service with the department.
Quincy holds BS degrees in petroleum and civil engineering from the University of Texas and the University of Houston, respectively. He became a registered professional engineer in 1991.
After graduating from the University of Texas in 1984, Quincy went to work for the Northwest Residency as an engineering assistant. In 1997 Quincy became the Area Engineer for the East Harris Area Office, which later became the Southeast Harris Area Office. He has overseen the completion of numerous projects including the removal of the Baytown Tunnel and the reconstruction of US-59 and Spur-527. In 2009 he was appointed as Director of Maintenance for the Houston District.
Quincy and his wife, Janet, have two sons, William and Benjamin. They reside in Houston, and the boys are seventh generation Houstonians. We look forward to working with Quincy in his new capacity.
Recent area meetings in Houston included the January 2012 forecast reports for Houston area entities including USACE, TxDOT, City of Houston Aviation, Public Works, Infrastructure, Harris County Flood Control, HCTRA, and Montgomery County. There were over 220 attendees in January. In February, AGC of Texas President Roger Albert of Reece Albert Inc. gave the membership a challenge to work toward the upcoming session to educate and support long-term solutions to meet transportation needs of the state. At the February meeting, Doug Pitcock and Judge Ed Emmett expressed their appreciation for the Mayor Bob Lanier and Ms. Elyse Lanier’s years of service to the City of Houston and the state of Texas. Lawrence Olsen presented the former mayor with a Road Hand Award. The unanimous admiration for the Laniers was evidenced by the audience’s standing ovation.
There was a changing of the guard at the Beaumont Area Meeting February 8, as Kal Kincaid of APAC assumed his position as Area Chair, replacing Mike Jelinik of Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc. Mr. Jelinik was recognized for his service at the meeting.
Somewhat-new District Engineer Tucker Ferguson discussed the new TxDOT organization structure with attendees and how our district would work with the organization. Department of Public Safety Trooper Wendy Davis discussed the new federal rules on use of cell phones in commercial motor vehicles and how they would be implemented in Texas. Trooper Davis also discussed the federal rules on texting and the application in Texas.