Now in its seventh year, the Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit, hosted by Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, has grown to become one of the premier transportation events in Texas. With attendance eclipsing 500 people during the half-day event, the summit showcases a variety of speakers, including special topic panels, discussing the future of transportation in Tarrant County, the state of Texas and the United States as a whole. Featured presenters will provide dialogue and analysis regarding state and federal transportation decisions, and their impact on Northeast Tarrant County as well as the North Texas region (and beyond). We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event in February!
Texas Transportation Commission
Victor T. Vandergriff is a member of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees statewide activities of the Texas Department of Transportation. He was appointed commissioner by Gov. Rick Perry on March 26, 2013, and took his seat on the commission on April 30, 2013.
Alliance Air/Aviation Services – a Hillwood Properties Company
Tom Harris is President of Alliance Air Services and Alliance Aviation Services and oversees the management, operation and service provision for Fort Worth Alliance Airport and each of the aforementioned companies’ operations.
John C. Terrell
DFW International Airport
Vice President of Commercial Development
John C. Terrell is Vice President of Commercial Development at DFW International Airport and is responsible for the strategic direction in development, acquisition, leasing, property management and natural gas exploration/production on over 17,000 acres of land within the airport.
North Richland Hills
Mayor Oscar Trevino was elected Mayor of North Richland Hills in June 2002, and has been re-elected six consecutive times. He has served on the NRH City Council since 1999, and is the past chair of the Regional Transportation Council.
Move Texas Forward
Scott Haywood serves as the president of Move Texas Forward, an nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate Texans about the policies that will enhance the long-term economic success of the state and its citizens, and to advocate for the policies and funding necessary to advance infrastructure development. Move Texas Forward lead the charge on last year’s campaign to pass Proposition 1, which garnered 80% support across the state.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)
President and CEO
Paul Ballard has been President and CEO of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) since April 2014. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the transportation authority’s operations, which annually provides nearly 10 million passenger trips on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail, which it jointly owns with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).