Balfour Beatty Appoints COO, VP of West Operations in U.S. Civils Business

by | Feb 17, 2023

Balfour Beatty, a Dallas-based construction company, announced senior leadership changes within its US Civils business appointing Mark Johnnie as chief operating officer and Kelly Phariss to vice president of West operations.

The company said the appointments support intentional and strategic planning of its highways and bridges, rail, and water businesses to expand Balfour Beatty’s Civils operations....

A NASA illustration depicts the idea of a future air taxi hovering over a municipal vertiport. [Rendering: NASA/Lillian Gipson and Kyle Jenkins]
‘Checkmate’ on Highway Congestion? Planning Agency, NASA Team Up To Introduce Airborne Drones, Taxis To Relieve DFW Traffic Jams
by | Jun 14, 2021
The North Central Texas Council of Governments and NASA are working on long-term transportation plans, from delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis.

The Advanced Urban Air Mobility NASA partnership is one of many irons NCTCOG has in the fire to improve traffic flow in one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.
Transportation Revolution: Experts Tackle How a High-Flying Future Could Affect Us All
PANEL | From unlimited rideshare to flying taxis, The Hyperloop to automated vehicles, Industry experts discuss how the future of transportation will impact real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth.
R&D: UNTHSC Finds Hope for Sight-Stealing Eye Disease, UTA Engineers Stronger Walls with Recycled Plastic
by | Oct 12, 2018
Also, you'll learn how Galderma has boosted its R&D investment and boosted its clinical trials. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas that could make lives better.

Fort Worth, Waze Partner to Ease Traffic Woes

by | Dec 15, 2016
Here's how 'Wazers' and the city of Fort Worth are teaming up to battle traffic tie-ups.
Grant Enables Drone Use for Highway, Rail Inspections
by | Dec 2, 2016
The University of Texas at Arlington received a $388,000 TxDOT grant for use on the two-year project.
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Oh, Canada: Minister Promotes Trade in DFW
by | Jun 21, 2016
The Quebec minister of innovation, science and economic development visits Dallas to promote trade and support an innovative Canadian trucking company that has opened a Dallas office.
I-345 in Dallas, Texas. CityMap study released by Texas Department of Transportation. Photo by Quincy Preston.
CityMAP Plots Transformational Path for Downtown Highways
by | Jun 10, 2016
The study, released by TxDOT on Friday suggest changes to the downtown highway systems that encourage development and the rekindling of neighborhood connections.