Ken Hughes

 Kenneth J. Hughes is a registered professional engineer with a  versatile technical background. He has successfully managed  numerous transit projects that include light rail, bus transit and  commuter rail throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.

 Hughes’ accomplishments as a professional engineer includes  effectively executing responsibilities that involve personnel  supervision, coordination of activities between departments and  organizations, monitoring project costs and schedules, along with maintaining client relationships.

His networking, insight, perspective and naturally collaborative style benefit all situations. Hughes sets expectations clearly and early, counting on the best job performance from all parties at all times. His level of commitment to a project and its people are second to none. Hughes’ vision for teamwork, and natural mentoring style, combine to support opportunities in all environments.

Significant Transit Projects:

• DART Starter System – Line Sections OC-1, SOC – 2

• DART Green Line – Northwest Segment 3

• McKinney Avenue Streetcar – Olive Street Extension for Modern Streetcar

• Trinity Railway Express – Mid-Cities Segment • Fort Worth Transportation Authority – Various Bus Facilities

• Houston METRO Red Line – Museum District Segment

• Houston METRO Expansion – Uptown Corridor Preliminary Engineering

• Houston METRO Expansion – Downtown Segment

Hughes graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology. He continued his education and received his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1990. Hughes has more than 30 years of experience as a professional engineer. He is currently a Vice President at Huitt-Zollars and has been with the firm since 1991.

In 2011, Hughes co-authored an ASCE Technical Paper with David Recht (City of Dallas) and Jay Kline (DART) titled Modern Streetcar Design in Texas Continuing to Climb the Learning Curve.

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