Mo Bur Named TxDOT Dallas District Engineer

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Mo Burr – photo from ASCE Dallas website

TxDOT – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is pleased to announce that Mohamed “Mo” Bur, P.E. has been promoted to Dallas District Engineer.

Bur will oversee the planning, designing, building, operation and maintenance of the state transportation system for the seven-county Dallas District. He has served as the Dallas District’s deputy district engineer since 2017. The district is comprised of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties.

As deputy district engineer, Bur oversaw the daily operations of the 850-employee district, including construction, operations and maintenance. He also managed a portfolio of $2 billion in traditional construction projects, almost $5 billion in design-build projects and a portfolio of projects in planning valued at $24 billion. Under his leadership in Dallas, the district brought the $1.4 billion 35Express project to substantial completion; completed the procurement and started construction of the $666 million Southern Gateway project; and launched the procurement of the $1.6 billion LBJ East project.

“I’m proud to continue the Dallas District’s legacy of strong leadership, and I look forward to working with our local and regional partners,” Bur said. “I have a wonderful staff in the Dallas District, and this is a great time to help shape transportation policy and projects for the next generation of North Texans.”

A TxDOT employee since 1997, Bur began his career in the San Angelo Area Office. He transferred to the Dallas District in 2002, and worked the roadway design section until becoming Project Delivery Office supervisor in 2011. In 2013, he was named Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division Central Service Center Manager, serving the professional engineering procurement needs of all 19 non-Metro Districts and 14 Divisions. He rejoined the Dallas District in 2014, as Director of Transportation Planning and Development. In July 2017, Bur was named the Dallas Deputy District Engineer. He is also the 2017 recipient of the department’s prestigious Dewitt C. Greer Award.

Bur earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation and hydraulics from the University of Maryland in 1996. Bur’s appointment fills the vacancy left by Kelly Selman, who retired in May 2018.

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