Broker-Developer Luncheon - April 20
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: FRIDAY APRIL 20
Speaker: Gary Thomas, President, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Introduction by: Gary Slagel, DART Board Member representing Richardson, Addison, Highland Park and University Park and former Mayor of Richardson
Moderator: Colin Fitzgibbons, Senior Vice President, KDC Real Estate Investment
Gary C. Thomas is president/executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). He is responsible for a 13-city transit system covering 700-square mile service area with bus, light rail, commuter rail, and paratransit services.
Under his leadership DART has doubled its light rail system - twice - to become the nation's longest at 93 miles. The agency has been recognized for innovation in developing a progressive clean fuels program for its bus fleet, advancing new models for local bus and paratransit service and customer-facing communication technology and service. DART's commitment to creative problem solving extends to capital project delivery approaches that bolster its record for completing some of the nation's biggest construction projects on-time and on-budget. DART is making significant strides in customer service through its new 5 Star program designed to deliver a great experience with every ride. The agency also is building strategic alliances with local universities to foster rich staff development experiences which support the needs of a growing multi-modal network.
Thomas joined DART in November 1998. He was a consulting engineer for 19 years prior to that. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University.
The program will conclude with a moderated discussion using questions from the audience.
Lunch is included.
There is no charge to attend this event, but you must make a reservation to guarantee lunch. Reservation deadline is Thursday, April 19.
Contact Shannon Skripka at Shannon@richardsonchamber.com or 972-792-2806 if you encounter any problems registering online.