Brian R. Barth is the Transportation Program Officer for the Texas Department of Transportation. Barth is responsible for blending all functions in transportation programming and delivery, including strategic and operational performance measures, governance, business process oversight, resource management and IT functions within the department’s unified structure. Appointed to this position in April 2017, Barth reports directly to TxDOT’s Chief Engineer.
A member of the TxDOT family since 1988, Barth began his career as an engineering assistant in the Dallas District after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 2003, Barth was appointed as the Dallas District’s director of transportation planning and development. From 2009 to 2013, Barth served as the Fort Worth District’s deputy district engineer, providing joint oversight and development of the DFW Connector, North Tarrant Express, I‐35W, I‐30 and Chisholm Trail Parkway.
Appointed as Fort Worth district engineer in November 2013, Barth served on the Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments working to solve Metroplex‐area transportation issues. Under Barth’s direction as district engineer, he also oversaw over $1 billion in construction work each year in addition to major projects on I‐35W, SH 360 South and the I‐30/SH 360 Interchange.