Herbert Bickley, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Abilene District.
The district includes Borden, Callahan, Fisher, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall and Taylor counties.
A 30-year TxDOT veteran, Bickley started in 1976 as a summer employee for the resident engineer’s office in San Augustine in the Lufkin District. After working five summers while attending Angelina College and then Texas A&M University, he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science then began work in the Lufkin District’s maintenance operations that same year.
After working two years in the Lufkin District, Bickley returned to Texas A&M University and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1987 while working part time for Bryan Area Office in the Bryan District. Upon graduation, he returned to the Lufkin District to work in the Livingston Area Office. After becoming a registered engineer in 1991, he accepted the position as the district’s traffic engineer.
While in Lufkin, Bickley served in several positions including assistant director of operations, Livingston area engineer over Polk and San Jacinto counties, and then as director of transportation operations. He was the 2010 recipient of the Dewitt C. Greer Award.
Bickley has one daughter, Cassie, who attends Angelina College in Lufkin, and one son, Brant, who lives in New York City.