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Houston District Engineer

Quincy Allen, P.E.

Quincy Allen, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Houston District.

He is responsible for overseeing the planning, designing, building, operation and maintenance of the state transportation system for the six counties in the district.

The Houston District has a larger population, higher number of registered vehicles and more vehicle miles traveled than any other district. The district runs 24-hour automobile ferry service between Galveston Island and Port Bolivar and has the largest roadway maintenance budget in the state. It oversees the Green Ribbon Project, an innovative landscaping enhancement program, and Houston TranStar, the largest freeway traffic management system in the United States.

Allen began his career at TxDOT in Houston in 1985. He became area engineer for the Houston District's East Harris Area office in October 1997, where he administered many construction contracts, including contracts to remove the Baytown tunnel and reconstruction of US 59/Spur 527. He then became the area engineer for the Southeast Harris Area office in 2008, when the South and East Harris Area offices combined.

In May 2009, Allen was selected as the Houston District's director of maintenance, where he oversaw completion of the John W. Johnson ferry and development of the district's first performance-based routine maintenance contract. He also guided the maintenance sections through several challenging budget years.

From March 2012 through March 2015, Allen served as deputy district engineer for the Houston District. He earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering in 1984 from the University of Texas and a bachelor's in civil engineering in 1990 from the University of Houston.

Contact Allen by phone at (713) 802-5000 or by email.