Paul Reitz, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Yoakum District.
The district is composed of Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria and Wharton Counties. Reitz oversees the planning, designing, building, operation and maintenance of the multi-modal state transportation system for the 11-county district.
Reitz started his TxDOT career as a summer hire while attending college, and he joined the department full-time in 1996 as an engineering assistant in the Victoria Area Office. Reitz served as a transportation engineer from 2001 through 2010, when he was named the Karnes City Area Engineer. In August 2012, he was selected as project manager for TxDOT's Energy Sector Task Force, where he led the efforts across the state to quantify the impacts to the transportation system in the energy-impacted areas.
In December 2012, Reitz was named the Yoakum District's Director of Transportation Planning and Programming.
A native of Goliad, Texas, he earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995. He earned his professional engineer license in 2000.