Traffic Operations Division Director

Dan Harmon

Michael A. Chacon, P.E., serves as director of Traffic Operations Division.

As director, Chacon is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Traffic Operations Division, including Texas’ Traffic Management System, Policy and Standards, Speed Zoning, Crash Records and Data Analysis, Rail Safety and the Traffic Safety Program.

A native of El Paso, Chacon graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1993. He received his license as a professional engineer in 2000 and has served with TxDOT for 22 years.

Chacon began his TxDOT career in 1994 in the Traffic Operations Division working in the field with several districts. In 1998, he joined the South Travis Area Office of the Austin District working on design and safety project development. In 2002, he returned to the Traffic Operations Division as a lead worker. He was named the Policy and Standards branch manager in 2006, where he was responsible for the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, traffic engineering standard sheets and other traffic engineering policies and procedures.

In July 2015, Chacon was named the director of the Traffic Engineering section, where he oversaw Engineering Operations, Policy and Standards, and Safety Engineering.

Contact Chacon by phone at (512) 416-3200 or by email.