July Luncheon – Register Now

NCTCOGThis month we are excited to have Edith Marvin, NCTCOG Director of Environment & Development as our guest speaker.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 (Luncheon will start promptly at noon)

Where: Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, Texas

Please make sure to RSVP for the luncheon prior to noon on Monday, July 17.



Preston Trail June Luncheon – Register Now

This month you will not want to miss our guest speaker, Mr. Steven Duong, AICP, Senior Urban Planner with AECOM, on the Hyperloop Texas Project.


Hyperloop is a new way to move people or things anywhere in the world quickly, safely, efficiently, on-demand and with minimal impact to the environment. The system uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low pressure environment. The autonomous vehicle levitates slightly above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances. Hyperloop eliminates direct emissions, noise, delay, weather concerns and pilot error. It’s the next mode of transportation.

Thursday, June 15, 12:00 pm, Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, TX


In addition, you will not want to miss the installation of our newly elected Preston Trail Officers as they take on their new roles. We look forward to seeing you there!

April Luncheon with NTTA


Don’t forget to REGISTER for our April luncheon this Thursday where we will have Mark Bouma, PE with NTTA discussing congestion management in our growing region.


TSPE Conference and 81st Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the TSPE Conference! We hope you will be able to join us June 7-9 in Austin at the Omni Southpark Hotel (4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744). There are some great seminars planned!  You will not want to miss updates from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Also, you will want to hear TSPE’s Legislative & Governmental Affairs Director provide a Legislative Update and find out if any legislation that passed this session may impact you! 

Call for 2017-2018 TSPE Preston Trail Officers

The Preston Trail Chapter will be accepting officer nominations for the following board positions through May: Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Alternate State Director, and 2 Director Positions. We encourage all current members to consider these critical volunteer roles. Please contact our President-Elect, Adam Cross, with any nominations or interest in any of these roles.



Annual Ethics Luncheon this Month!

tbpelogo_fbCome get your annual ethics PDH and network with us this month! This month we are excited to host Mr. David Howell, P.E., Deputy Executive Director of TBPE. The meeting will be March 16, 2017 at the Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson (Luncheon to begin promptly at noon).

Program: Texas Board of Professional Engineers – Professional Practice Update / Ethics: Updates on Board rule changes within the last year, general updates on initiatives the Board is working on, information on enforcement statistics, and the engineering Code of Conduct.

REGISTER NOW: http://conta.cc/2mie5LH

September Announcement

It’s not too late to register for our upcoming September Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, September 15 with registration starting at 11:45 am.


Jenna Covington, PE (NTMWD)


We are excited to have Jenna Covington, PE of North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) discussing “Building a Better World Through Collaboration.”


General Chapter Updates & Announcements:

  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 TSPE Preston Trail MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition has been set for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Please contact our Mathcounts Chair if you are interested in volunteering with planning efforts.
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 TSPE (Preston Trail & Dallas Chapters) E-Week Banquet has been set for Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Plano Centre.

Updated Luncheon Cost for TxDOT Affiliates

TxDOT LogoThe TSPE Preston Trail Chapter is excited to announce a reduced luncheon cost of $10 for all TxDOT employees – just one of the many benefits of being a TSPE TxDOT Affiliate Member!

Did you know that TxDOT employees are automatically TxDOT Affiliate Members of TSPE? Being such, they are able to serve on non-voting committee roles, are eligible for Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year, and pay a reduced cost for the annual TSPE conference. We are now excited to provide a reduced luncheon cost and encourage more attendance of TxDOT staff at our upcoming meetings.

Luncheon cost for members will remain at $20 with non-members paying $25.

We continue to try to provide the best value for both members and non-members to come out to our monthly luncheons.