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Garland Names New Transportation Director

The City of Garland welcomes a familiar face to take the helm of its Transportation Department. Paul Luedtke has been named Director of Transportation. His span of responsibilities will include establishing and recommending traffic control regulations and devices, maintaining and operating the City’s traffic signal system, traffic control signs and pavement markings. The Transportation Department also oversees the School Crossing Guard program, the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, development reviews and coordination with other transportation agencies.

Paul knows Garland’s organization and its transportation-related needs since he served as the City’s Transportation Operations director from 2001-2008. In that role, Paul functioned as a liaison to such agencies as the Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas County, the North Texas Tollway Authority, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments. He directed the planning and design for many major projects including upgrades to the traffic signal system and neighborhood traffic management programs. Paul has spent the past four years in a private sector engineering firm, where he successfully managed projects across North Texas and beyond.

“Paul’s familiarity with Garland and his success in the private sector make him an excellent fit to lead our Transportation Department,” said City Manager William E. Dollar. “His expertise and ability to apply private sector efficiencies to public sector operations will be a tremendous benefit to our city.”

Paul is a member of the Texas chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. He has served on the boards of both organizations and has presented many projects and innovations to his peers across the state and nation. Paul holds a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.