William “Bill” Glavin was selected to lead the Texas Dept. of Transportation’s new rail division. Glavin has more than 30 years experience in the rail industry, including stints with Burlington Northern Railroad, North American RailNet and most recently as a consultant with RVBA and Associates.

Creation of the rail division consolidates the department’s major rail responsibilities – planning, inspection, at-grade rail crossings, management of the South Orient Railroad and oversight of the safety of rail public transit – under a single division.