Peloton Press Release

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New hires at Peloton Land Solutions Inc. in Fort Worth are Denny Peters, senior project manager, and Tara Tibbetts, human resources manager, and in Frisco, Nathan Thompson, senior project manager.

Peters has almost 25 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering with expertise in water resources and hydrology. At Peloton he is responsible for managing project budgets and schedules, contributing to business development and cultivating client relationships, among other areas. Peters is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, and a professional hydrologist.

With 10 years of experience in the human resource arena, Tibbetts is responsible for the administration of benefit plans and procedures, overseeing personnel policies and procedures, maintaining the company’s compensation program and overseeing recruitment. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Junior League of Fort Worth.

Thompson has 15 years of experience in private land development. He is is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships and projects, and he oversees the entitlement and engineering design process for projects from master-planned residential communities to small infill development. He will also assist developers in forming and administering special-purpose districts, while coordinating with municipalities on tax increment financing and tax increment reinvestment zones. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and has been admitted to the State Bar of Texas.

Infrastructure Matters: 60+ events nationwide. 150 organizations. 7 days.

Infr Week

Beginning today, ASCE will be among 150 diverse groups from all areas of the economy engaging in Infrastructure Week. The theme in 2016 – Infrastructure Matters – tells the story of what infrastructure means to Americans. It matters, in big ways and in small, to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. Roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, broadband… infrastructure matters to the goods we ship and the companies that make and sell them; it matters to our daily commutes and our summer vacations, to drinking water from our faucets, to the lights in our homes, and ultimately to every aspect of our daily lives.

Safety First

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Because safety is very important to us, we train our field personnel in First Aid/CPR/AED. Many office employees are also certified and we have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) device in each office. We recently re-certified 15 field and office staff through an in-house American Red Cross class, and another 5 new employees were certified for the first time.

Peloton Walks to Help Babies

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Peloton supported the March of Dimes by raising money and participating in the recent March for Babies in Fort Worth. Premature birth affects about 380,000 babies in the United States. Funds raised support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.

Building Better Flood Forecast Maps

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In celebration of World Water Day, Esri (a market leader in GIS technology) has committed to support the first National Water Model that will enhance flood forecasting to reduce the risk of weather-related deaths and loss across the United States. Esri has committed to building new technology that maps the extent and depth of flood forecasts, along with Kisters (a multinational IT company and Esri partner), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and members of the academic community. These forecasts will be made easily accessible through interactive web map applications that can be used by anyone to visualize when, where, and how deep a flood will be. This public/private collaboration will help mitigate the consequences of flooding using advanced technology, and build on the success of the National Flood Interoperability Experiment, a project of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin.

Peloton in No. 2 Spot

on recent FWB List of Environmental Consulting Firms:

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Travis Clegg Named to FWB 40 Under 40

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Peloton’s Travis Clegg was chosen as a member of the 2016 class of 40 Under 40 by the Fort Worth Business Press. Each year, 40 honorees, all under the age of 40, are recognized for striking accomplishments in their chosen field. They are leaders today and are sure to be part of the next generation that will make Tarrant County a great place to live and work. Peloton congratulates Travis on his accomplishments. (Click on image for larger view.)

Peloton Engineer Works Overtime

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Peloton professional engineer, Jonathan Fleming, dedicates substantial time to his second job: Head Coach of the World Champion Austin Blackhawks, a Beep Baseball team that has won 9 World Series Titles including back-to-back wins in 2014-2015. The National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) facilitates and provides the adaptive version of America’s favorite pastime for the blind, low-vision and legally blind. As reigning world champs, the Blackhawks get the honor of having a team jersey on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Jonathan and several team players were recently interviewed by local Austin CBS affiliate KEYE TV at the 23rd annual Blackhawk’s Bowl-a-thon, the team’s biggest fundraiser of the year. “To know that we’re hanging in the Hall of Fame is just unbelievable,” said Jonathan. “When we found out, we couldn’t even fathom that.” And for Jonathan, it’s a family affair: his wife is also involved with the team, and their son attended his first Beep Baseball World Series last year, before reaching his first birthday.

Beep Baseball originated in 1964, when Charlie Fairbanks, an engineer with a telephone company, implanted a beeping device in a softball as a way of encouraging blind players to become involved in recreational activities. Eleven years later, Beep Baseball enthusiasts formed the NBBA in Chicago. Ever since, the league has played a full schedule of games that begins in the spring and ends in August.

Austin a Finalist in Smart City Challenge

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Austin, TX as one of seven finalists in the Smart City Challenge, where the winning city can secure up to $40 million in funding to connect transportation assets into an interactive network (funding subject to future appropriations). The announcement was made at the C3 Connected Mobility Showcase being held during the SXSW conference. An overwhelming response to the Challenge prompted the DOT to select seven finalists instead of five. The finalists will compete to become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network.

Peloton Showcased in FWB Article

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Peloton was profiled in this week’s Fort Worth Business magazine. Read the full article here.