The IQ Brew: Jessica Shutt, City of Richardson
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ® Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Come join us for coffee and conversation every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!
On Thursday, March 10, The IQ® Brew will feature Jessica Shutt, Mobility & Special Projects Manager with the City of Richardson. Jessica will discuss the new Silver Line Commuter Rail project that will connect Richardson and UT Dallas to DFW Airport, and other upcoming multimodal projects within the Richardson IQ® including bicycle and pedestrian networking planning and a pilot project for micro-mobility for first mile/last mile connections. Jessica is a Richardson resident and has worked for the City of Richardson for over 14 years. Her mission every day is to build a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system in the Richardson community for all ages and abilities.
Come hear from Jessica about the upcoming transportation projects in Richardson that will enhance mobility in the Richardson IQ®!
Thank you to our venue host, The Drawing Board!
8:30am – Coffee & Networking
9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:05am – Introductions
9:15am – IQ Speakers
9:45am – Q&A
Joining us online? Below is the Zoom link for the session:
Meeting ID: 840 6938 7028
Jessica Shutt graduated from Southern Methodist University in December of 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and began working for the City of Richardson as a Graduate Traffic Engineer. After obtaining her PE license in 2012 she moved into the role of Transportation Engineer and oversaw many areas of transportation within the city including neighborhood traffic calming, Safe Routes to School, on-street bicycle access planning/design, and the citywide crash database system as well as responding to resident requests and concerns. In January of 2019, Jessica moved into her current position, Mobility & Special Projects Manager, and began working as the City’s project manager on the Silver Line Commuter Rail project with DART. In addition to regular coordination with DART on transit projects, Jessica also oversees many other multimodal projects within the city including bicycle and pedestrian networking planning, beginning pilot projects for micro-mobility for first mile/last mile connections, and preparing for the future of mobility hubs and AV in Richardson. She regularly coordinates with area partners such as NCTCOG, Dallas County, and TxDOT to seek out funding opportunities for Richardson, while also planning and building projects not just beneficial for Richardson residents and stakeholders, but that will connect the community to the surrounding cities as well. Jessica currently serves as the city representative on the regional Bicycle and Pedestrian and Advisory Committee with NCTCOG and served as the Chair and Co-Chair for the committee during 2019 and 2020. Her mission everyday is to build a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system in the Richardson community for all ages and abilities.
Jessica is originally from Kansas but is happy to call Texas home with her husband, Isaac, and enjoys spending weekends at their east Texas land with their three energetic sons.