Curtis Phillips Beaty, P.E.

Beaty, Curtis

Associate Research Engineer

Research & Implementation Division
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
505 E Huntland Dr., Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
ph. (512) 407-1144 Ext. 12144

Short Biography

Curtis Beaty is an Associate Research Engineer in the Research & Implementation division. Mr. Beaty has more than 12 years experience in transportation, construction, and business management both in the public and private sectors and holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University. His professional interests include construction finance, analysis of business aspects of the transportation industry, assessment of traffic and revenue studies for proposed tolling projects, and transportation system operations.

Mr. Beaty's activities include independent analysis of traffic and revenue studies prepared by others relating to proposed tolling projects by evaluating the reasonableness of assumptions, traffic forecasts, and revenue projections using modeling tool developed within TTI. In addition, Mr. Beaty is leading an effort to assess the state-of-the-practice in market valuation of transportation infrastructure projects being developed through public-private partnerships. Mr. Beaty was also involved in the design, implementation, and testing of intelligent parking and transportation management systems at airports, medical centers, and university throughout North America. These system replacements also included the evaluation and creation of business processes, operational procedures, performance measurements and monitoring, and conceptual marketing plans.

Mr. Beaty is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a member of the Texas Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Mr. Beaty has attended numerous seminars and received training in ITS, traffic operations, project/program management, business law, and organizational development.


  • M.B.A., Baylor University, 2005.
  • B.S.C.E., Texas A&M University, 1994.


  • Associate Research Engineer, Research & Implementation Division, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, November 2007 - Present.
  • Project Manager, Tishman Construction Corp., Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2007 - November 2007.
  • Construction Cost Engineer, MGM Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2006 - December 2006.
  • City Transportation Engineer, City of Frisco, Frisco, Texas, December 2003 - May 2004.
  • Senior Associate, Walter P. Moore & Associates, March 2003 - September 2003.
  • Associate Consultant, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Houston, Texas, January 1998 - March 2003.
  • Engineer Assistant III, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), January 1995 - December 1998.

Professional Registration

Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Registration No. 86196.


  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Texas District (TexITE).

Honors & Awards

CEO Baylor University Fall MBA Business-to-Business Consulting Services, Baylor University, 2005.

Invitational MBA Case Competition-Team Champions, University of Oklahoma, 2005.

Scholarship Recipient, Texas Business Hall Of Fame, 2005.

Certificate of Completion - Critical Path/Critical Chain Project Managment Techniques Course, 2005.

Outstanding Professional Development Award, Kimley-Horn & Associates, 2000.

Certificate of Completion - Staff Coaching/Mentoring, 2000.

Business Law & Professional Liability-Formal Training.

Selected Publications

T.S. Geiselbrecht, R.T. Baker, C.P. Beaty, N. Wood, B.T. Chigoy, S.E. Overmyer, J. Prozzi. Incentives for Truck Use of SH 130. PRC 14-23F. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. January 2015.

D.R. Ellis, B.A. Glover, C.P. Beaty, N.D. Norboge, A.M. Weldon, J.D. Borowiec, T.J. Lomax, D.L. Schrank. Texas Toll Road Primer. PRC 14-3 F. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. November 2014.

C.P. Beaty, M.W. Burris, T.S. Geiselbrecht. Executive Report: Toll Roads, Toll Rates, and Driver Behavior. 0-6737-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. July 2013.

C.P. Beaty, S. Anderson, D.N. Ford, S. Kermanshachi, A.R. Hessami. Best Practices for Establishing Scope, Creating Cost Estimates, and Assessing Risks on Planned Construction Projects. 409152-1. March 2013.

S. Anderson, C.P. Beaty, L. Ding, D.R. Ellis, J.A. Epps, C.K. Estakhri, B.A. Glover, M.L. Hoelscher, N.D. Norboge, R. Rajbhandari, T.L. Ramani, T. Scullion, J.A. Shelton, C. Shon, W.R. Stockton, S.R. Vadali, S.P. Venglar, J. Zietsman. TxDOT Administration Research: Tasks Completed FY2011. 0-6581-TI-3. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. April 2012.

J.R. Harding, M. Elizer, J. Alderman, M.J. Frankel, S.T. Chrysler, C.M. Poe, L.L. Higgins, C.P. Beaty, L. Theiss, A. Smiley, T. Smahel, J.A. Pangburn, C. Berger, T. Esch. Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside. ACRP Report. 52. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 2011.