TransSolutions was established in November 1998 through a management buy-out from The SABRE Group. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the firm has its origins in the Operations Research department of American Airlines. The principals in the firm each have more than 20 years experience in airport operations analysis and associated simulation modeling.

Management Team

Belinda Hargrove
Belinda Hargrove
Managing Principal
Airspace, Airfield
  Gloria Bender
Gloria Bender
Managing Principal
Terminals, Pedestrian Flow,
Roadway, Security

Women-Owned Business

TransSolutions is 100% women-owned. We are currently certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in over 30 states.
If your project requires a specific certification, contact us.

In addition, several municipalities certify TransSolutions as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Female Business Enterprise (FBE) or Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, including:

  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency - covers the areas of Dallas, Fort Worth, and other municipalities (WBE)
  • City of Atlanta (FBE)
  • City of Los Angeles (WBE)
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (WBE)
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (LDBE)
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (WBE)

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Top-Qualified Professionals

TransSolutions’ staff is comprised of professionals, most with advanced degrees, in the fields of industrial engineering, operations research, civil engineering, statistics, information systems, mathematics, and finance.

TransSolutions is proud of the diversity represented by our workforce. With eight different nationalities represented, we form a community with different cultural backgrounds and unique perspectives. We find this diversity brings a variety of approaches in our analyses to improve our clients’ facilities. This also provides an appreciation of cultural differences when working on projects around the world.


TransSolutions works with firms and industries to develop feasible, cost-effective designs and operational policies in and around transportation facilities. Our consulting services combine an interdisciplinary approach with leading-edge technology to provide our clients with better decision-making information, thus allowing them to improve operational efficiency, forecast expansion requirements, enhance the level of customer service, and reduce costs.

Our clients include: architectural/engineering/planning firms, airport authorities, airlines, corporate campus developers, educational institutions, government entities, healthcare providers, port authorities, retail establishments, stadiums and arenas, transit and rail authorities and transportation planning organizations.

Detailed simulation modeling analyses of proposed facility performance and infrastructure, along with graphical animations provide a visual representation of the system in operation. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) can be added to the modeling tools to allow clients to evaluate scenarios in-house, to determine the impact of changes in procedures or demand.

Our analyses are used to determine whether a proposed design or a set of procedures will achieve desirable levels of customer service.

Professional Organizations

TransSolutions participates in numerous conferences, seminars, and meetings of industry organizations. As a company, TransSolutions is a member of the following organizations:

  • Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA)
  • Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
  • American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
Employees are members of the following organizations:
  • ACC
    • Planning Committee
    • Safety & Security Committee
    • Terminal Committee
    • Globalization & International Affairs
  • ACI-NA
    • Business Diversity
    • Operations & Technical Affairs Committee
    • Safety & Security
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society for Quality Control (ASQC)
  • Council of Industrial Engineers
  • European SIMMOD Users' Group
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
    • Simulation Society
    • Aviation Applications Section
  • North American SIMMOD Users' Group
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Transportation Research Board
    • Committee on Task Force on Aviation Security and Emergency Management
    • Committee on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay
    • Committee on Airport Terminals and Ground Access
    • Committee on Aviation Economics and Financing


TransSolutions strives to provide premier consulting services and products achieved through collaboration of top-qualified professionals working on challenging projects in a supportive and ethical corporate environment.