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Mass Transit Consulting Services

Dikita has provided Mass Transit Services to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) since the planning stages of their Light Rail Program in 1992; and our involvement has continued uninterrupted through today. Our services have evolved to include:

  • System Integration Start-Up Services
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety and Security Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Change Control Coordination
  • Environmental Oversight
  • Cost Estimation
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Project Management

Dikita has provided services from pre-design to project completion.

  • Manage procurement solicitations (RFQ/RFP) and construction contract packages.
  • Develop and maintain an Audit Schedule Log for all construction/procurement related contracts and consultants.
  • Participates in design and construction progress/coordination meetings for QA/QC.
  • Participates in completion, pre-final, and final construction inspections.

Quality Assurance

  • Administer quality procedures and processes – such as; including review of contract documents; solicitations, contracts, specifications, and drawings. Design review of documents supporting projects – 30%, 60%, 90% submittal packages.
  • Review/recommendations for approval of contractors’ and consultants’ QA/QC manuals and program.
  • Supervision of personnel on construction projects and auditing of the construction management groups.

Change Control

  • Enforce DART’s Change Control procedures and policies, providing group/one-on-one change control training, providing Expedition CM support, and monitoring change activities on the DARTnet and in other technology used to ensure that bottlenecks are quickly identified.

Project Controls

  • Provide cost estimating, cost analysis and claims evaluation for $1.7 billion light rail expansion
  • Interface with scheduling manager using Primavera P3
  • Compile/track economic trends and facilitate timely payment

System Safety

  • Perform design reviews, safety studies, code interpretations, and preliminary hazards analysis
  • Develop system safety program plan, and system certification training
  • Review construction plans and specifications for compliance with applicable NFPA 130 fire code regulations, evaluation of Fire Life Safety issues of the proposed DART DFW Airport Station
  • Liaise with operations and risk management

Vehicle Inspection

  • Providing inspection test support to rail car manufacturing facilities
  • Interfacing, coordinating, monitoring, and observing vehicle assembly
  • Performing QA/QC activities
  • Document control
  • Interpretation and verification of test procedures and compliance
  • Material control and rejection procedures
  • Review modifications to electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, HVAC, and electrical and control systems