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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 Mass Transit Services have evolved over the years to include:

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

Dikita provides services from pre-design to project completion.

  • Managing procurement solicitations (RFQ/RFP) and construction contract packages.
  • Developing and maintaining Audit Schedule Logs for all construction/procurement related contracts and consultants.
  • Participating in design and construction progress/coordination meetings for QA/QC.
  • Participating in completion, pre-final, and final construction inspections.

Quality Assurance

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

Change Control

  • Enforce Change Control procedures and policies, providing group/one-on-one change control training, providing Expedition CM support, and monitoring change activities using Client technologies to ensure that bottlenecks are quickly identified.

Project Controls

  • Providing cost estimating, cost analysis and claims evaluation for projects like DART’ $1.7 billion light rail expansion.
  • Interface with scheduling managers using client preferred scheduling software.
  • Compiling/tracking economic trends and facilitating timely payment.

System Safety

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

Vehicle Inspection

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