Dikita Management Services (DMS) is a premier market research and data collection division offering unique expertise in the execution and management of data collection for transit agencies for over three decades. We have worked with many industry giants and have cultivated great resources and relationships along the way. In addition to consulting with transit agencies across the United States, DMS has been privileged to serve as the on-call data collection firm for DART since 1991.
Services include collecting data onboard buses, trains, platforms, transit stations, and bus stops. DMS collects boarding and alighting data to validate APCs, perform customer satisfaction surveys, mobility on demand surveys, transit stations license plate recordings, Origin-Destination surveys, as well as many other data collections services for quality assessment.
DMS is uniquely qualified with our experience in a multitude of data collection methodologies — from NTD and APC validation to OD intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. We have evolved with the industry, incorporating technology and mobile applications to make the collection easier and less expensive. We have developed modern applications, developed and maintained a superb data management system, cultivated long-term staff, and developed subject matter expert managers.
DMS’s mission is to provide transit agencies with primary data about their routes, ridership, customers travel patterns, needs, and preferences. These services inform and contribute to bus and rail planning processes, marketing decisions, FTA and Title VI requirements, and public involvement and communication efforts.
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Back almost 6 years ago. I was hired by Dikita Engineering on November 16, 2015. When Dikita Engineering hired me they only went off my resume. They took a very larger change on me to be the Senior Track Inspector for DART SOUTH OAK CLIFF PROJECT (SOC-3).This was a large task that was entrusted in me. Ms. Eve Williams allowed me to accomplish the mission that she had entrusted in me by allowing me that opportunity and support from that day on November 16, 2015 until now and also into the future. I owe a great deal of gratitude and thanks to Ms. Eve Williams and the Dikita family for all that they have done for me and my entire family throughout the years. It’s been a true blessing to work for family God fearing people!
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