DART


DART/Parsons

Developed design specifications to provide a new two-way radio network to support voice, mobile data, AVL and video transport for DART's revenue and non-revenue vehicles. This newly designed system will incorporate state-of-the-art two-way radio technology utilizing digital techniques and packet communications protocol that will service DART's bus, light rail, paratransit, police, maintenance, fare collection and other operations. This newly designed system will service some 2000 mobile users covering DART's 12 member cities for the next 10 to 15 years.

Our specific design SOW included the following tasks:

  • Assist in the initial planning and selection of approach for DART radio system improvements. Perform new RF/technical analysis where necessary to make this selection.
  • Host a preliminary Design Review (PDR) to present the initial design (~30% level) as well as preliminary radio system construction estimates. The preliminary design concept may require changes based on budgetary constraints revealed by initial construction estimates.
  • Develop 65% Plans, Specifications and Estimates for the new system design. Incorporate all comments and/or changes agreed to at PDR.
  • Submit 65% PS&E for review and comment by DSC.
  • Host a Critical Design Review (CDR) to present the 95% PS&E design, showing how all comments and decisions have been incorporated into a final design, ready to be turned into a complete Bid package.
  • Assuming no significant design comments and/or changes, the CDR would be closely followed by a Final (100%) PS&E submittal signed and sealed by a PE licensed in the state of Texas.
  • Assist the agency with the preparation, review and acceptance of Construction Bids.
  • Participant in comment period and presentations
  • Assist DART in system implementation

DART/Veolia

Providing turnkey two-way radio service in support of Veolia's new paratransit outsourcing contract. Specifically, WAI-WIZE provided designs, installation, operations and maintenance for this new radio system. The system services over 251 mobile users in DART's 12 member cities for the next 6 years.

Design and implementation included the use of Kenwood mobile and portable radios as well as the roll out of ten (10) new dispatch positions utilizing Ken Call dispatch software hosted on new Dell computers.