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Page 1: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

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Page 2: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

Gary ThomasPresident/Executive Director

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Page 3: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion
Page 4: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion
Page 5: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion
Page 6: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

DART Rail ExpansionGreen Line

•28 miles

•20 stations

•Longest LRT expansion in North America

Page 7: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

The CM/GC Is Involved in…

• Pre-construction design review

• Planning

• Construction services

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The CM/GC is Responsible for…

• The subcontractor bidding process

• Submittals

• Schedules

• Safety / quality assurance

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Lessons Learned Program• Database searchable by anyone

involved in buildout

• “Lessons Learned Board” of senior management screens and reviews information

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Lessons Learned Program helps DART and contractors…

• Find new efficiencies

• Identify issues before they arise

• Continuously build on existing knowledge base

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Page 12: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion
Page 13: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion
Page 14: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion
Page 15: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

$8 Billion in Current, Planned & Projected TOD

Downtown Plano Station

Mockingbird Station Cedars Station

Victory Station

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Page 17: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

Big Dividends for Cities and for the State

UNT Study• Estimated state and local tax revenues

associated with TOD: $127 million annually

• Property tax, sales tax, and state tax

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ECONOMIC IMPACT Job Creation and Economic Stimulus

$5.6 billion, including prior Green Line expenditures, 2009-14

32,095 job-years of employment (6,400 jobs each year for five years)

$360 million in contract awards to minority and women-owned businesses

University of North Texas study: The DART expansion will generate …

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DART Rail ExpansionOrange Line

•9.3 miles

•5 stations

•Design/Build Contract

•Construction underway:Phases 1 & 2

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DART Rail ExpansionBlue Line

•4.5 miles (extension of existing Blue Line)

•One station

•Delivery: Dec. 2012

Page 22: Gary Thomas - ASCE Dallas Branch...Gary Thomas President/Executive Director Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Rail Expansion Green Line •28 miles •20 stations •Longest LRT expansion

Lost Decade for Revenue Growth(2000 – 2010)

• 10 years of flat sales tax receipts and lower long-term growth projections…

• …result in:– Sales tax revenues down $3.0 B– Total sources down $8.7 B– Capital spending down $6.4 B– Operating spending down $0.6 B– Debt service costs down $1.6 B

$374$358

$326 $312 $332 $342$371 $389

$416$378 $373

$0

$200

$400

$600

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 P $0

$250

$500

$750

$1,000

$1,250

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028

Mill

ions

FY09 FP As Amended / FY10 FP

As Approved

FY09 FP As

Approved

March 2010

Projections

Additional Downward Revision: $3.0 B (2011 – 2030)

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The Strategic Path

• Reduce operating expenses• Retain talent to accomplish agency goals• Right-size the organization to a new

economic climate

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What Does 2013 Look Like?

• Current rail expansion will be completed• Service will be high-level and affordable• New natural-gas buses will be phased in• Existing bondholders are secure• Limited issuance of debt for the following

decade

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20-Year Financial Plan • Orange Line to DFW Airport

• Blue Line extension to UNT Dallas campus

Funding mix• Project cost savings

• Restructured debt financing

• Anticipated federal funds

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Public-private partnerships

• Hosted a very successful symposium in

2009

• Issued a request for interest

• Received about 50 responses

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Regional Transportation CouncilNext Step – March 10, 2011

• RTC anticipates passage of Mobility 2035 Plan

• Includes updates to financial assumptions and project recommendations, including regional rail

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