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Uncovering the Challenges and Triumphs of the DART Silver Line Project: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour

April 20, 2023, 2:30 – 6:00 PM CDT

Uncovering the Challenges and Triumphs of the DART Silver Line Project: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Time & Location

April 20, 2023, 2:30 – 6:00 PM CDT

DBIA-SW Conference - Lonestar Room

1549 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034, USA

About the Event

This tour is limited to the first 30 registrants & attendees must be registered for the DBIA-SW Regional Conference.

Approved for 2.5 Hours of DBIA Continuing Education Credit.

Join DART's Executive Vice President and AWH's Senior Project Manager on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Silver Line, DART's 26-mile commuter rail corridor currently under construction. Learn about the challenges faced during the past three years, including third-party delays, the pandemic, and cost escalations, and discover how the agency and design-builder resolved these challenges to advance the new revenue service date to late 2025/early 2026.

Attendees will:

  1. Get to appreciate the unique features and infrastructure of the Silver Line commuter rail corridor through a behind-the-scenes project tour.
  2. Evaluate the impact of project challenges, including third-party delay and the pandemic, on the Silver Line construction timeline and budget.
  3. Assess the strategies and innovative approaches used by DART and Archer Western/Herzog to overcome project challenges and ensure timely project completion.
  4. Summarize the lessons learned from the Silver Line project's development and implementation, including how to manage risks and navigate unexpected obstacles in large-scale infrastructure projects.


  • Dee Leggett, AICP –– Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer – Development Department, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
  • Matt Hemsath, P.E. –– Senior Project Manager, The Walsh Group - Walsh Construction & Archer Western



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