DART approves new SCADA system

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board approved a contract with Alstom Signaling Operations, LLC, to upgrade the agency’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, on Tuesday, May 26.

The DART SCADA System, a control system architecture that uses computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces for high-level process supervisory management, was installed in 1996.

Work will replace software, servers, workstations, tunnel ventilation control systems, an overview display wall and a cyber security program, as well as provide data backup with remote-site archive sub-systems.

Added capabilities will include multi-site functionality, multi-modal future integrations, Downtown Dallas (D2 Subway) Rail Project expansion, Silver Line Rail Project interface locations and new optical transmission network backbone compatibility.

A DART news release.

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