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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

April 4, 2013

DART named Public Entity of the Year by RHCA

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) was named Public Entity of the Year at the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association's (RHCA) 6th Annual Pillar Awards.

The RHCA acknowledged the agency's ongoing capital expansion as well as three rail openings for the Orange Line to Irving and Blue Line to Rowlett in 2012 at their annual event at the Omni Dallas Hotel on March 28.

In addition, three DART projects and associated contractors were recognized as finalists in the Project of the Year category: Rowlett Blue Line Expansion - Austin Bridge & Road, Northwest Plano Park & Ride - Phillips/May Corporation and Irving Orange Line Expansion - Kiewit, Stacy and Witbeck, Reyes, Parsons, a Joint Venture. The later was also nominated as Joint Venture of the Year.

The RHCA Pillar Awards are given to individuals and entities who have been exemplary champions of the RHCA and the construction profession.

The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, formerly the Hispanic Contractors Association of DFW, was formed in 1995 to address the business and political concerns of the fast-growing Hispanic sector of the construction industry.

Pictured (l) to (r): John H. Martinez-D, President-Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA), Elizabeth Ponce, RHCA Board Chair & President of Ponce Contractors, Mike Trevino, Sr., RHCA Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Richard Carrizales, DART Board Member, Carmen Garcia, DART Outreach Director-Economic Opportunity, Michael K. Muhammad, DART Vice President-Diversity/Innovative Services, Chris Escobedo, Phillips/May Corporation & Pillar Awards Luncheon Co-Chair
Pictured (l) to (r):
John H. Martinez-D, President-Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA)
Elizabeth Ponce, RHCA Board Chair & President of Ponce Contractors
Mike Trevino, Sr., RHCA Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Richard Carrizales, DART Board Member
Carmen Garcia, DART Outreach Director-Economic Opportunity
Michael K. Muhammad, DART Vice President-Diversity/Innovative Services
Chris Escobedo, Phillips/May Corporation & Pillar Awards Luncheon Co-Chair

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