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John M. Rhone
Vice President of Capital Design and Construction


John Rhone
Executive Staff
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John Rhone is the Vice President of Capital Design and Construction. His career in the industry includes extensive maintenance, operations, design and construction experience in a number of key system maintenance and project management roles, which he has acquired over 20 years of work as it relates to mass transit. Mr. Rhone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and is an active member of numerous industry trade organizations.

In his capacity as Vice President of Capital Design and Construction, he directs and oversees the activities of personnel engaged in design, construction, utility coordination, dispute resolution and Board agenda report preparation functions associated with DART major capital projects. He reports to the Executive Vice President of Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) Growth/Regional Development department.

Experience
Vice President, Capital Design & Construction, DART (2016 Present)
Assistant Vice President, Ways, Structures & Amenities, DART (2012 2016)
Senior Manager, Traction Electrification Systems, DART (2002 2012)
Deputy Project Director/Project Engineer of Systems, Engineering & Construction, Bi-State Development Agency, St. Louis, MO (2001 2002)
Construction Project Manager, Program Development, DART (1999 2001)
Technical Coordinator, Technical Services Engineering, DART (1996 1999)
Associate Engineer (Intern), Project Management, DART (1993 1995)

Professional Affiliations
AREMA American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
ASQ American Society for Quality
COMTO Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers

Education
Prairie View A&M University - Prairie View, Texas - B.S. Electrical Engineering
Institute for Railroad Engineering - Wilmington, Delaware - Diploma

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