MBTA: Safety & Resiliency


Project Goal:


The MBTA is currently in the process of upgrading all remaining commuter rail lines for Safety and Resiliency purposes including the implementation of Automatic Train Control signal technology to meet federal requirements as stated by the Federal Railroad Agency. Services provided by the PM/CM team include the planning, design, construction, testing, and commissioning of commuter rail wayside infrastructure and signal systems, automatic train control, communication systems, Positive Train Control, power transmission, distribution and connection with signal, ATC and PTC systems, and other disciplines necessary to upgrade the MBTA's infrastructure in both and active commuter rail and freight environment.   



RND has been contracted by the Prime Consultant (WSP) to perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control for the Program Management Plan and Strategic Implementation Plan including review and edit of project documents such as reports, procedures, agendas, and meeting minutes. During the 30% design process, RND identified potential real estate risks on the project for evaluation as deign alternatives were presented, especially during final design coordination around four drawbridges. For the design/build and construction phases as part of the PM/CM team for the Prime Consultant, RND staff will provide direct project management support for both the Prime Consultant and the MBTA staff.