Professional brings deep background with MBTA to the Mattapan High-Speed Line Transformation Program
BOSTON (Jan. 11, 2023) – Amanda DeGiorgi has joined HNTB as a program manager in the firm’s Boston office where she brings more than seven years of experience in the transit industry primarily working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. DeGiorgi will serve as HNTB’s deputy program manager for the MBTA’s Mattapan High-Speed Line Transformation Program. In this role, DeGiorgi oversees planning and early design for the light rail corridor’s modernization. The project includes implementing state-of-good repair, accessibility and safety improvements on all infrastructure, as well as upgrades that will allow future deployment of a modern light rail vehicle.
“Amanda is a trusted and valued partner to MBTA, bringing extensive expertise in all facets of bus and rail transit operations, planning and program management,” said Gary Bua, HNTB senior vice president and Massachusetts office leader. “The addition of her skills to the Massachusetts office enhances our already deep bench of innovative multi-modal transit experience here and throughout the firm.”
DeGiorgi’s background includes expertise in transit infrastructure and vehicles planning, design, and operations. Before joining HNTB, she was at another engineering firm, where she began working with the MBTA in 2015. Her resume includes the Authority’s Bus Facility Modernization Program, Transit Asset Management Improvement Plan and Facility Condition Assessments, Green Line Transit Signal Priority Implementation, as well as the Mattapan High-Speed Line Due Diligence and Initial Options Study. Her transit expertise has been tapped by the Federal Transit Administration to develop its Transit Asset Management Systems Handbook and by Orlando, Florida’s SunRail; Norfolk, Virginia’s Hampton Roads Transit; and Seattle’s King County Metro.
DeGiorgi is an active member of the Women in Transportation Seminar. She holds a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago.