To prepare for planned improvements in its bus service, the MBTA is currently advancing an initiative to upgrade their bus facilities systemwide.

These upgrades will allow the Authority to accommodate a zero-emission fleet of battery-electric buses, expand the capacity for these buses and create a modern, efficient work environment for MBTA employees.

While this initiative seeks to update or replace all of the current bus maintenance facilities, HNTB is providing lead services on project controls, procurement, electrification and utility components, and environmental planning and permitting. The firm is also a major participant in all public outreach activities and holds a senior advisory role in the project.

The first two facilities to be modernized are the Quincy and Arborway Bus Maintenance Facilities. Future maintenance facilities to be upgraded include Fellsway, Lynn, Albany Street, Southampton, Cabot and Charlestown.

Location: Massachusetts

Client: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Services: Project controls, power and electrical, commercial approach, environmental permitting