HNTB is working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to provide project management, engineering and inspection services in support of the overhaul of two high-speed, 149-passenger ferries used in a commuter ferry service between Boston and the south shore of the city. MBTA needs to ensure that the vessels comply with Federal Transit Administration requirements, the weight of the vessel is within the structural design limit, and the additional weight does not pose any safety concerns.

HNTB is providing a multidisciplinary team of experienced program and project managers, engineers, naval architects and inspectors in support of this project. The firm’s services include design reviews, first article inspections, test and inspection witness, project and configuration management, production and quality oversight, change order review and other support as required during this overhaul.

At the close of the project, the vessels will return to year-round service in the Boston Harbor with an extended service life of 10 years.

Location: Boston, MA

Client: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Services: Project management, quality oversight and inspection services