FTA Awards PMO Contract to HNTB

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a contract to HNTB Corporation  to provide project management oversight (PMO) services in support of major nationwide transit capital projects. 

“The firm’s growing team of transit professionals nationwide is honored to work on some of the nation’s largest and most significant transit projects in partnership with FTA and numerous transit agencies in states throughout the country,” stated Vincent D. Gallagher, Jr., PE, HNTB’s national transit program senior vice president and lead for the PMO team for FTA.

Under the contract, HNTB will support FTA’s technical and management role in assessing the ability of transit project sponsors to implement FTA’s capital programs.

FTA’s PMO contractors provide recommendations and insights to assist in determining if the projects are being managed effectively, progressing on time and within budget, and are in accordance with the project sponsors’ approved plans. The contractors also assist in monitoring project sponsors’ risk management, assessing readiness to advance projects to new phases and providing technical assistance.

“PMO ensures that federal funds deliver a maximum return when invested in public transportation projects,” said Diana Mendes, AICP, HNTB’s Mid-Atlantic Division president. “We are grateful for FTA’s vote of confidence in our ability to support and extend its critical oversight capabilities, which lead to the successful delivery of transit projects that improve mobility in communities across the country.”