The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has selected Mott MacDonald as the prime engineering firm to provide general architectural and engineering consultant services for rail systems over a three- to five-year period.
Nick DeNichilo, president and CEO of Mott MacDonald in North America, said, “Our company has served WMATA in a variety of roles in recent years, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our services on behalf of a critical lifeline in the nation’s capital."
Mott MacDonald’s team will be led by Larry Williamson (program director), Darryl Brogan (program manager), and Bill Palko (deputy program manager), who bring a combined total of more than 100 years of experience with similar projects. Mott MacDonald will lead the entire program for rail systems while continuing to provide automatic train control (ATC) system engineering services to WMATA. Mott MacDonald’s engineering team has successfully assisted WMATA with numerous efforts to improve their automatic train control system including a comprehensive ATC system safety analysis that led to the closing of an NTSB-recommended action stemming from the fatal 2009 accident at Fort Totten.
The integrated team assembled by Mott MacDonald provides for a substantial level of technical staff to be available from several major firms and from Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. Team members include HNTB Corporation (traction power), Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (track), LTK Engineering Services (automatic fare collection), and AECOM (communications).