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Hill International wins 16M government contract for mass-transit oversight

Construction risk-management firm Hill International announced Monday that it ahs received a $16 million, five-year contract to provide project management services to the U.S. Federal Transit Administration.The Marlton-based company, which recently announced plans to move to Philadelphia, said in a news release that it will work on major transit capital projects nationwide under the deal. Hill will assist the FTA technical staff in assessing the project management and technical capacity of communities that receive some of the FTA’s nearly $11 billion in annual financial assistance for public transportation systems.

“We understand the importance of the FTA’s (project management oversight) program in overseeing how federal funds are spent on transit projects nationwide,” Vincent D. Gallagher, senior vice president and director of Hill’s Federal Transit Group, said in a prepared statement. “We are extremely pleased that the FTA has decided to continue our involvement in the PMO program, which Hill helped pioneer in the 1980s.”

Hill will monitor projects to ensure they are progressing on time and on budget, in accordance with government-approved plans.

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