Project Management Oversight (PMO) Program

Location Nationwide, U.S.

Client U.S. Federal Transit Administration

Services Project Management, Project Management Oversight, Project Monitoring

Project Value $20 billion

In 1985, as part of a project management oversight (PMO) contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Hill developed the FTA’s original PMO guidelines. Today Hill is fulfilling its ninth PMO task order contract. As part of this ongoing contract, Hill oversees federally funded transit agency projects, providing technical, financial, and management oversight capabilities to FTA. Our experience encompasses more than 40 PMO project assignments in 13 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, more than $20 billion in project value, and oversight of more than 200 stations and 300 miles of trackwork. More than 2 million passengers use Hill-overseen rail systems daily. 

Hill’s PMO services include management plan development, preliminary and final design monitoring, design review processes, risk assessments, construction progress monitoring, project controls management, quality assurance/quality control management, safety management, inter-agency coordination, and vehicle procurement, among others. 

Highlights of Hill’s PMO assignments include:

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA), Washington DC: Hill is providing PMO services for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Extension to Wiehle Avenue. This heavy rail project is an 11.6 mile extension of the WMATA Metro system and includes 5 stations and 64 new rail cars. This project is complex in nature and has high political visibility due to its close proximity to Washington, D.C. The program is valued at approximately $3.1 billion. 

Honolulu Rapid Transit (HART) High-Capacity Transit Corridor, Honolulu, HI: Hill is performing PMO for HART’s Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor project. This is an urban rail, largely elevated, rapid transit system featuring elements of both heavy and light rail systems linking suburban stations with downtown Honolulu. Once complete, the project will be the first large-scale publicly run metro system in the U.S. to feature platform screen doors. 

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA): Hill is providing PMO services for SEPTA’s Major Capital Projects. This work includes stations, heavy rail, commuter rail, vehicle procurement, and new facilities construction through the SEPTA system.

Florida Department of Transportation, Central FL: Hill is providing PMO services for the $358 million Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit (CFCRT) Project. The CFCRT will run more than 60 miles and serve 17 stations and will extend north and south of Orlando. The CFCRT encompasses approximately 18 miles of additional second track, a new signal system, a vehicle storage yard and control center, and support facilities. 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA: Hill provided PMO services for MBTA’s Major Capital Projects totaling some $3 billion, including the South Boston Piers Transitway Project, Old Colony Railroad Rehabilitation Project and Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility, Light Rail Accessibility Program, Blue Line Rehabilitation Program, Silver Line Phase III Bus Rapid Transit Project, and the Systemwide Improvements Program. 

Las Vegas Monorail, Las Vegas, NV: The Las Vegas Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) built a 2.28 mile Resort Corridor Automated Guideway Transit (elevated monorail) project. The monorail serves the Las Vegas central business district and the northern part of the resort corridor along the Las Vegas strip from Fremont Street to Sahara Avenue.

“Hill International is one of the pioneers of the PMO program. Their performance for our office has consistently been timely and of the highest quality.” -Mike McCollum, PE, FTA Region III Director of Program Management