MBTA eyes P3 for transit-oriented projects

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has restructured, with its capital division focusing on P3s to support development.

Credit: MBTA

According to an email seen by the Boston Herald, the transport agency is to be restructured into four divisions: operations, safety, capital and administration.

Chief engineer Sam Zhou is to lead the capital division, and under this part of the business the Transit Oriented Development Department will be run by Scott Bosworth.

The Boston Herald reports that the email to staff states that this department will be “focused on public-private partnerships”, as the agency looks to use transit-oriented developments (TODs) to help deliver new housing.

TOD has become an area of increasing interest over recent years as authorities see the opportunity to link transportation infrastructure investment with social infrastructure development. To read more, click here.