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Delivery Method

O & M
# of Projects: 1
100% of the Results

Background informationProject Created: January 18, 2017

Project Name: O&M Contract for MBTA Commuter Rail
Year in Operation: 2003
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Rail
Status: In Operation
Type: Repositioning of Existing Facility
Description: 5 year O&M contract to operate Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Commuter Rail Network.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Operations & Maintenance
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: O&M (with no deferral of Maintenance) plus repairs and some capital replacement of stock and rail for 700+ mile commuter rail network in eastern Massachusetts.

Project Locations

City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: MBTA owns or leases.
Checkbox Checked Access to Land: MBTA provides.
Checkbox Checked Revenue Stream (Cash Flow) Created Through Initial Commitment of Public Sponsor(s): MBTA collects tolls itself, and is responsible to contractor for contract payments, irrespective of toll receipts.
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance: By MBTA.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: O&M costs are funded by the MBTA, which has authority to raise its own funds through borrowing.

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Direct Cash Support

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: MBTA is funded in part by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and also receives federal grants.

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From Cash On Hand

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Borrowed from Capital Markets

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for long term operations and maintenance of an existing facility, including non-capital repairs.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Operations and Maintenance (If Privately Contracted)
Mandatory Statutory Form
Massachusetts forms, with modifications. 

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: September 15, 2008
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
Pre-Feasibility (Public Sponsor Expense)
> $50 Million US
Operations & Maintenance
$500 Million - 2 Billion US


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