Youcif Almegaryaf will work at the MBTA on its capital budgeting for infrastructure projects with the Senior Director of Capital Planning.
Sophie Feldman will be working with the MBTA’s Transportation Facilities Maintenance Department. She will be building on the work she started during the semester investigating when the department should be making things in house and when it should be procuring services or items.
Justin Galle will explore the performance of the contract for the use of the MBTA jet turbines, which are emergency generators that also earn revenue through participation in energy markets. The deliverable will be a recommendation for approaching the new contract (current end date 2019) with a benefit cost analysis of the options for replacement, fuel switching, or leasing of the turbines.
Kevin Leiby, in coordination with Sophie Feldman, will be working with the MBTA’s Transportation Facilities Maintenance Department. He will also be furthering the project he started during the school year to make recommendations for what criteria the organization should look at when making the decision if they should make or buy a good or service.
Kyle Smith will be working with the City of Revere’s Public Works Department. His summer project will focus on the next steps in bringing this department to have an activity-based approach to their budget. His work will build upon a project he did during the semester with Professor Linda Bilmes’ class.