News

July 2017
NYSDOT Integrated Corridor Management Project Award
MTT is a member of the team selected by New York State DOT to provide System Integrator Services for the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) System planned for I-287, a 30-mile long corridor connecting Rockland and Westchester Counties. MTT is providing project controls including maintaining the project schedule, maintaining the project risk register, document control and program support.

June 2017
MTT Starts Work on Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway in New York City
As a subconsultant to the Phase 2 Partnership (a joint venture of WSP USA and STV, Inc.), MTT is supporting system engineering tasks including development of the Concept of Operations (ConOps) and providing CADD design staff. SAS Phase 2 will extend subway service from the 96th Street and Second Avenue Station to the 125th Street Station.

May 2017
MTT President Leads Presentation on Entrepreneurship at WTS Annual Conference
Marcia Shapiro, MTT President, led a panel at the 2017 WTS Annual Conference in Brooklyn, NY that addressed entrepreneurship as an option for transportation professionals and the challenges and opportunities of starting a company. Titled “Becoming Your Own Boss”, the panel also featured Barbara Armand, President & CEO, Armand Corporation, Bridgette Karra, Founder & CEO, Lumenor Consulting and Victoria Malaszecki, President & CEO, Envision Consultants.

April 2017
MTT Expands into Construction Management
Doreen Bartoldus has joined MTT as a Senior Consultant, Program and Construction Management. Bartoldus will mobilize business development efforts focused on Project Controls, Quality, Risk and Cost Management, and Design Services during Construction. Prior to joining MTT, Bartoldus served as CM for many significant New York area infrastructure projects including a $1.4 billion project for NYC DEP to construct the world’s largest ultraviolet facility for the Catskill-Delaware water supply system and an $80 million elevator and escalator upgrade project at Grand Central Terminal for Metro North Railroad. Bartoldus holds a BSCE from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and an MBA in sustainable business from Green Mountain College. She is a registered PE in New York, a certified construction manager, a LEED Green Associate, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.

January 2017
MTT Completes EAM Project for Amtrak
Working with WSP USA, MTT completed the development of a comprehensive asset management program for Amtrak’s infrastructure assets, presented in a Roadmap showing how Amtrak Engineering will get from its current asset management capability to achieve its asset management vision and target position. The 46 improvement projects are designed to be implemented over a 5-year period, from 2017 to 2022.

December 2016
Port Authority Enterprise Asset Management Program Award
MTT is a member of a team led by WSP USA that was selected to provide strategic consulting services for the development of a Port Authority of NY & NJ Enterprise Asset Management Improvement Program and Roadmap. This project included business process reengineering for line department maintenance processes as well as business requirements to support the implementation of a Maximo-based EAM system for Ports, Aviation and Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals.

November 2016
Chicago Metra Transit Asset Management Award
MTT is a member of a team led by WSP USA that was selected to provide professional consultant services for the development of Metra’s Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan. Chicago Metra (formerly the Commuter Rail Division of RTA) is one of the largest commuter rail systems in the nation.

March 2016
MTT Now Certified as an EDWOSB and a WOSB
In order to better serve our partners with Federal practices, Marine Tiger Technologies is now federally certified as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB).

January 2016
MTT Featured in TRB Poster Session on “Thinking Spatially: Managing and Planning Commuter Rail with Geographic Information Systems”
Marcia Shapiro has co-authored a paper entitled GIS Concept of Operations as a First Step Toward Total Enterprise Management: Metro-North Commuter Rail Case Study. This paper will be featured on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM at the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Come join us at Poster Session 672 in Convention Center Hall E to hear about the dynamic grassroots approach used at Metro-North to collect goals and objectives, develop project initiatives, and identify future staffing and resource requirements for the implementation of enterprise GIS.

December 2015
MTT President Conducts NTI Asset Management Course on December 8-9 in Wilmington, DE
Marcia Shapiro will serve as an instructor for the National Transit Institute’s Introduction to Transit Asset Management course to be given in Wilmington, DE this December. This course focuses on AM principles, performance measurement, building and implementing an AM plan and AM tools and techniques and is directed at mid- and senior-level managers who are involved in the day-to-day operation and use transit assets including rolling stock, guideway, and facilities to perform their duties.

October 2015
MTT Now DBE-certified in Six States
Marine Tiger Technologies is now certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in the following six states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Connecticut and Massachusetts. DBE certification is pending with the State of Illinois and the Washington Metropolitan area Transit Authority (WMATA) in the District of Columbia. Our firm was first approved as a DBE in 2012 in our home state of New Jersey.

September 2015
MTT Starts Work with Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
Marine Tiger Technologies has joined a team that is administering a program to facilitate home repairs and rehabilitation for the owners of single-family homes impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Our role is to provide IT support and data analysis. This program is funded by the NY Housing Trust Fund Corporation.

August 2015
MTT Starts Work on Toronto Transit Commission’s Enterprise Asset Management Project
Marine Tiger Technologies is providing consultant services to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) as part of a team selected to assess current asset management practices within the Subways Infrastructure, and Rail Cars and Shops departments. This project will identify the gap between current practices and best practices in accordance with ISO 50001:2014 and the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) and provide recommendations for an improvement plan. The TTC is responsible for providing public transit in the City of Toronto via four subway lines, 11 streetcar routes and more than 140 bus routes carrying 525 million riders per year (about 1.6 million on a typical weekday).

August 2015
MTT Starts Work on NYCT DOT Sign Information Management Systems Project
Marine Tiger Technologies began work on NYC DOT’s SIMS project in August 2015. The new system under development by Cambridge Systematics will support work orders and inventory management as well as the development of a workflow for sign-related fieldwork performed by contractors. This web-based system incorporates an ESRi-based geocoded database of all active signs extracted from NYC DOT’s legacy database, allowing users to view and manipulate signs through a map interface in addition to database text fields. MTT is leading the development of the training plan, reference materials and training courses to support knowledge transfer to approximately 600 end users.

July 2015
MTT President selected for 2015 Corporate Alliance Program/NYCEO Mentorship Program
Following a citywide competitive application and interview process, Marcia Shapiro, President of Marine Tiger Technologies, was selected to participate in the 2015 Corporate Alliance Program/NYCEO Mentorship Program. The Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) is a public-private partnership between NYC Department of Small Business Services and the following ten corporations: Accenture, American Express, BNY Mellon, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, Columbia University, Con Edison, Goldman Sachs, IBM, and National Grid.

This 26-week mentorship program matches CEOs from NYC-certified or eligible Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to mentors from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a membership-based networking organization whose members are successful entrepreneurs generating at least $1 million in annual revenues. During the course of the program, participants will meet with their mentors to work on business and leadership goals and attend learning seminars on relevant business topics presented by executives from the corporate partner organizations.

May 2015
MTT President Leads Panel on Enterprise Asset Management at WTS Annual Meeting in Chicago
On May 21, 2015, Marcia Shapiro moderated a panel discussion on the topic of “Driving Transit Performance Through Better Asset Management” at the WTS Annual Conference in Chicago. In addition to serving as moderator, Marcia joined Dr. Christian Roberts, Director, Asset Management for WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, in a presentation on asset management best practices, MAP-21 and ISO-550001 requirements, the key components of a gap assessment and EAM benefits realization.