MBTA South Station Bus Terminal and Parking Garage

Arora was tasked with providing peer review services to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for the expansion of their South Station bus terminal and parking garage. The complex expansion was built over South Station’s rail tracks and platforms that serve both the MBTA’s commuter rail service and Amtrak. This work is part of a larger private developer air rights project that will be constructing multiple high-rise office and residential towers and additional parking garage levels over the bus station expansion.


Arora’s scope of work included mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design reviews.

Mechanical and Plumbing

  • General HVAC and ventilation review
  • Plumbing review
  • Fire protection review
  • Platform ventilation review
  • Bus loading area ventilation review
  • Track hood calculations review
  • Heating system performance review


  • Platform lighting review
  • Bus loading area lighting review
  • Bus concourse lighting review
  • Indoor and outdoor parking level lighting review
  • Telephone and fire alarm systems review

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority


Boston, MA