Whether large auto or passenger ferry service or smaller water taxi service, Moffatt & Nichol provides specialized expertise in planning, operational and economic analyses, traffic management, design, environmental studies, permitting, and construction of multimodal facilities, including ferry terminals, piers and docks, mooring systems, site work and terminal buildings. The firm maintains a group of planners and engineers specifically dedicated to ferry terminal planning and design, as well as coastal and hydraulic engineers experienced in the analysis and design of navigation channels, including vessel maneuvering and channel capacity studies.
From feasibility analysis and strategic advice through rail planning, grant writing, design, permitting, program management, design-build, and construction oversight, the Moffatt & Nichol team has helped railroads, states, localities, transit authorities, port authorities and shippers to safely achieve their operational and market goals.
From bundled small bridge programs to award-winning landmarks such as the San Francisco-Oakland East Bay Bridge, the largest self-anchored suspension bridge in the world. Our bridge services span the life of a bridge, from environmental clearance and preliminary design to detailed engineering, design-build, construction support, inspection, rehabilitation, and seismic retrofit. Moffatt & Nichol has applied our structural capabilities to planning and/or designing more than 700 bridge and grade separation projects throughout the United States.
Our firms assists local, state, and federal governments to maintain, reconstruct, expand, or build arterial roads, interchanges, culverts, roundabouts, as well as sound and retaining walls and other civil infrastructure. Our transportation engineers deliver designs that are environmentally-sensitive and supportive of community goals. We deliver projects that meet our client’s cost, budget and objectives through goal-driven planning, continuous schedule and cost analyses, thorough quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on traffic management and safety.