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July 9, 2014

Keolis names industry vets to oversee MBTA rail contract

Thomas M. Mulligan as GM and Gerald C. Francis as Deputy GM of Keolis Commuter Services in Boston, will be overseeing the MBTA’s commuter rail contract, which Keolis began operating on July 1.


July 1, 2014

Keolis begins operating MBTA's commuter rail lines

Passengers will begin to see changes designed to improve their travel experience almost immediately, among them the launch of a staffed customer service center that will be open seven days a week to provide assistance to customers.


June 19, 2014

MBTA to fire drivers found carrying cell phones

The rule was announced on Monday a month after a public bus driver who police said was holding a cell phone crashed in a Boston suburb and injured several people.


June 12, 2014

CAF awarded $118M Boston Green Line railcar contract

Final assembly and testing is to be performed at CAF’s manufacturing facility in Elmira Heights, N.Y. Delivery of the new Green Line cars will take place between the end of 2017 and 2018.


May 7, 2014

Question of the day: What is the most urgent trend affecting your operation today?

We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.


April 2, 2014

MBTA late night subway service debut sees more than 18K riders

This is the transit system’s most recent attempt at offering late-night service; it ended its all-bus service, the Night Owl, in 2005 due to lack of ridership. However, the new plan has received significant support from the state and corporate sponsorships.


March 7, 2014

Keolis awarded $2.6 billion contract to run MBTA commuter rail

The eight-year contract includes the option for two additional two-year extensions, which, if granted, would raise the contract value to $4.2 billion over 12 years.


February 10, 2014

MBTA chief signs up to use paratransit service

GM Beverly Scott is experiencing medical issues with her left foot which will limit her mobility for about three months, and used a pseudonym when signing up for the service to avoid special treatment. Scott said that she believes she is the first GM to be certified with The Ride.


February 4, 2014

New York named 'best public transportation city'

Walk Score took data from 316 U.S. cities and thousands of neighborhoods and assigned a "Transit Score" to each. The scores consider frequency, type of route and distance between stops.


January 15, 2014

MBCR wants judge to order release of T contract docs

The complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, also seeks an extension of a Jan. 21 deadline to appeal the award that went to the winning company, Keolis.


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