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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.


January 9, 2014

Keolis wins Mass. commuter rail contract

The company won the state’s largest operating contract in history with a bid that was 6% lower than that of the current operator, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co.


August 23, 2013

Mass. rail co. certifies 17 new assistant conductors

The graduates join the ranks of a select group that works directly with customers and transportation managers to provide safe and reliable service.


July 10, 2013

Mass. commuter rail co. taps FRA exec for GM post

Bonnie Murphy will succeed Hugh J. Kiley Jr.


May 15, 2013

MBCR achieved 97% on-time performance in April

This was the highest monthly on-time performance recorded since 2006 and the fourth-highest since July, 2003. The level of service in April capped a seven-month stretch marked by harsh winter weather conditions and impacts caused by Hurricane Sandy.


January 16, 2013

MBCR conductors go mobile

Unique technology, developed by Massachusetts-based mobile firm Raizlabs, will feed real-time service information into the palm of a conductor’s hand as the application’s satellite function will show the speed, exact location and track assignment of every train on the commuter rail system.


December 12, 2012

MBCR Chair: Rail infrastructure work needed

System needs state tax investments in bridge work, signals, new train engines and other improvements. Bridge work would improve on-time performance. Train engines initially scheduled for replacement in 2004 were delayed until 2013.


September 28, 2012

MBCR A/C sets efficiency record

MBCR, which operates a fleet of coaches that average more than 24 years in age, with some cars that are nearly 40 years old, reported an average of less than one air conditioning malfunction per day from June 1 until September 15th for the 356 passenger coaches used in daily service.


July 25, 2012

Mass. rail to partner with Boston bike share program

Introduced in 2011, under the direction of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and his “Boston Bikes” program, "Hubway" features 600 bicycles and 60 stations throughout Boston available for 24-hour, three-day or annual rentals.


May 23, 2012

Mass. railcar honors fallen war heroes

The Gold Star Memorial coach will travel thousands of miles across Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a reminder of all of our fallen heroes who gave their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


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