January 9, 2014

Keolis wins Mass. commuter rail contract

Photo by John Phelan via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by John Phelan via Wikimedia Commons
BOSTON — French transit company, Keolis will take over operation of the Massachusetts commuter rail system starting July 1, The Boston Globe reported.

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., which has operated the system since 2003. MBTA general manager Beverly A. Scott, said the agency will save $254 million over the term of a full 12-year contract, according to the Globe. For the full story, click here.

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