Rail

Mass. Bay Commuter Railroad Co. names new GM

Posted on October 13, 2010

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) has appointed Hugh J. Kiley, Jr. as the company’s new general manager.

 

Kiley succeeds Donald L. Saunders, who has been MBCR’s acting GM since March 2010. 

 

As GM, Kiley will focus on MBCR’s top priorities of providing safe, reliable, on-time rail service and delivering superior customer service. Kiley will oversee MBCR’s day-to-day operations and manage the strategic direction for the company, which provides service to the more than 140,000 daily passengers who ride the MBTA commuter rail system.

 

“Hugh brings forty years of railroad experience to MBCR and has coordinated service delivery at all levels of the industry, including commuter and intercity passenger service,” said James F. O’Leary, chairman of the MBCR Board of Directors. “Hugh will continue to build upon the company’s record of providing safe, reliable service and delivering superior customer service in Massachusetts.”

 

“MBCR has an impressive track record of service delivery, continual train performance improvement, and safety in its operation,” said Kiley. “I look forward to working with the leadership team and our diverse workforce to improve service even further in Greater Boston.”

 

Prior to his appointment, Kiley served as the assistant VP - Operations at Norfolk Southern Corp., the holding company of a 21,000-mile railroad system. In this capacity, Kiley has overseen major industry infrastructure and service improvement projects, while also serving as Norfolk Southern’s corporate security officer.

 

Kiley has served for nine years as the co-chair of the group that developed the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE). The $3.2 billion CREATE project is the largest public-private transportation partnership in the country and is designed to provide comprehensive improvements to commuter, Amtrak, and freight operations in the congested Chicago region.

 

Additionally, Kiley had previously served as assistant VP, Transportation Services at Norfolk Southern, and prior to that, in a variety of senior operating positions at Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail), including VP of Service Design and Planning and as first GM of Conrail’s National Customer Service Center. Kiley was also a high-level operations officer in several locations on the Conrail system.

 

Kiley began his career at Boston’s South Station in 1970 as a brakeman. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

M-1 Rail opens rail facility for Detroit streetcar

The Penske Tech Center will be the nation’s first vehicle storage and maintenance facility to operate completely off-wire.

Tri-Rail launches train tracking app

The straightforward and user-friendly system superimposes the corridor map on top of a Google map, which shows the precise location of the train.

Alstom to provide additional trainsets for Melbourne rail

The five additional six-car X’Trapolis trainsets will enhance the Melbourne’s Metropolitan Rail Network's capacity.

Honolulu takes delivery of first railcar

The four car train, manufactured by Hitachi Rail Italy, is a key component of the first driverless rail transit system in the U.S.

FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close