Management & Operations

Keolis commemorates Earth Month through neighborhood cleanups

Posted on April 9, 2019

To commemorate Earth Month, employees and volunteers from Keolis Commuter Services will help beautify, improve and clean up neighborhoods around MBTA's commuter rail stations.
MBTA
To commemorate Earth Month, employees and volunteers from Keolis Commuter Services will help beautify, improve and clean up neighborhoods around MBTA's commuter rail stations.MBTA
To commemorate Earth Month, employees and volunteers from Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) will dedicate time and resources during April to help beautify, improve and clean up neighborhoods around Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's commuter rail stations.

Earth Month is a global commemoration promoting environmental awareness and advancement, and throughout the month, Keolis volunteers will organize and participate in clean ups and other activities in Boston, Brockton, Framingham and Lynn.

In addition to the benefit of a cleaner neighborhood and a reduced environmental impact, helping to keep railroad tracks clear of litter and debris helps to reduce the risk of fires, environmental contamination through run-off and damage to trains.

During April, Keolis teams will be picking up litter along the right of way and beautifying landscape areas at and around Boston’s Four Corners/Geneva Station, Brockton’s Campello Station and Lynn Station. At Four Corners/Geneva Station. Keolis teams will also host a free gardening workshop for residents who live in the surrounding neighborhood. In addition to the benefit of a cleaner neighborhood and a reduced environmental impact, helping to keep railroad tracks clear of litter and debris helps to reduce the risk of fires, environmental contamination through run-off and damage to trains.

“While our Keolis teams work diligently to implement and maintain sustainable processes every day, Earth Month allows us the opportunity to recognize these achievements and share them with the general community,” said David Scorey, Keolis General Manager and CEO.

In addition to these cleanup and community activities, on Saturday, April 27, employee volunteers will participate in the Framingham Earth Month festival with giveaways and to demonstrate the environmental benefits of public transportation as a climate-friendly choice when compared to driving a single occupancy vehicle. According to APTA, the average motorist contributes 10,000 pounds of carbon emissions per year.

Since assuming operations of commuter rail in July 2014, Keolis teams have volunteered thousands of hours focused on community cleanup and related activities.
Keolis
Since assuming operations of commuter rail in July 2014, Keolis teams have volunteered thousands of hours focused on community cleanup and related activities.Keolis
Keolis employees will benefit from a tour of the Casella Waste Systems recycling plant in Charlestown as part of a training program to implement more effective recycling practices. Additional training opportunities will be provided to employees that focus on environmental policies, safe work practices and the benefits of transit systems to public health.

Since assuming operations of commuter rail in July 2014, Keolis teams have volunteered thousands of hours focused on community cleanup and related activities and have removed several tons of trash from the right of way and other areas around commuter rail stations, some of which is above and beyond contractual obligations.

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

More News

Passenger rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report finds

The report explored seven metropolitan regions, including Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle, that provide access to heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and BRT.

APTA names Fernandez chair, new executive committee members

Jeffrey A. Nelson, GM of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District in Moline, Ill., will serve as vice chair.

American Logistics names new VP, transit market development

Ron Brooks previously served as manager of accessible transit services at Valley Metro.

New Flyer's McNeill named to Canada's Clean50 sustainability leaders

She was honored during the Clean50 Summit held in Toronto, and hosted by Delta Management Group.

Van Fossen retires after 40 years with First Transit

He began his career with First Transit in 1980 as an assistant GM in Lynchburg, Va.

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